Beauty

The Best Liquid Illuminators For Glossy Skin

The result? Radiance.

The strength of a great highlighter is undeniable; but if luxurious-looking lit-from-within luminosity is the intent, pearlescent powders aren’t always the best option.

Luminisers of the liquid variety are able to deliver dewy, glossy skin without any signs of sparkle or shimmer.

Whether you want to swipe straight onto high points or play complexion chemist by blending with your base, here are the Girlfriend-approved liquid highlighters. No glitter, just glow.

Glass Glow Face by Kevyn Aucoin
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Glass Glow Face by Kevyn Aucoin, $49 at MECCA.

Part highlighter, part hydrator, it dilutes the shimmer with passion fruit and marula oils to deliver a glass-like glow.

SkinLights Face Glow Illuminator by Revlon
(Credit: Skin Lights Face Glow Illuminator by Revlon)

Skin Lights Face Glow Illuminator by Revlon, $24.95 on Priceline.

Making a triumphant return to shelves after years of consumer demand, this glow-boosting steal delivers a wash of luxurious-looking luminosity.

Teint Couture Radiant Drop by Givenchy
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Teint Couture Radiant Drop by Givenchy, $74 at Myer.

A mother-of-pearl-infused melt-into-skin style situation with a unique hybrid applicator featuring both a dropper and brush.

Strobe Cream by M.A.C
(Credit: Strobe Cream by M.A.C)

Strobe Cream by M.A.C, $56 at Myer.

Powered by soothing green tea, this radiance-reviving cream takes skin from lifeless to recharged, both above and below the surface.

Neo Nude A-Highlight by Giorgio Armani
(Credit: Neo Nude A-Highlight by Giorgio Armani)

Neo Nude A-Highlight by Giorgio Armani, $69 at Myer.

If ‘no makeup makeup’ is your goal, this is your ‘no highlighter highlighter’; it’s deliciously dewy but impressively undetectable.

Liquid Light Drops Highlighter by Zoeva
(Credit: Liquid Light Drops Highlighter by Zoeva)

Liquid Light Drops Highlighter by Zoeva, $38 at Sephora.

Enriched with rosehip oil to provide glow in both skincare and shimmer form, the angled applicator grants it ‘good to the last drop’ status.

Goddess Aurora Collection Luxury Illuminating Liquid by Rodin Olio Lusso
(Credit: Goddess Aurora Collection Luxury Illuminating Liquid by Rodin Olio Lusso)

Goddess Aurora Collection Luxury Illuminating Liquid by Rodin Olio Lusso, $59.26 at REVOLVE.

Billed by the brand as ‘drops of golden sun at your fingertips’, this weightless liquid luminizer is ideal for blending with your base.

Touche Éclat Glow Shot by Yves Saint Laurent

Touche Éclat Glow Shot by Yves Saint Laurent, $68 at David Jones.

A light-as-air formula in a touch-up friendly tube; you haven’t lived until you’ve seen this on a brow bone.

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