The All-Time Best Liquid Highlighters for Skin That Looks Dewy, Not Greasy

The All-Time Best Liquid Highlighters for Skin That Looks Dewy, Not Greasy
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When foundation or any other sort of coverage isn’t thrown into the mix, there are few makeup products I feel comfortable wearing on my bare skin. Liquid highlighter is one of them. Of course, this is a product that can go completely left if you’re wearing way too much or applying a formula that looks too greasy. However, when applied correctly and blended to perfection, it can make your skin looks like it’s Facetuned, but better (and more natural).

Like most liquid products, including foundation, you have a couple different options when it comes to application. The easiest, in my opinion, is with clean hands. Simply dot the area where you want coverage and then swipe outward and down with your fingers. Should you prefer a makeup sponge, saturate it with water and squeeze before blending in the formula with a soft bouncing motion. If you’re someone who would rather use brushes, just be sure that they’re made of quality materials, as cheaply made bristles can cause the product to spread unevenly over your face.

Whether you’re wearing coverage (foundation, CC cream, BB cream) or not, highlighter should never be used all over the face. Instead, apply it to the places hit directly by sunlight; the cheekbones, brow bone, and bridge of the nose. And since everyone’s style is different, keep scrolling for some of the best liquid highlighters out now, from subtle shine to over-the-top sparkle.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Glow Face Highlighter

Available in four lustrous shades, from peach to bronze, for blending with other coverage products.

$25 at Sephora

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bareMinerals.

bareMinerals BarePro Glow Highlighter

This illuminator delivers a slew of benefits, including green lentil extract to help smooth the skin’s texture.

$29 at Ulta

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Dermablend.

Dermablend Glow Creator Multi-Use Highlighter

An oil-free formula that only requires a few drops to make a high-shine impact.

$33 at Ulta

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Flesh Beauty.

Flesh Ripe Flesh Glisten Drops

A gel-like water made with a high concentration of mica pearls for a glow that you can build, depending on your mood.

$28 at Ulta

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Huda Beauty.

Huda Beauty N.Y.M.P.H. All Over Body Highlighter

Huda’s latest drop is available in three different shades and safe to use on the face and body.

$49 at Huda Beauty

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J Cat Beauty.

J Cat Beauty Aura Glow Liquid Highlighter

This range of six illuminators has something for every skin tone and can even be mixed together for an ultra-custom glow.

$8.99 at Ulta

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Juice Beauty.

Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Juice Boost

This lightweight coconut- and moringa-infused illuminator comes in two shades for a subtle brightening of your complexion.

$25 at Ulta

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L’Oreal Paris.

L’Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Liquid Gold Illuminator

This drugstore favorite can be applied all over the face or to key areas, depending on how much of a highlight you want.

$11.99 at Ulta

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NARS Cosmetics.

NARS Orgasm Liquid Highlighter

We’re so glad the iconic blush is now available in liquid form so we can apply literally anywhere on the face. (My favorite is the eyelids.)

$30 at Ulta

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NYX Cosmetics.

NYX Born to Glow! Liquid Illuminator

Another multi-use glow-getter that can be used on the face and body.

$7.50 at Ulta

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Sephora Collection.

Sephora Golden Hour Liquid Highlighter

Lightweight and silky for a subtle glow on naked skin and buildable on top of other makeup too.

$14 at Sephora

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tarte cosmetics.

tarte tartiest pro glow liquid highlighter

An oil-free, gel cream in three different shades for a non-greasy finish.

$29 at Sephora

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Wander Beauty.

Wander Beauty Catch the Light Highlighter and Glowtion

The best part of this illuminator is the dual applicator, which includes both liquid and stick, so you always have options.

$34 at Sephora

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Becca Cosmetics.

Becca Liquid Shimmering Skin Perfector

From a soft pearl for fairer skin to an ethereal gold for darker skin, this light-reflecting highlighter is one of the most versatile on the market.

$41 at Sephora

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Giorgio Armani Beauty.

Giorgio Armani A-Line Liquid Highlighter

For that no-makeup makeup vibe, this buildable, powder-free formula is easy to apply and stays put all day.

$38 at Sephora

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Kevyn Aucoin.

Kevyn Aucoin Glass Glow Face Illuminator

This gloss will give you skin that looks and feels hydrated, thanks to the addition of marula oil and passion fruit oil in the lightweight formula.

$32 at Sephora

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