Shimmer Into Summer: Blinding Highlighter Palettes That You Need In Your Life

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Since it first started to become popular, highlighter has taken over the beauty business and become one of the most exciting products currently on the market. With every brand making their own version of the shimmer and every beauty Instagram account focusing on the beam of light hitting the cheekbone, this is not a trend, but a long-lasting beauty essential.

This week, we take a look at just some of the stunning highlighter beauty palettes available right now. From on-trend and fairly new brands to classic make-up royalty, there is a highlighter palette on offer to suit every skin tone and every style.


Fenty Beauty | Killawatt Foil

Fenty Beauty has taken fashion colours to the next level with this double shade highlight palette. This Metallic Tangerine and Metallic Magenta palette is a weightless, long-wearing cream-powder with beautiful pigmentation. It’s a striking look for those who aren’t afraid to stand out, yet there are options available in more natural shades for a laid-back vibe. The powder can be used for eyes as well, so it has a certain 2-in-1 appeal.


Hourglass | Ambient Lightening Palette

A palette which claims to “recreate an exquisitely flattering light source”, the Hourglass Ambient palette combines three stunning highlight shades to craft the perfect sun kissed finish on the cheek.


Kylie Cosmetics | Highlighter Palette, Pressed Powder

Known for its quality pigmentation, Kylie Cosmetics has surprised fans with the overall luxe finish of its palettes. The pressed powder Highlighter Palette contains four shimmering shades from pale gold to deeper bronze, giving the perfect option for every skin tone and to expertly blend, depending on your own make-up prowess.


Charlotte Tilbury | Filmstar Bronze & Glow

This sculpt and highlight palette from Charlotte Tilbury contains a deep bronzer for contouring and a lighter highlight to create that sort-after glow. The highlight powder is created with a golden base to suit most skin tones and integrated with their Light Flex Technology to grab and reflect the sun light at every chance. It’s a light, sheer coverage to enable experimentation when building the colour up.


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Urban Decay | Sin Afterglow Highlighter Palette

The Sin Afterglow Highlighter Palette from Urban Decay contains six shades for real versatile usage. With three highlights and three blush shades, you can use them together or solo to create your own individual look. The pigment is super blendable and looks great on every skin tone.

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Nars | Highlighting Powder

Although not a palette, this Nars highlighter is still worth a place on the list. Certainly one for a highlight beginner, it’s difficult to go wrong with this powder dream. With rich pigmentation, only a small amount on the tip of your brush is required to create that sun-kissed glow we all seek.

Whether you’re into the shimmering cheekbone look or not, this is one make-up look that you simply cannot ignore. From naturally sun-kissed to sparkling and glowing, the highlighted make-up look is here to stay.


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