Highlighter is great. We love a good glow. And while we still love our more natural shades, such as pink, peach and gold, over this past year colourful highlighter has started becoming more and more popular. I’m talking pink, à la Rihanna at this year’s Met Gala, soft purples and even the entire rainbow.




Even if the unicorn look isn’t for you, that doesn’t mean you can’t wear this shiny trend. Take the ‘less is more’ approach when applying it to your cheekbones. You can extend it over a larger area or build the colour up to a bolder shade if you want something more, well, bold! Remember that it picks up on and changes in the light, so check yourself in different lighting and from different angles before venturing outdoors.

Want to let your colourful inner radiance shine? Here are our top six highlighters to get you started.

1. NYX Professional Makeup Bright Idea Illuminating Stick in Lavender Lust

This soft lavender shade is perfect for those who want to try a more subtle shade of purple before diving head-first into a bolder shade.

2. Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette in Summer Solstice

This palette of perfection contains light-catching pressed pearls so that you not only get bright colour but three-dimensional radiance as well.

3. Urban Decay Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid in Skywalk

Want gorgeous, glowing skin without looking overdone? This illuminator is easy to use and blurs imperfections so that you look flawless.

4. MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Soft Frost

Prismatic highlighter at its finest! This prismatic liquid-powder goes on smooth, lasts all day and is a firm favourite with beauty industry pros.

5. Essence Prismatic Hololighter Stick

If you want a cheap and cheerful chubby stick to carry in your bag for on-the-go touch-ups, this baby is for you. Get ready to shine!

I Heart Makeup – Unicorn’s Heart

If it’s a iridescent rainbow glow you’re after, then this highlighter is a must-have. It’s blends, it’s buildable and it is definitely going to turn heads.

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