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Get Glowing With a Liquid Highlighter

Not just for textbooks anymore, highlighters provide a very fun and flattering way to add a subtle glow to any makeup look. What's more, they can enhance or conceal flaws or features. Here are a few ways to wear them.

For an All-over Glow: A shimmer highlighter like Benefit's Moon Beam ($24) is a great multipurpose product. It has pink and gold undertones, so it works well with any skin type, and the formula is thin and light, so it can be blended easily. This kind of highlighting fluid can be used anywhere. Dab a bit of this on your brow bones, lips, and décolletage to create an overall luminescence.

Conceal: A great way to conceal a patch of redness, uneven skin tone, or dark circles is to reflect light off of the area with a highlighting concealer. Laura Mercier's Secret Brightener ($30) adds a faint tint and a light sheen where applied, replacing flaws with a fresh-faced glow.

To find out how to conceal and enhance certain features with a highlighter,


Enhance: If you want to play up or reduce the appearance of a certain feature on your face, a highlighting fluid such as Physicians Formula Pearls of Perfection Multi-Colored Face Tint ($12) is just the ticket. Try dabbing a bit on the inner corners of your eyes to instantly brighten and widen the eye area, or use it on the bridge of your nose to make it look slimmer.

Join The Conversation
the-cat the-cat 9 years
I love Moon beam - is my all time favourite product. And the pink High beam is fab if you have pale, cool skin tones (as oppose to warm or dark skin) Both of them work mixed with a little tinted moisturiser for an all-over glow.
robinesque robinesque 9 years
I use moonbeam for the sought-after JLO glow. Found it!!!!!!!!
BeautyXRush BeautyXRush 9 years
I have a smashbox under eye highlighter it works well.
emalove emalove 9 years
I love Benefit Moonbeam. I bust it out on special occasions, when I want that "glow".
jennellc85 jennellc85 9 years stila's all over shimmer liquid luminizer (shade *3) is my favorite.
nikkipez nikkipez 9 years
i have held back from getting this b/c im am sooo confused. what is the difference between highbeam moonbeam and hollywood glow? i was going to get high beam but my friend talked me into hollywood glo. and "that gal" looks good too.
audreyxoxo audreyxoxo 9 years
my fav is benefits miss popularity
mischo-beauty mischo-beauty 9 years
I'm adding Moon Beam to my list!
doogirl doogirl 9 years
Both High Beam and Moon Beam are great! Moon Beam has more gold, High Beam has more silver. Both are gorgeous and add just enough luminosity to look beautiful, not glittery and tacky!
details2 details2 9 years
I just bought moon beam - like an hour ago!!!! Excellent timing for your post. Melizzle ---- High Beam is a light pink silvery color and Moon Beam as Bella described is a pink and gold color.
melizzle melizzle 9 years
Anyone used both High Beam and Moon Beam? Is there a real difference?
bellechic27 bellechic27 9 years
I absolutely LOVE Moon Beam!! Its one of those great highlighters that doesn't look fake or over-the-top. It looks great on everyone.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
PF has some pretty great stuff!
ashopaholic ashopaholic 9 years
I love highlighter!!! My current beauty obsession!
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