Three years ago, I used dull, matte foundation almost every day. Now, I own multiple products specifically designed to deliver a glowing finish, and regularly spritz with face mist to get an even dewier finish. Does that sound familiar? Perhaps I could thank fresh-faced supermodels like Gigi Hadid for instigating the switch, or maybe it’s the women who walked down Spring 2017 Fashion Week runways at Carolina Herrera, Christian Siriano, Tommy Hilfiger, Delpozo, DKNY, Zac Posen, and Cushnie Et Ochs, where glossy complexions were the go. Either way, in my current opinion, the more dewy, the better — and the fashion crowd obviously agrees.
I recently asked celebrity makeup artist Joanna Simkin (who has worked with everyone from Zayn Malik to Leona Lewis and brands such as Covergirl), what her can’t-live-without product is for achieving that runway-fresh finish. Her response? A liquid highlighter: “My favorite product for a dewy finish is Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector liquid. It comes in several shades, and I especially love Moonstone for lighter skin tones and Topaz for deeper,” she told us. Simkin recommends either using liquid highlighter on its own, before foundation, or mixed with foundation, to give “a beautiful luminous glow without being glittery.”
In the interest of putting your best face forward all winter, below you’ll find five of the best liquid highlighters, including Simkin’s favorite. Keep clicking to start shopping!
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector, $41
Touch Up Skin-Perfecting Cream, $22
Milk Makeup Face Gloss, $20
L’Oreal True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator, $12.99
Benefit High Beam Liquid Highlighter, $26