7 Liquid Highlighters For A Dewy Glow

by Jessica Willingham

We are so close to spring, guys — I am anxiously awaiting sunny afternoons, pastel lipsticks, and springtime's signature shine. If you are eager to get started with spring trends, too, here are the best liquid highlighters to shop if you want that super enviable dewy glow.

Liquid highlighters come in —you guessed it — liquid formulas. You can dab a liquid highlight on the apples of your cheeks and cheekbones for a traditional highlight, or mix it in with your foundation for an all-over glow from within. It's a great alternative formulation to traditional powder highlights, especially for those with dry or mature skin. If you were afraid of drying out your skin with powder or cream highlights, don't fret — you can continue to wear the looks you love while still moisturizing your skin.

Liquid highlighters can range from pearlescent to glittery, which is great because glitter is making a comeback, and the strobing trend isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Highlighting and strobing can make skin look more hydrated, younger, and make you look more awake. What's not to love? Liquid highlighters are easy to work with, especially if you love the Beauty Blender, and now come in such a variety of colors that anyone can enjoy.

Below are a few of my favorite liquid highlighters to wear this season. Get glowin', guys!

1. BECCA Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector

BECCA Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector, $41, Sephora

This liquid formula of their cult-favorite highlights gives a light, sheer formula for a natural glow.

2. NYX Cosmetics Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator

NYX Cosmetics Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator, $7.50, Amazon

I love the rose gold tint from this illuminator, but if you're into a golden glow, they have that, too!

3. NARS Illuminator

NARS Illuminator, $30, Sephora

Mix this in with your sunscreen and apply all over, so you can shimmer while sitting poolside.

4. Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer

Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer, $34, Amazon

This is a lightweight formula that gives a natural glow, while still protecting your skin with SPF.

5. Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer

Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer, $26, Sephora

Think of this as the more adult version of that roll-on glitter you rocked in middle school.

6. Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Liquid Highlight

Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Liquid Highlight, $26, Sephora

This must-have satin, pink highlight is perfect for creating that super subtle, but gorgeous glow-from-within.

7. Boots No7 Skin Illuminator

Boots No7 Skin Illuminator, $13, Ulta

This color will blend perfectly into foundation, so you can sheer out heavier formulas for a spring look.

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