While a highlighter gives a nice sheen to targeted areas of the face, an illuminator is designed to give your skin an all-over glow. At the height of summer with weekends spent lounging by the beach and engaging in water sports, illuminators are an excellent choice to achieve a soft, subtle glow on top of your sunkissed skin. Here are six to try now:
Ilia – Summertime Illuminator
A handy product to help define your facial features, this illuminator by Ilia imparts a dewy glow to the high points of your face without any glitter or sparkles. The formula complements sun-drenched skin with its bronze hue with warm, red undertones.
Don’t we all love a multipurpose product? Speaking to modern women, the dual-ended stick by Wander Beauty includes a berry coloured blush and a nude-toned illuminator that blends effortlessly on every skin tone. Use your ring finger or a beauty sponge to blend product into cheeks, lips or eyelids for a natural wash of colour.
In the market for a moisturiser with that extra bit of sprinkled love? This luminous product from M.A.C. is quenched with potent botanicals and doubles as a liquid illuminator to brighten your skin with iridescent particles. Beauty tip: apply under foundation for a subtler glow that’s work-appropriate.
Achieve a radiant-looking complexion with this buildable water-based Shiseido illuminator. Cited as a revolutionary formula suited for all skin types, the liquid consistency allows it to be easily worn alone or mixed with other makeup products.
Kevyn Aucoin – Glass Glow Liquid Illuminator in Solar Quartz
Let micro-pearls shimmer throughout your body with this Kevyn Aucoin illuminator – try it along the collarbone, arms or legs for a subtle all-over glow. Both aesthetically pleasing and functional, this product is packed with various botanical oils to soften and nourish skin throughout your day spent outdoors.
A body illuminator in gel consistency helps catch the light in all the right places by blurring imperfection and creating a sculpted illusion. Made for the outdoors in mind, the formula by Iconic London leaves zero streaks and stickiness, so you can go about your business without the messy aftermath of product transfer.