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Best Luminizers & Highlighters

Shine is a makeup trend that's here to stay. There are many ways to add shine to your makeup routine, and those that take a subtle approach tend to be the most flattering. In order to make the Best Products list, face & body illuminating/shimmer products must:

  • Be easy to apply and mesh well with skin
  • Give skin a fresh, radiant finish rather than glaring sparkles
  • Offer workable, non-clownish colors for various skin tones
  • Mix well with and blend over other makeup products

Given that most cosmetics lines offer at least a few shine-enhancing options, it made sense for this growing, seemingly here-to-stay group of products to have its own category of Bests.

The options on this list favor liquid shimmer products because they not only tend to be the most versatile but also tend to have the most flattering finishes and shine that clings well to skin.

These products are recommended for evening or special-occasion makeup (except weddings if you're the bride; shimmer and shine tend to register as greasy, glossy skin in photographs). For best results, use sparingly (remember, you can always add more if the level of shine isn't to your liking). These products, especially the liquids, may be applied over or under your foundation or tinted moisturizer.

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