Top 5 Highlighters That Work in Illuminating Your Face Without The Greasy Look This Summer

by - May 27, 2017

Top 5 Highlighters That Work in Illuminating Your Face Without The Greasy Look This Summer

Being born with large pores and oily skin, makeup products which claim to give some luminous touch to our faces dreaded us the most. Sounds right? Summer season just made the feeling worst because it is when we perspire the most and these fluids we try to keep on hold just won't cooperate and then come few minutes and our faces look like it has been badly covered with oil slick. Don't worry though, I have come up with top five highlighters which could give us that star-like glow without looking like a grease ball under the scorching heat of the sun!

However, if you really want these products to work, don't forget the base makeups of course. I would suggest wearing anything lighter during the summer so your skin can breathe easily and avoid the heavy sticky feeling. Even though you wear the most expensive or best highlighter in the world, nothing beats investing on the best products that are suitable for your skin type. You might want to use a reliable mattifying primer, foundation, and powder under your highlighter.

Having oily skin, we ought to stay away from 'too much glow' which we might get from applying luminizing foundations or illuminators that give that 'blinding' shine on our faces. Believe me, we would not need that much because once our pores secrete sebum, we are now ready to say hello to natural shine. So unless you have all the time in the world to retouch frequently and blot out excess shine, start avoiding those products. And oh, before I forget, try to limit highlighter usage on your brow bone, upper cheeks, cupid's bow and tip of the nose only to reduce shine on the face. Do this and get ready to shine gorgeously this summer!

Without further ado, here's my top 5 highlighters that work in illuminating the face without the greasy look!

1. ZOEVE SPRING STROBE SPECTRUM, SEPHORA, P1500



These are four gorgeous pearlescent highlighters housed in one single black palette. Each shade (fresh green, bright blue, vigorous pink and sunny yellow) has pigmented duo-chrome finishes that could look beautifully subtle to blinding depends on the amount you put on. These are also infused with nourishing Vitamin E to make skin glowing just like a spring morning.

2. BENEFIT COSMETICS 1ST-PRIZE HIGHLIGHTERS - STROBING AND HIGHLIGHTING SET, SEPHORA, P1100


These trio provides flattering glow without going a little overboard. High Beam would be my top pick because it looks natural on my skin whatever season I'm in as it blends with subtle sheen and shimmer. The other two also give beautiful highlights which will undoubtedly give instant brightening effect into your overall complexion.

3. BECCA SHIMMERING SKIN PERFECTOR PRESSED IN MOONSTONE, SEPHORA, P1943



This highlighter in a pressed powder form features ultra-fine pearls that absorb, reflect and refract light with its multi-toned pearls which adjust to natural undertones. Unlike other Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Products, this shade in Moonstone give the least intense glow that is perfect for any skin type. Its ultralight and creamy texture pave way to better and easier application and astounding longevity.

4. THE BALM MARY-LOU MANIZER, SEPHORA, P1237




Housed in a sturdy and endearing compact with a full-sized mirror, this Mary-Lou Manizer is a beautiful shade that can be used in three ways: highlighter, shadow and shimmer. The pigmentation can be easily build up depending on your glow preference.

5. 3CE MAGIC TOUCH FACE MAKER, SEPHORA, P771




The best thing about the highlighter from this compact is that it features highlighting pigments that looks natural to the eyes. It does not have too much shimmers on it so it works as a brightener for dull skin that is completely shine-free.


For your reference, I swatched the products aforementioned on my arms and look at those subtle but gorgeous shimmers! All the shades are really wearable just as long as you know how to properly apply them. Hope this blog post help in keeping all the shines at bay. Get ready to glow this summer, girls!

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