Time to shine: The best new highlighters from YSL, Topshop and more
YSL Touche Éclat Glow Shot £22.50 each, YSL counters nationwide
These little tubes are a quick and easy way to get a dewy look, with no brush or sponge required. Simply dab straight on to the cheekbones and blend with your fingers – the super-fine pearl particles will give a seamless sheen. It comes in three natural-looking, universally flattering shades.
Barry M Liquid Chrome Highlighter Drops in Beam Me Up £6.99, Superdrug from September 20
This little pot of liquid gold looks fairly blinding in the bottle, but it actually blends down easily into a completely wearable, long-lasting shimmer on the face. We think this beige-gold suits all, but there are four other metallic shades to choose from.
Ciaté Glow-To Highlighter in Moondust £28, ciatelondon.com
Spectacularly pretty inside and out, this pressed powder also delivers on the skin. The texture is soft and blends like a dream, and this pinky-silver shimmery shade will give a ‘lit from within’ luminosity to pale complexions.
Kiko Fall 2.0 Highlighter in Gold in Progress £13.90, Kiko stores and kikocosmetics.com
Autumn is almost here but you can enhance any hint of a tan with this gorgeous, finely milled baked powder. The colour is a pure, rich gold that will complement warm skin tones, and it would look equally lovely on the eyelids.
Topshop Beauty Glow Liquid Highlighter in Phoenix £12.50, Topshop stores and topshop.com
If you’re after a seriously high-impact lustre, this is the product for you – it glides on like molten metal.
A little goes a long way, too – one drop from the pipette is enough for the whole face, or try adding a tiny amount to your foundation for a radiant, gold-tinged glow.
Lancôme Olympia’s Wonderland Cushion Highlighter £30, Selfridges and lancome.co.uk
And the award for cutest compact goes to… this limited-edition one from Lancôme, which has been created by Parisian designer Olympia Le-Tan. Continuing the trend for cushion make-up, this contains a sponge soaked in the prettiest peachy liquid highlighter, which gives skin a subtle, healthy-looking dewiness.
Huda Beauty 3D Highlight Palette in Golden Sands £40, shophuda beauty.com
In order to get that Instagram-worthy glow and definition, this brand’s founder Huda Kattan recommends applying the ‘melted cream’ highlighter first (in this palette, which is great for darker skin tones, it’s the golden shade called Fiji) before layering over one – or all – of the pearlescent powders.
Estée Lauder Double Wear Highlighting Cushion Stick in Rose Glow£28, esteelauder.co.uk
Twist the base to release a small amount of this illuminating cream on to the sponge applicator, then dot on to the face and buff in – this pale rose gold shade is perfect for skin with cool undertones. Another nifty feature, the sponge can also be unscrewed for cleaning.