11 highlighters beauty editors swear by
Your guide to some of the best illuminators out there
By Carli Alman
Beauty Crew Editor / May 17 2016
So here are the highlighters and illuminators Australia's top beauty editors are trying right now
Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow
“I use a cream illuminator every day under my foundation (on my cheekbones and under my brow bones). It gives my skin a real lift, particularly if I'm feeling tired or dehydrated. I'm currently using Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow. As a Beauty Director for health brands, people expect me to be the picture of health and glowing skin (no pressure!) and this product helps me fake it on days when I don't feel it!” – Caelia Corse, Beauty & Grooming Director, Women’s Health, Men’s Health and Prevention.
RMS Living Luminiser and Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder
Laura Mercier Face Illuminator in Indiscretion
“Besides the fact that Laura Mercier Face Illuminator looks beautiful, it actually does wonderful things for my complexion, especially when I’m beyond-exhausted. I use a fan brush to apply it to my cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose and find that it leaves the perfect hint of shimmer to give my skin a radiant glow.” – Carli Alman, Editor, Beauty Crew
Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup Golden Shimmer Face and Body Lotion
“For illuminator, I love Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup Golden Shimmer Face and Body Lotion. It’s like sunshine bottled – it melts into skin, warms your face up nicely and isn’t too iridescent. I like to layer it along cheek and brow bones for that green smoothie slugging glow.” – Dani Jackson, Beauty Editor, WHO
Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duo
“I’m obsessed with this illuminating compact! The lighter shade applied on the tops of your cheekbones gives the perfect amount of radiance without looking like a disco ball. And I even love to mix the two colours together for a brilliant all-over glow.” – Brittany Lane, Contributing News and Social Editor, Beauty Crew
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle
“MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle is basically a professional lighting team in a compact. Dust this fine, shimmery powder along cheek and brow bones to up your selfie game.” – Iantha Yu, Beauty Editor, Beauty Crew
Iantha's not the only one who is a fan of this highlighter. Find out why here
MAC Lustre Drops in Pink Rebel
“For luxe daily sheen I polish up the apples of my cheeks with this rose gold potion.” – Melinda Ayre, Beauty & Grooming Editor, Women’s Health, Men’s Health and Prevention.
BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Rose Gold
“When I’m looking tired (which is most mornings!), an illuminator is my go-to for an instant skin boost. I’m fair-skinned, so a rosy gold hue applied to the top of my cheeks instantly restores radiance. I prefer a cream, like BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Rose Gold, as it’s more subtle than a powder.” – Alex Noonan, Content Director, Beauty Crew
Carli was BEAUTYcrew’s Editor from launch in 2016 until May 2020. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.