The most pinned illuminator on Pinterest right now

And why you need to add it to your makeup bag, stat

Contributor / March 03 2020

Highlighter, illuminators and strobing have become buzzwords of the beauty world of late. Thanks to celebs and social media, everyone is looking for a quick and convenient way to instantly get that radiant glow, and in order to achieve Gigi Hadid-looking skin and supermodel cheekbones, an illuminator is an essential.

So which highlighter should you use to achieve that natural, illuminated finish? To say there are plenty around would be an understatement, but there seems to be one that stands out from the rest on the ever-inspirational Pinterest. At the moment, MAC’S Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle is the most pinned illuminator floating around – and for very good reason. This slow-baked powder provides a radiant, velvet finish that perfectly highlights the high points of the face. While there are other shades around, it seems like this particular one has stolen the hearts of many.

While this particular product is fast becoming a cult beauty purchase, there are a few other highlighters to check out if you’re in the market for an illuminator to practice your strobing skills.

Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder is one of the best sellers in the category at Mecca, while Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow is used by the likes of Kim Kardashian. If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option, you could try Australis Mineral Face Highlighter, which is a popular purchase at Priceline.

If you’re keen for a full makeup bag upgrade, check out these other supermodel-worthy cheek products here.

Passionate about all things beauty, Brittany has created digital and print content for BEAUTYcrew and Famous Live.