I try my hardest to keep my skin in tip-top shape so it looks glowy and healthy. I make sure to exfoliate it on the regular to slough off those dead skin cells and promote skin elasticity and collagen production. I am vigilant about keeping it hydrated with my favorite serums, moisturizers, and face oils. And I also make sure to drink enough water and get enough of those good-for-the-skin nutrients and vitamins.
Probably like many of you out there, though, I do have to admit that there are some days when my skin just isn’t having it. On those days my skin looks a little dry, a little dull, and just not as bouncy or dewy. I might have a couple of dry patches on my face, or some redness, or some pimples.
But I do have a trick to faking luminous and dewy skin (and yes, even when my skin looks and feels pretty good). I make sure it’s ultra-moisturized and prepped, I apply my regular makeup, and I use my secret weapon: A really good creamy highlighter.
A creamy highlighter will be your best friend for that dewy, glowy look. The creamy consistency ensures that the product glides on so smoothly and blends in well. I normally apply the highlighter on my forehead, cheekbones, inner eyes, the bridge of my nose, and chin. You can also apply it to your brow bone and Cupid’s bow. I usually blend with my fingers, but sometimes I’ll use a brush, too. And there you go—radiant skin in just a couple of minutes.
Take a look at some of the best cream highlighters out there to get that absolutely glowing look. Some are my favorites, others are editors’ picks, and the rest are highly rated finds.