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Today we're talking dewy-look liquid and cream highlighters to create a gorgeous, glossy glow on the skin...

The first product I'm talking about today is the MAC Strobe Cream in Goldlittye | £32. It's a nice, subtle product that works beautifully as an illuminating mixing medium. This is a light, non-greasy lotion with moisturising benefits and it has a luminous shift to it. It's definitely on the more subtle side when it comes to glow but I love the luminous shift it gives; it can be used over makeup as a traditional highlight, but I love it mixed in with foundations or tinted moisturiser. If you have a foundation you love for its coverage or longevity, but you find it looks a bit too matte then this is the perfect glow-boosting antidote. It's not chunky or metallic, it just creates this wonderful soft luminous glow. It comes in a number of shades, but I personally love Goldlite for my skin tone, which is a light yellow-gold.

Next we have a balm stick highlight in the Merit Day Glow in Citrine | £34. This is the most dewy, balm-like formula in my collection, so it won't be for everyone, but if you have dry and / or mature skin; this is a really flattering option. It's not glittery, it's not even super-pigmented; it's just a subtle sheeny gloss that looks very natural for when you want to catch the light without looking like you're wearing highlighter. This is a warm peachy gold colour, which I love because I used to have several powder highlighters in this tone that I always missed when I switched over to exclusively using cream and liquid highlighter. This is very pretty but it's for a specific kind of person that wants less colour and loves an ultra-dewy finish.

The next product is the most pigmented and 'obvious' of the bunch, but it's quite possibly my perfect highlighter, especially for a more dialled-up makeup look. The Rare Beauty Positive Light Liquid Luminiser in Outshine | £24 | is that rare liquid highlight with a metallic finish that doesn't have a silvery 'tin man' undertone once you blend it out. It doesn't have chunks and it's nothing too much; I also love that it blends out as the colour it looks like when applied and in the bottle. I also love this light gold tone for me; I feel like it's the equivalent of the classic champagne highlighter if you have a warm skin tone! You only need a tiny dot of product blended out for a gorgeous, striking, dewy highlight that sets down and doesn't have a gloss to it.

On to a low-effort liquid highlight: the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand in Goldgasm | £30. This comes in a tube with a little sponge applicator so it kind of blends things partway for you, so it's easy to just dab it out with your fingertips. This has a soft, pearly sheen that's not as striking as the Rare Beauty formula but is still one of the more noticeable highlighters in this post. I love the warm medium golden-bronze tone of this highlighter; it adds a bit of a sunkissed look to the skin as well as offering that striking glow.

Finally, we have have the Saie Glowy Super Gel in Warmglow | £22 (full size). This isn't dissimilar to the concept of the MAC Strobe Cream, though it comes in a melting gel with more of a glossy finish, as opposed to a lotion that 'sets down' a little more. It can be mixed in with your complexion products, used as a primer, or over makeup, though the glossy, fresh finish means it can be a little harder to work with over the top of makeup without disturbing what's underneath. It's subtle but it really does give that luminosity and has a hydrating feel on the skin. It has a warm light gold tone that's spot on for my skin.

What are your favourite highlighters?

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