If there's one product we can always rely on to bestow the silkiest, glowiest, healthiest-looking skin, it's highlighter. Joining the likes of foundation and mascara as an established member of the makeup bag essentials, luminisers offer a swift solution to reviving dull skin that's in need of a pick-me up.
Plus, glow is one beauty trend that is here to stay, with advocates now extending their glow all the way down onto limbs, chest and collarbones, too. (Body highlighters are on the rise, making it easier than ever to radiate a healthy look from head to toe.)
And, with summer finally in full swing (yas!), it's a better time than any to up the ante on your radiance levels - a well-placed highlighter will show up best when set off by the sunlight.
The best part? Formulas have got so sophisticated over the last couple of years, with new silky-smooth textures being released all the time. Gone are the days of crispy glitter cheekbones. The new guard feature powder, liquid, stick and cream formulations that can be swept on or mixed into moisturisers to give a gorgeous barely-there sheen for daytime, right up to a more mega-watt glow for summer nights.
Want to look extra glossy? Try a blend of more than one. According to Becca's Global Makeup Ambassador, Nikki Wolff, the best way to get a multidimensional shine is to layer a powder highlighter over a liquid. Start by applying Becca's Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter in 'Moonstone' (£30), followed by the Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in 'Opal'(£30) swept over the top, Nikki told GLAMOUR.
As for application? Stick to areas that the light would usually hit – down the bridge of the nose, along brow bones, cheekbones and collarbones and swept across the tops of shoulders – for the most natural finish.