The 5 Best Highlighters And Bronzers, According To A Beauty Junkie

All the glow you need.


Zinhlezonke Zikalala |

Make-up means different thing to different people. For some, it’s for special occasions only. For others, it’s a daily routine. We’re talking mascara, foundation, powder, blush, bronzer – the works. But there is one thing that beautifully finishes off your make-up, whether it’s a full-on facebeat or the minimalist vibe. Highlighters.

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Why Use A Highlighter?

Highlighters give your skin that “hey now” glow. More importantly, they attract light, creating the illusion of brightness and height, hence that lift-from-within look. Convinced yet? Great, because we’ve rounded up five amazing highlighters you should totes keep in your vanity case.

Best Budget Buy: Essence Glow Like A Mermaid Highlighter

This highlighting powder, with six radiant colours, including pops of yellow, purple and turquoise, is reminiscent of a mermaid’s tail, giving your cheeks the shimmering glow of a magical underwater world. If you love the sparkle of the surface of the ocean, you’ll love this highlighter. Bring that unique glow! R75 at Dis-Chem.

Maybelline Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter

You can wear this alone or over foundation – simply glide the stick over the high points of your face and blend into the skin with your fingertips. Hello gorgeous cheekbones! R165 at Dis-Chem.

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Urban Decay Afterglow Highlighter Palette

This goes on sheer and blends easily. You can use a little or a lot – the wearable formula always applies beautifully, no matter how much you build it. The highlighter creates a glowy, strobed effect that lasts all day (even if you feel like crashing at your desk at 3pm). R660 at .

Cargo Swimmable Water Resistant Bronzer

This silky sheer powder formula glides perfectly over the skin for a subtle, radiant glow. Bonus: The bronzer won’t streak or fade – it’s sweat- and weather-proof. I’m loving the natural-looking colour (never orange!) that’s buildable for a customised look. R224 on 

Guerlain Terracotta Sun Trio Bronzing Contouring Palette

This awesome bronzing, contouring powder palette has three shades to sculpt, bronze and highlight the complexion. Yes – three! By naturally reproducing the sun’s reflections on your face, your appearance is transformed. You’ll look sunnier, more sculpted, with a matte, ultra-natural finish. R692 on .

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