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 Urban Decay Online.

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 Ebay.

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 Ebay.

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