Cream, Liquid, or Powder Highlighter, Which One is Right for You?
Highlighting is a massive makeup trend, and it is not going anywhere. However, with so many products and techniques on the market, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. So, first things first, you need to know what form of highlighter to opt for. Liquid, cream, and powder highlighters all have their own perks and pitfalls. So, what exactly is the difference between them? Highlighter's highlighter, after all, isn't it? Read on to find everything you need to know.
The consistency of liquid highlighters can be problematic for those with oily skin as they tend to slip as the day wears on. On the other hand, they can be a great option for those with dry skin because, unlike other formulas, they won't dry the skin out. In addition, liquid highlighters aren't as concentrated, which means they can be used in multiple ways. Specifically, a liquid highlighter is perfect for achieving a natural and dewy finish. Some people opt to mix a small amount in their foundation to give them an all-over glow. However, you can also achieve a more concentrated glow by applying it directly where you want it.
Cream highlighter is very different from its liquid and powder counterparts. It can lean more towards the matte side, which is why some people opt to use a lighter concealer before applying it to make sure it stands out. The application process is different too. Some cream highlighters are not so much about making you glow as opposed to complementing your contour. It is great for achieving a more sculpted look. They can also be great for those that produce their own dewy glow or struggle with oily skin. They do the job without making you look too shiny. Cream highlighter can be a great option, and BYBI has a huge range of natural skincare products; they strive towards sustainability and low carbon products.
Powder highlighters are by far the most common. Unfortunately, they often have a higher concentration of shimmers which is why it can be easy to overdo it. That being said, powder highlighter can be a great option for those with oily skin because with a light touch, it is easy to blend into your foundation base, and unlike other formulas, it won't slip or becoming greasy throughout the day. Powder highlighters should only be used on the high points of the face. You shouldn't try to contour with shimmers, although if you are into the strobing technique, then a powder could work for you because it is easy to control as long as you don't pack too much product onto the brush.
In the End
No makeup look is complete without highlighter; it is the perfect finishing touch. However, in terms of which highlighter you should use, it is hard to say. All forms of highlighters have their ups and downs. It comes down to preference, the look you want to achieve and your skin type.