Light Up Your Skin With These Face Illuminators

Light Up Your Skin With These Face Illuminators

A lot of you have been asking me about face illuminators, a great makeup essential. Illuminators or highlighters work like magic on your face and can be used on other areas of your body like cheekbones, above the brows, the Cupid’s bow, down the nose, the corner of the eyes, shoulders and collar bones. When applied appropriately, these will make your skin glow and how! Please keep in mind that illuminators should match your skin tone and must blend well.

It is also important to keep your makeup as clean as possible – avoid harmful chemicals and allergens. Such small changes can benefit your body – anything you apply on your skin can be easily absorbed.

I’ve tried a variety of them. The ones below are absolutely fabulous! Read on to find out.


Super concentrated highlighting drops made with pearls and oil that give a subtle glow, they can be easily layered with foundation and powders to achieve goddess-like radiance.

These amazing drops are free of paraben, sulphate and any fragrance. They are suitable for all skin types and are available in multiple shades. These can be applied in many ways-directly on to the skin, by mixing with a moisturizer or after applying setting powder. For a dewy glow, I prefer adding a drop in my foundation and then applying. These are available in brands like Sephora(in India), Space NK, Harvey Nichols and Harrods.


When it comes to highlighters, BECCA, maker of the famous Champagne Pop, has a full range of highlighters to make sure your glow game is on point. Good for a high-shine finish, this is best for normal, combination and oily skin types

Since it’s Soft and shimmery, this one’s perfect for both subtle and intense highlighting. I prefer applying it when I want an elegant and formal look. Its fine creamy texture blends easily without caking. Besides, it comes in beautiful shades, is good for night use and is chemical-free. The product is available at Sephora.


Perfect for your travelling kit, this one has a bronzer, blusher and illuminators. It’s great for a subtle day look or a dramatic night look and blends easily as well. Apply it over your makeup base or foundation and dust it all over the face, cheekbones and forehead. Hourglass cosmetics are not tested on animals and are free of all harsh and harmful chemicals. 

The texture of these powders is buttery and blendable. These are perfect for day-to-day use. These look very subtle on the skin. Each ambient lightening powder, blush, and bronzer is finely milled. If you prefer subtle, high quality, light infusing powders, then these are the right choice for you.


 The Pink Sands Palette perfectly complements fair to medium complexions. It has a creamy highlight and powder highlights packed in one. The melted strobe formula of this palette helps create the most flawless, illuminating and smooth canvas for building an intense glow when it’s layered with three other gorgeous highlights. The melted strobe formula is made with Shea butter that gives it blend-ability and all the shades in the palette work together to make one’s cheekbones more defined when the highlight is applied.  The formula is free of Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates 


Shine on with these bright buys!

Try them and let me know how they work for you. Write to me below or using #stayrealstayyou on Instagram @shagunkhanna