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The best shimmer powders for full on-fabulousness

Just a little sweep of these supremely shimmering powders will totally transform a lacklustre complexion. Simply dust on the high points of the face, starting with cheekbones, brow bones and the Cupid’s bow for an instant glow.

From the best highlighter to the most delicate glitters, here are the best products to add some sparkle to a naturally radiant complexion.

Get your glow on, gurl!

Face Illuminator, £32, Laura Mercier

Liquid gold in powder form, this super pigmented highlighter will light up your life (and your cheekbones) in one sweep. We love using it as a bronze eyeshadow in summer to tie the look together.


Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Trophy Wife, £26, Fenty Beauty

This product reached cult status within hours of launching and it’s not hard to understand why (just look at it!). The gold tones flatter all skin tones and the finely milled powder won’t cake no matter how much you apply.

Crystalline Glow Bronzer & Highlighter Palette, £30, BareMinerals

These three shimmering shades are sure to meet all your glow goals. The powders contain actual rose quartz to deliver that lit from within look. Dreamy.

Mineralize Skinfinish, £25.50, MAC

Slow baked, velvety smooth and packed with a natural shimmer, this powder is perfect for buffing into skin for a softly luminous finish.

Highlighting Powder in Bronze Glow, £35.50, Bobbi Brown

Up the ante with this strobe-effect shimmer brick – it’s bursting with high-impact, light-reflecting powders and the bronze pigments are perfect for summer skin.

Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator, £21, Laura Geller

This aptly named shimmering powder looks good enough to lick, but it’s probably better to apply it to your cheekbones, where it will seamlessly blend for a balmy radiance.

Diamond Highlighter, £28, Too Faced

We’re hot for the holographic look, which is why we’re obsessed with this gem. The multi-coloured pigments create a bespoke glow every time you use it and the crushed diamonds (yes, *actual* diamonds) deliver a million-dollar glow.

Amrezy Highlighter, £29, Anastasia Beverley Hills

This supremely shimmery powder is a firm favourite among beauty insiders. Why? The glow it gives is totally off the chart and you only need the lightest touch of a brush to get radiant results so it lasts, and lasts.

Shimmering Skin Perfector in Royal Glow, £30, BECCA

The Royal wedding might be over but we’re keeping our glow going with a little bit of help from the ultimate radiance-makers Becca. This honey-hued finish compliments every skin tone and the mineral pearl blend leaves skin with an enviable radiance.

Vivid Shimmer Brick Radiant, £3, Makeup Revolution

Combine the warmth of a bronzer with the pearlescent powers of a highlighter and you have this shimmering powder. Blend together for an all-over glow or use individual shades as eyeshadows.


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