Matte Highlighters: The New Way To Ace Your Angles

When it comes to lips, matte has become the new glossy. The same now applies for highlighters! We’ve been reaching for some with matte finishes to give a more defined look without a sparkle in sight. This beauty trend will be a big hit in Spring so we’ve rounded up some of our favourites..


1. Max Factor, Colour Corrector Stick in Yellow, £8.99

These sticks are so easy to grab on the go. The yellow tone isn’t too strong and leaves a perfect understated highlight that brightens and helps eliminate redness. The precise tip makes highlighting down the nose and in the corners of the eyes super easy too.


2. Topshop Highlighting Contour Cream in Swipe, £10

This sheer finish highlighter is a great suits-all-shade. It catches the light beautifully without looking the least bit OTT. The creamy formula is also easy to use as you don’t need a brush – just use your fingers to blend the product into the skin, focusing on the high points of your cheeks.


3. Clarins Eclat Instant Light Brush-On Perfector in Light Beige, £25.50

This Clarins highlighter is a total must-have. The does-it-all pen doubles up as a concealer, too – so it’s the only thing you need in your bag. The illuminating colour works wonders at covering pimples and hiding tired eyes.



4. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Neutralizer in Apricot, £25

The peachy tone of this colour-correcting brightener is great for dark spots and under-eye circles. It will brighten up dull and sallow skin and add luminiousity without looking shiny.



5. Benefit Dandelion Shy Beam Matte Highlighter, £19.50

Say hello to your new daytime highlighter! This is the perfect pick-me-up when you want a glow but not a look-at-me sparkle. The soft finish looks natural, plus it blends like a dream and stays put all day. It’s a really pretty pink shade that will compliment any skin tone and give a gorgeous subtle highlight. A real winner.