Glow Baby Glow: The Best Highlighters to Get Your Glow On

Listen up, ladies! Yes, I know the season is changing almost every day, and that makes this fact hard to believe, but summer is right around the corner. So, along with getting the perfect tan on for a natural, summery look, this season is also about getting your glow on!

I hope you caught my drift because I’m about to share a list of products that will help you get that sun-kissed glow in no time. Whether you like a subtle sheen or a blinding highlight, we’ve got you covered with the best highlighters, right here.

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1. Liquids and Creams

I remember my first highlighter was Benefit’s cream to powder highlighter, “Watt’s Up!” This product sparked my initial love affair with highlighting. Below are some of the best liquid and cream highlighters in the business!

[Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops | Photo source: Sephora]
[BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter | Photo source: Sephora]
[Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiance Perfecting Pen | Photo source: Sephora]
[NYX Born to Glow! Liquid Illuminator | Photo source: Amazon]
[L’Oreal True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator | Photo source: Amazon]
TIP: Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! To really achieve that gorgeous dewy look, you absolutely cannot forget to moisturize your skin! If you have dry skin you don’t want that to be accentuated by the highlighter, so don’t forget to apply moisturizer. Even if you have oily skin, you should definitely hydrate before makeup application and if you have any fear of looking oily with highlighter on, use a mattifying primer so that you’re only shiny where you want to be!

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Some of you may be wondering why some popular highlighters are not featured on the list. This is because some of the very well-known ones may not suit everyone’s needs. That’s why the highlighters featured here come in a variety of colors. Keep reading!

2. Powder Highlighters

Even though my skin tends to lean towards the dry side, I love my powder highlighters! See below for a list of powders that will leave you looking the like the delicious glazed donut you are!

[Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter | Photo source: Sephora]
[BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter | Photo source: BECCA]
[Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powder | Photo source: Sephora]
[Physicias Formula Butter Highlighter | Photo source: Amazon]
[Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder | Photo source: Amazon]
TIP: Layer a powder highlighter over a liquid highlighter for an extra boost to your glow! Go a step further and layer a lighter colored highlighter over a darker highlighter to really stand out!

[Laura Geller Baked Gellato Illuminator | Photo source: Amazon]
[Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit | Photo source: Sephora]
Anastasia has a great selection of highlighting kits that come with at least 4 highlighters. At $40, you’re paying about $10 for one highlighter, even less for the kits that come with 6 colors. The Glow Kit featured above is “Sun Dipped”.

TIP: If you want to glow like never before, lightly dust a darker colored highlighter on your bronzer!

So, there you have it, a list of highlighters that’ll keep you glowing all summer (and year) long!

There are so many pretty highlighters out there — tell us what are some of your favorites? Drop a comment below and let us know! If you try one from our list above, talk to us! We love hearing from y’all!

By Areeba Qazi

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17 Ayurvedic Beauty Brands on our Radar Right Now

Holistic beauty trends are more prevalent than ever — that makes ayurvedic beauty brands incredibly sought-after, as well. Do you find yourself asking what your beauty products are actually made of? A lot of us even resort to food products for a skincare routine such as honey for face wash.

The term “Ayurvedic Beauty” is getting more recognition outside the South Asian world as well.

Ayurvedic beauty is coined upon the term “Ayurveda,” which originated in Hindu culture as the basis of utilizing the five life forms — air, water, ether, fire, and earth — to heal the human body.

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Ayurvedic beauty brands focus on using herbs and natural ingredients to create their skincare range and consumers around the world are attracted to these natural products.

Scroll down to see some Ayurvedic beauty brands founded by South Asians.

Soma Ayurvedic

Is your skin feeling a little dry this winter? Nourishing your skin with body oil will lend it the right amount of moisture — Soma Ayurvedic’s jasmine body oil can do that trick! Shop the oil, and their full line of products, here.


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Sama Tea

If you’re familiar with author and podcast Host, Jay Shetty, then you may have heard of his tea line, Sama Tea. Herbal teas provide many natural benefits. Has it been a stressful week? Try their lavender rose chamomile tea for some TLC. Check them out here.


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Sahajan Skincare

Know the Netflix show “Ginny & Georgia?” Loved the actress’ fresh-looking skin? Sahajan Skincare is behind that glow! They’re a must-try, featured in both Vogue and Elle India. See their full range of products here.


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Shaz and Kiks

This unique company showcases its brand with an emphasis on ‘holistic.’ Whether it’s bad hair days or excessive shedding, not only do Shaz and Kiks provide the products to help but also break down the science behind the problem. Go on your very own shopping spree by clicking here!


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Looking for accessible ayurvedic beauty products? Look no further! Ranavat is now in Sephora. With a beauty line that covers both hair and skin, there’s something here for everyone. See for yourself here.


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UMM Skincare

UMM Skincare is known for its brown sugar body scrub, made with natural ingredients, and Bakuchi oil known to improve signs of aging and hyperpigmentation. Try it for yourself by shopping here!


Give your skin the best by adding ZAILA to your daily skincare routine! Click here and start shopping!


This brand is all plant-powered, and we’re here for it — you should be too! Check out their full range of products here.

Inde Wild

Are you looking for brown skin-friendly sunscreen filled with nutrients? Look no further. Inde Wild has its very own SPF 50, with natural substances such as liquorice extract and cica, and it’s a mineral SPF suitable for all skin types. See what the brand is all about and shop it here.


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Mango People

I’m always in the market for brown girl-friendly lipsticks, and ones that are made of natural ingredients are a huge plus. Mango People does just this with their unique lipstick colors that suit all brown skin tones. Try them out here!

Kama Ayurveda

Need to swap out your shampoo for something better? Try Kama Ayurveda’s Ayurvedic Hair cleaner, infused with a variety of herbs and pulses with key ingredients like vetiver, tulsi, rose, moong beans, and shikakai. They have a variety of products to choose from so start with your hair and keep shopping for more here!


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Forest Essentials

According to Forest Essentials, night time is the best time for hydration. Check out their night cream, filled with nutrients to enrich your skin. You can shop their wide variety of products here.


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Koppen Ayurveda

A brand made for modern living, their essentials are all worth a shot! Start shopping here!


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Looking for a new face mask to try? AAVRANI has a variety of face masks and explains in detail when you should apply the mask during the week depending on your skin type. Take a look here!


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Plant-based skincare, anyone? Delhicious has got everyone covered, so click here and fill your baskets!


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Pratima Skincare

Just getting into skincare and don’t know where to start? PRATIMA skincare has starter sets, with basics, that every woman can use such as vitamin C serum, essential oils, and collagen creams. Grab yours now by shopping here!


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Fable & Mane

Struggling with hair care recently? Fable & Mane includes various hair oils in their collection that help grow and nourish your hair. Not only that, they have a scalp detox line as well — definitely worth checking out. See their full range of products here.


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In a world that’s becoming more conscious of holistic living, embracing Ayurvedic beauty in your day-to-day is a step in the right direction, and these brands are here to help you get started.

By Hrishika Muthukrishnan

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