Who needs a professional lighting crew when you have a good highlighter?  Highlighting helps to put your best features forward, adding a fresh-faced glow to cheekbones, brows, eyes and any feature you wish to glow from! Now that you’re ready to be a glow getter, you’re going to need the perfect highlighter. …but, what exactly is the difference between liquid and powder? Below, our breakdown: a few of The Beauty Mark faves, and how to find out what highlighter is right for you!


Works best with: Normal to dry skin
Great for:  Achieving a natural, dewy finish. Liquid highlighter is incredibly versatile, too, and can even be mixed with your foundation for a gorgeous, all-over glow.

Liquid highlighters much like you'd expect, have a consistency that can be problematic for oily skin as they can begin to slip as the day progresses. For those with dry skin though, liquid highlight is your new bff ! Liquid highlighters are also not as concentrated therefore can be used in multiple ways. Liquid is perfect for achieving a natural, dewy finish, and it's incredibly versatile. By mixing in a bit of highlight into your foundation, you can create a beautiful all-over glow from within. If you want a more concentrated glow, small dabs of product along the high points of the face such as cheek bones, cupids bow, brow bone and inner corner of the eyes are best.

Our faves:

Iconic London: Liquid Illuminator $68 - This concentrated liquid shimmer can be added to your foundation, primer or moisturiser, or simply used on its own for a super highlighted glow. Every drop of this super-concentrated shimmer elixir glides on smoothly to bestow ultra-blendable glow.

Danessa Myricks Beauty: Illuminating Veil $39- Illuminating Veils are opulent long-wearing cream highlighters that produce a sumptuous glow to the face or body. They wear fluently solo or perfect for layering beneath our Enlight powders or can be mixed into foundations for an essential glow.

INC.redible: Hypno Highlight $20- Lighten up with hypno highlight - supercharged with fine pink colour flip gold pigment for a shade shifting shimmer strobe. Apply the weightless formula with your fingers and blend on to anywhere you want to radiate - cheeks, eyes, brow line, nose bridge, cupid’s bow or collarbone. Let it melt onto your skin for mesmerizing, luminous results and a seriously wow finish.



Works best with: Normal to oily skin
Great for:  Creating a shimmery finish. Powders have the highest concentration of sparkle, and can be dusted on over foundation and blush for a sheer-yet-noticeable glow. Because the application is less precise than a liquid or cream highlighter, the effect is all-over radiance.

Powder highlighters are the easiest to use and come in various colours, that’s the reason they are so popular. These have the highest concentration of shimmer and can be dusted over the foundation and blush for a noticeable glow. Because the application is less precise than a liquid or cream highlighter, the effect of face highlighter powder is gorgeous, all-over radiance. The fluffy, powdery formula glides on the skin smoothly and is comfortable to wear. Powder highlighters are easier to control, super buildable and are designed to amplify your natural radiance. If applied in excess, it’s easy to remove or tone down. Use it on the top of the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, and centre of the chin for maximum effect and then blend with a brush.

Our faves:

Ofra: We have a large range of Ofra powder highlighters at The Beauty Mark we cant possibly pick one favourite ! OFRA highlighters give glow a new meaning as the result of liquid-to-baked technology. What does this mean for your glow goals? The luminosity from the pearls in the formula provide an unparalleled pigment payoff and shows stopping sheen.

Gallany: Celestial Skin Luminzing Powder $49- Give your self an intense, seamless shine anywhere you want or blend for an amazing angelic sheen. The lightweight, illuminating minerals will give you the shine you want without any harsh lines.

Inglot : Sparkling Dust $29- This frosted loose powder is highly pigmented to provide the ultimate glow to any part of the body. Can be applied directly on eyes as an eye shadow or mixed with lip gloss, nail enamel, foundation, moisturizer, or Duraline to add a touch of magic to one’s makeup. Available in various shades, to be matched to the skin tone, or combined freely.


Get your glow on!