This week we test: highlighter

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 03 February, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 03 February, 2008, 12:00am

A subtle shine makes you look healthy and happy. Highlighters reflect light, making your skin glow. Those with fair skin should go for a silvery look, while a golden glow is better for darker skin tones. Apply to cheekbones, inner corners of eyes, the bridge of the nose and brow bones with a finger.

Anna Sui Glitter Eye Color Stick (HK$180/4.5g)

The gold-flecked silver suits most skin tones and illuminates eyes and cheekbones. Trendily packaged and easy to apply, but the glitter could be finer.

Sugarbaby Moon Shine Gleam Creme Face & Body Luminiser (HK$215/20ml)

You only need a little of this easy-to-apply cream to give your skin a healthy glow. But apply too much and you could end up looking like a chorus member from Starlight Express.

Benefit Miss Popularity (HK$240/2g)

Very fine textured powder gives a natural shimmering look, especially on cheeks. Makes you look refreshed, even if you were up all night.

Dior Flower Blossom Floral Illuminating Powder for Face (HK$375/12g)

This is a highlighter, blush and eyeshadow all in the most desirable compact ever. Unlike some highlighters which can make skin look white, a light application of this powder adds glimmer without colour. To use as a blush or eyeshadow, just apply more heavily.

Shu Uemura Glow on Blush (HK$165/5g)

This smooth-textured powder seems a bit shiny but it gives natural-looking highlights. It works the best on the bridge of nose and brow bones.