Adding a touch of glow to your beauty look this summer season is the way to go, not only are they trending, but also a perfect way to add radiance to your skin giving overall lit from within. How can this be achieved? ‘Tinted Highlighters / Tinted Illuminating Primers’.
Tinted highlighters are luminous glowy makeup products with a hint of colour pigments, they serve as a highlighter primer to create a base for a dewy makeup look, and as a highlighter to add a touch of glow to the high points of the face. They can be worn alone for ‘a makeup no makeup day’, or added to your foundation for an instant radiant makeup look. They’re commonly called ‘complexion enhancers’ which are worth embracing this summer season.
So with that being said, what makes a great tinted highlighter on the market? I will say what makes a great tinted highlighter is when it nourishes and protects the skin, blurs out imperfections, blends seamlessly on the skin, is oil-free, non-greasy, gives a glassy close-to-skin finish, is lightweight, and breathable, comfortable, and comes with a hint of colour for a soft makeup look. Nourishing in the sense that, the formula must contain ingredients like shea butter that protects the skin barrier, hyaluronic acid that attracts moisture and plumps the skin, and antioxidants like Vit C that brightens and protects the skin from free radicals e.t.c.
The good thing about tinted highlighters is that they can be used by all skin types and skin tones, and they can easily be applied with the tip of your fingers tapping across high points of the face (where the light hits the most on your face), or with the palms of your hands if you’re using it as the base for your makeup or wearing it alone.You can also use your favourite tools like a foundation brush, highlighter brush, or makeup sponge.
Sometimes tinted highlighters are confused as tinted moisturisers, to be honest, I thought they were tinted moisturisers with added highlighters, which if you ask me, I will say is a good way to understand the product. But from what I found out, they’re are actually ‘tinted illuminating primers’ that can be used as primer and highlighter, and nowadays they come with skin tone pigments that can be misunderstood as your natural skin.
This is what we are going for in today’s article, as much as the market is flooded with so many tinted illuminating primers/ tinted highlighters, the ones that can be well enjoyed and serve as cult finds are the ones that come with a bit of skin tone tint.
Finally, to help you navigate the never-ending world of tinted highlighters, Covet has put together the best ones on the market that can become your go-to, be it from luxury brands or fan favorite drugstore brands.