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Why Oil Highlighters Are the Best

Oil Highlighters

In the last few years highlighter has gone from niche product to makeup industry staple seen on celebrities and beauty bloggers everywhere. Having a nice glow has become essential — especially in the age of Instagram. Highlighters are extremely versatile, and can be used to illuminate everything from cheekbones to cupids bows to brow bones.

Since the beauty industry is constantly evolving we’ve noticed a new trend when it comes to highlighters — oil-based highlighters are having a moment and are poised to replace their current contemporaries. So what are the benefits of using them over other highlighters? We have four reasons that you want to incorporate them into your makeup rotation.

1. They Can Look More Natural
It’s no secret that highlighters became particularly popular because they bestow an otherworldly glow on skin. However, there can be too much of a good thing — some highlighters are unnaturally sparkly. Particularly on darker skin tones highlighters can end up looking frosty or grey on skin. Oil highlighters can be a better choice because they blend seamlessly into skin, and oils naturally add sheen to skin. Unlike other highlighters that can have a drying finish, oil highlighters have the opposite effect.

2. They Nourish Your Skin
Have you ever left the house with beautiful glowing skin only to find that your skin has lost its luster a few hours later? Oil highlighters can prolong the look of suppleness on your skin and prevent ashiness or dryness. Natural oils such as avocado oil, almond oil or coconut oil can nourish, soften and beautify skin. If you’re looking to go out for drinks after a long day of work, an oil highlighter is the perfect way to revive tired skin.

3. Vegan and Cruelty-Free
Highlighters often contain a laundry list of ingredients and sometimes that list isn’t skin- or animal friendly. Oil highlighters are often made with just oil and pigment, which results in a very natural product that’s safe to use on all skin types in a way that’s good for the planet.

4. Can Be Used on Body and Face
Highlighters can be used on way more than just your beautiful face. Apply it on your collar bone, décolletage or legs to give them great sheen or contour. The oil consistency blends naturally and is easier to spread on your skin than a viscous highlighter.

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