Either you desire to have a bold glamorous makeup looks or a soft natural look, highlighters can’t be missed out. We are here to tell you what’s trending, Liquid vs Powder Highlighters?

With a lot of talented YouTubers like Jaclyn Hill, a well-known megastar and Nikki tutorials with her fleek highlighters and Celebs like Gigi Hadid, all of them have made the highlighters become tantamount.

Not to forget the major trend setter, Kim Kardashian who started the trend of highlighters through Instagram.

Liquid vs Powdered Highlighters

The craze for finding the best highlighters has spread everywhere after we fans saw our favorite celebs rocking their highlighters like Jennifer Lopez, Zendaya and Selena Gomez who looked radiant because of the subtle shine in all the right places.

Now the most asked question is, which kind or color of highlighter will suit one’s skin tone or texture. If you are a newbie too, check out our Beginner’s Guide to Highlighters to answer all your questions.

Liquid vs Powder Highlighters

Liquid vs Powder Highlighters

This subject has been very controversial as different makeup artist have different opinions about it. Some think that liquid highlighters are better while in others opinion powder highlighters are worth the hassle.

Scroll down to find out that which of these two rules over the other.

Liquid Highlighters

attractive girl applying highlighter or bronzer with pipette
Pros
  • Liquid highlighters are dewy
  • Versatile
  • Low maintenance
  • They are super blend-able
  • A little goes a long way
  • Insanely Pigmented
Cons
  • Tricky to handle as compared to powder highlighters
  • Unlike powder highlighters you do not have much control on the quantity and sometimes you apply more shimmer than you need
  • They do not suit on every skin texture
  • They have a consistency that can cause problems for oily skin

Powder Highlighters

Pros
  • They are arguably the most potent formulation
  • Easy to control and apply than liquid highlighters
  • They have a gentler way to accentuate your features to give off a natural radiance
  • They are easily buildable
  • They are compatible with most of the skin texture unlike liquid highlighters
  • Generally, powder highlighters have a compact, travel friendly packaging
Cons
  • Needs proper blending to avoid harsh lines.
  • The glow is less blinding in comparison to Liquid highlighters
  • Blending them makes them more time taking
  • They do not give you the wet looking finish of a liquid formula
  • Lesser Longevity

What’s Trending?

When celebrities traipse down the Red Carpet, slaying on the ramp with hundred to thousands of cameramen following them, just to get a single click, they actually become walking bill boards for products they wear. Anyone would desire to wear them and look like them. They also set a new trend every year.

If you want to know which highlighter is trending right now and the secret behind the flawless gleam on the celebrities’ face, what do they use to look so glitzy and absolutely glamorous? Then you are on the right page!

Scroll down to find the top beauty secrets

1. Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid is one of the most promising models of the industry. Her red-carpet looks are the proof of her impeccable fashion sense and her ability to carry herself. Let’s see which kind of highlighter does our favorite fashion diva uses.

Gigi Hadid’s cheek bones were very illuminated at the last Much Music Video awards. Her makeup artist Patrick Ta applied Maybelline’s cream contour stick on the high points of her cheek bones before “lightly powdering the T-zone to allow the skin to look dewy in the right place” as per him.

Maybelline Face Studio Master Strobe

2. Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn

Another favorite star. Her makeup artist Amy Oresman, decided to accentuate the actress’s bone structure and her freckles by applying a combination of cream blush and powder highlighter.

The highlighter they used was Neutrogena Healthy skin blush. The product was dusted on her cheekbones, nose bridge and under her eyebrows. It was followed by a touch of La Prairie’s cream blush in Rose Glow tapped on the apples of her cheeks

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blush in Luminous

3. Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev

Nina Dobrev went in favor for an ultra dewy look with heavy lashes at the previous Met Gala and she looked totally glamorous. Instead of applying strategically placed highlighter she opted for all over shimmery glow with the help of the luminous moisturizer GLAM GLOW by Hollywood California.

GlamGlow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer

4. Lupita Nyong

Lupita Nyong

Lupita won many hearts with her neutral makeup , luminous skin and pop of navy color applied on her eyes. This time she wore Lancôme’s Glow Subtil Silky Crème Highlighter in Rose Gold Lights.

Lancôme Glow Subtil Silky Crème Highlighter in Rose gold lights

Blog-Ox Recommendation

Giving our two cents on the debate, Liquid highlighters rules over Powder highlighters because in the age we are living right now, glass skin rules supreme. Nothing can beat the wet finish, glowing sheer created by liquid highlighters.

Although powder highlighters are more subtle and easy to carry for an everyday look, but you can’t deny the starstruck, glam that the liquid highlighters have to offer.

You may or may not agree to our opinion but trust us when we say it all depends on you, your taste about makeup, your texture of skin and which one of these suits your features better. We just tried to help a bit in lending a helping hand to make a decision of your own.

But in the end, you should always listen to your heart because it may be in your left but it is always right for you! Blog-Ox.