The Unexpected Makeup Product That Makes Your Skin Look 10 Years Younger Instantly

February 14, 2019 by Emily Belfiore
shefinds | beauty

Most people think that the key to looking younger lies in the bottle of a fancy moisturizer or serum. While a good skincare routine definitely helps turn back the clock on your complexion, experts say that there are certain makeup tricks that can have the same effect on your skin, which will help you save time and money on high-end skincare products. In fact, there’s one product in particular that makeup artists recommend using because of its ability to restore skin’s radiance and glow–it’s highlighter!

When applied to the tops of your cheekbones, highlighter can create instant illumination, helping give the illusion of younger, healthier skin. “It prevents the flat-face look,” makeup artist Brigitte Reiss-Andersen tells Allure. “It adds a very subtle, youthful, and pretty dimension to your features.”

Reiss-Andersen suggests dabbing a very sheer formula just on the cheekbones for a youthful lift, while other makeup artists say that you can also use it on the bridge of your nose, inner eye corner, and cupid’s blow for more glow.

Dying to add highlighter to your 2019 makeup regimen? Keep scrolling to shop some of our editors’ favorite highlighters that will help you look 10 years younger instantly:


Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Highlighter & Balm Duo ($48) 

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Lightning Dust/Fire Crystal ($34) 

Fenty Beauty Cheek-Hugging Highlight Brush 120 ($32) 

Glossier Haloscope Face Highlighter ($22)

Stila Cosmetics Heaven's Hue Highlighter in Bronze ($32) 

LXMI Nilotica Goddess Glow ($42)

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed Highlighter ($38)

MAC Cosmetics Strobe Cream ($34) 

LANCÔME Starlight Sparkle Dual Finish Highlighter Palette ($39)

WANDER BEAUTY On The Glow Blush and Illuminator ($42)

RMS BEAUTY Living Luminizer ($38)

bodyography Inner Glow Stick ($26) 

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Emily is SheFinds' resident beauty expert and pop culture enthusiast. In addition to covering the latest trends and developments in the beauty/skincare industry and reporting the latest on your favorite celebrities, Emily also contributes to SheFinds' fashion and weight loss/wellness sections. You can reach her at [email protected]

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