Here are the Best Highlighters for Mature Skin

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Best Highlighters for Mature Skin.

Widely considered the “secret weapon” for a healthy, radiant glow, Makeup Highlighters can literally turn back the hands of time.  Within minutes, they can literally make you look 10 years younger.   A good Highlighter Cream or Powder can decrease the look of wrinkles, minimize under eye circles and diminish a wide nose, receding chin or droopy eyes.  (Who’s not ALL in at this point?  Duh!)

One of my favorite books is ”Toss the Gloss, Beauty Tips, Tricks & Truths For Women 50+by former beauty industry CEO, Andrea Robinson.  In the book she states that the secret of highlighters is this: 

Highlighter Creams and Powders use light to draw attention to the features we want to accentuate and deflect attention from the spots we want to diminish. The best Highlighters will not and should not read shimmer in any kind of light.It’s purpose is to highlight the areas that show you off to your best advantage.

Andrea Robinson spent decades in the Beauty industry with chief roles with Estee Lauder, Tom Ford Beauty, Vogue, Seventeen and Ralph Lauren.  I think it’s fair to say, Andrea knows some “stuff”!

Nearly all makeup artists agree that the key to achieving great results with Highlighters on mature skin is finding the right product AND applying the highlighter properly.

How to Apply Highlighter

For flawless application, use a Highlighter Brush for applying Powder Highlighters.  For cream highlighters, dot on with your fingertips and then blend using a beauty blender sponge.

  • Above the Brows and under the Browbone Arch.
  • In the Center of the Eyelid.
  • Just above the cheekbone.
  • On the apples of the cheeks over blush.
  • Above the cupid’s brow of the lips.
  • Down the bridge of the nose.
  • Center of the forehead.

When choosing a highlighter, avoid highlighter creams and powders that contain glitter or sparkle as it will emphasize fine line and wrinkles and make them stand out. We’re going for that lit from within glow.

Best Highlighters for Mature Skin

I’ve tried more highlighters than I care to mention! (they are seriously taking up an an entire drawer in my Makeup Drawers!🤦‍♀️)  Of all the highlighters I have tried, several stand out and I reach for them over and over again.  These are tried and true winners you can count on to deliver perfectly flawless, glowing results on mature skin.

Best Cream Highlighters & LiquidsCharlotte Tilbury Highlighter

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter




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