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These Highlighters For Oily Skin Are Ones You Can’t Live Without

These Highlighters For Oily Skin Are Ones You Can’t Live Without

Highlighters for oily skin are lifesavers when it comes to giving your face a complete makeup look. The natural glow and even shine are great for any occasion. Check out the list of affordable highlighters that actually work.

I feel like a lot of people may think that you can’t use highlighters with oily skin, or at the very least, you shouldn’t use liquid highlighter with oily skin. I’m here to prove you wrong. I’ve had oily skin for as long as I can remember and I never do my makeup without highlighter. I’m currently going through a liquid highlighter-under-foundation phase. The trick is to use mattifying primers and to powder like your life depends on it (I usually powder before and after foundation, taking extra care with my t-zone). If you have really oily skin, avoid highlighting through your t-zone (nose, forehead, chin) – keep it to you cheekbones and eyes! Here’re some of our favourite highlighters for oily skin – we have a mix of liquids and powders!

The Balm Mary Lou-Manizer

Most of you will have heard about this: The Balm’s cult highlighter popped up quite a few years ago, and has been a beauty guru favourite ever since. This is not a subtle highlighter, so use sparingly if you’re going for a more natural look. However, it does stay on all day, making it a perfect highlighter for oily skin.

Strobe Cream from MAC

As this is a cream highlighter rather than a liquid, it’s very suitable for oily skin as it sinks into your skin. If you’re concerned about it moving, use it under your foundation (this is what I do) – by doing so it won’t be sitting on top of your foundation, which can cause it to move around during the day. It gives a beautiful, natural, glowy sheen to the skin!


Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Dim Light 10ml

This is another cult classic and available in multiple shades – it’s pricey, but as it’s described as giving your skin an Instagram-filter-like glow, it’s definitely worth the money. As it’s a powder, it’s perfect one of the best highlighters for oily skin, too.


Benefit Dandelion Shy Beam Matte Liquid Highlighter

Of course, if you have incredibly oily skin, liquid is something to avoid. Used sparingly, however, liquid highlighter gives a wonderful, natural glow. This Benefit item is matte, so there’s no chunky glitter or shimmer, making it one of the perfect everyday highlighters for oily skin.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

Becca is known for their highlighters – their liquid highlighters have been all over the blogosphere for eons. Liquid, however, is not always the best for oily skin. This pressed highlighter adds a beautiful sheen and lasts on day – just make sure you use a good mattifying primer!


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NYX Strobe Of Genius Highlighting Palette

At this price point, you can’t really go wrong – the NYX palette has all the shades you’ll need for any highlight, and the powdered form means that it’s perfect for oily skin.


MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish Highlighter

The hybrid liquid-powder formula means that this will have a natural, glossy, glowy finish without looking too greasy or shiny. It’s super long-wearing too, making it ideal for oily skin.

Which of these highlighters for oily skin are you going to buy? Let us know in the comments below!

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

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