How did we go from owning just one seldom-used highlighting product to a makeup kit stocked with every shimmering palette, powder, stick, cream and liquid product that promised to help us achieve that luminescent, Instagram-loving glow? Well, get ready for your newest illuminating obsession: jelly highlighters.
The jelly highlighter trend can be traced back to Farsali (the brand that launched a thousand unicorns with its Unicorn Essence) when it introduced Jelly Beam Illuminator and made “glazed” and “bouncy” the new highlighter buzzwords. Because the product starts as a jelly, glides on like a gel and sets like a powder, it leaves behind hydrated skin and multidimensional shine that’s enough to make even the biggest matte skin fan weak in the knees.
Trouble is, the Jelly Beam highlighter can be as elusive as a unicorn. It has sold out again and again since it launched months ago. Luckily, other beauty brands are getting inspired to come up with their own pigment-packed formulations and we are so here for all this jelly. If you think we’ve reached peak dewiness with liquid and cream highlighters, just wait until you see the glazed finish you’ll get from jelly highlighters. Read on for some of the best jelly highlighters to give you the ethereal glow you’ve been searching for.
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This article originally appeared on TotalBeauty.com