highlighting foundation

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for highlighting foundation.

Highlighting is a great way to add some extra color and brightness to your skin. It's also a great way to add some subtle definition to your face, without drawing attention to your features. Here are some of the best highlighter foundations on the market today.

HourglassVanish™ Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

Size: 0.25 oz/ 7 g·ITEM: 1841048

Color: 13 Golden Amber - medium deep, golden undertones

6.6K Reviews

$49.00

Perfect for highlighting & contouring!...Obsessed!!! This foundation is too perfect for highlighting and contouring, the formula is to die for it melts on the as soon as it touches it! ...I have used it for foundation and for highlighting and contouring.

What it is: A weightless, waterproof foundation with long-wearing, concentrated coverage in a custom, triangular component for fast and easy full coverage on-the-go.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Stick

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Ingredient Callouts: Free of mineral oil, parabens, phthalates, and triclosan, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

NUDESTIXTinted Blur Foundation Stick

Size: 0.2 oz / 6.2 g·ITEM: 2079408

Color: Nude Light 3 - light nude

596 Reviews

$32.00

I use it as a primer/foundation in one. My face looks and feels so soft and amazing after using this, my concealer/blush/highlight and other makeup products go on extremely well underneath this and it increases wear time drastically. ...This is a great foundation stick. Natural finish with a very easy application.

What it is: A multitasking, five-in-one, lightweight, cream-to-powder foundation stick.

Formulation:
Stick

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitamin E: A natural antioxidant that nourishes and hydrates.
- Green Tea: Visibly improves overall tone and texture for a youthful-looking complexion.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates SLS & SLES, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This is a lightweight, cream-to-powder, ultra-soft, natural-matte foundation stick, available in 11 shades, that visibly transforms skin to have a naturally smooth appearance.

Fenty Beauty by RihannaMini Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Foundation

Size: 0.4 oz/ 12 mL·ITEM: 2484400

Color: 498 - deep with neutral undertones

13 Reviews

$18.00

I’m 46, so matte foundation can be difficult. This would be a challenge to wear as an all over foundation, but I love having a few different shades for natural highlighting and sculpting. ...I really like this foundation, applies really nice and works well with the matching powder.

What it is: A travel-friendly-size, soft-matte, long-wear foundation with buildable, medium-to-full coverage that comes in a boundary-breaking range of 50 shades.

Coverage: Full

Finish:
Matte

Formulation:
Liquid

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates. It is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This mini, travel-friendly-size, light-as-air foundation gives skin a smooth, pore-diffused, shine-free finish. The oil-free formula is made with climate-adaptive technology that’s resistant to sweat and humidity and won’t clog pores—so that wherever you are, it’s going to work on your skin. Allure Best of Beauty award winner

Too FacedBorn This Way Natural Finish Longwear Liquid Foundation

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 1712025

Color: Caramel - rich tan with neutral undertones

15K Reviews

$46.00

this is my ride or die full coverage foundation. I also like to add the cover fx highlighting drops to make it a little more glowy and it is beautiful!!...Love the coverage but I recommend highlighting to get a more luminous look.

What it is: An oil-free lightweight foundation that masterfully diffuses the line between makeup and skin for undetectable coverage.

Coverage: Medium

Finish:
Natural

Formulation:
Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Coconut Water: Aids in delicately replenishing skin’s moisture levels.
- Alpine Rose: Helps support skin’s health and resilience.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Gives a smoother, more youthful appearance.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

PAT McGRATH LABSSublime Perfection Foundation

Size: 1.18 oz/ 35 ml·ITEM: 2256980

Color: Light Medium 12 - light medium with red undertones

2K Reviews

$69.00

finally a good foundation...Not a perfect match but not crazy either (there are so many foundations that I really want to buy but all their shades look super off on me - even bronzing/highlighting couldn't save me). ...I splurged and bought a bottle and don’t think I’ll ever be able to go to another foundation. It’s the perfect coverage to even complexion but not highlight fine lines.

What it is: A long-wearing, customizable foundation that builds from sheer to medium coverage in a wide range of universal hues that manifest the ultimate sublime skin standard.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Unique Polymers: Provide lasting wear, ultimate smoothness, and a luminous finish.
- High-Purity Pigments Treated with Amino Acids: Deliver enhanced wear, a creamy feel, and controlled and easily buildable coverage.
- Diamond Core Powder: Enhances radiance and skin luminosity and decreases appearance of skin imperfections.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens.

NARSSoft Matte Complete Foundation

Size: 1.5 oz/ 45 mL·ITEM: 2374411

Color: Fiji - L5 - Light to medium with warm undertones

2K Reviews

$42.00

This foundation looks beautiful without looking cakey or highlighting any of my dryness. ...Great coverage but thick, matte finish highlights every flake and pore. Formula does not suit my skin at all so will not purchase.

What it is: A full-coverage, transfer-proof, oxidation-resistant foundation that lasts for up to 16 hours with a natural-looking matte finish.

Coverage: Full

Finish:
Matte

Formulation:
Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Bio Hyaluronic Acid: Helps hydrate skin and maintain its moisture balance.
- Micro-algae Extract: Helps balance the appearance of excess sebum.
- Anti-oxidation Complex: Supports skin so shades stay true all day.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance

Laura MercierReal Flawless Luminous Perfecting Talc-Free Pressed Powder

Size: 0.24 oz / 7 g·ITEM: 2643112

Color: Translucent - for very fair to light medium skin tones

239 Reviews

$49.00

Excellent powder that provides natural highlights!...When you put it on your skin over foundation or by itself it does a great job of providing a light overall foundation. ...Nice highlight...I love this Real Flawless Luminous Perfecting Talc-Free Pressed Powder. It gives a nice highlight effect and is easy to apply in just the right areas.

What it is: A pressed finishing powder that enhances the look of skin and makeup with a natural, luminous finish, instantly adding dimension and enlivening skin.
Coverage: Light

Finish:
Radiant

Formulation:
Pressed Powder

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Chamomile Extract and Rose Oil: Provides all-day skin comfort that becomes one with skin.
- High Resolution Pigments and Custom-Pearl Blends: Enliven complexion, instantly lift sallowness and dullness.
- Auto-Balancing Technology: Helps balance moisture and control shine immediately and over time.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SL

Fashion FairIconic Pressed Setting Powder

Size: 0.3 oz/ 8.6 g·ITEM: 2477008

Color: Bold Bronze - tan with warm undertones

34 Reviews

$35.00

Nice over the FF cream to powder and the flex stick foundations. I dust it on and it sets it in a barely there finish. ...It’s not overly golden which as a freelance makeup artist, this powder will work amazingly on my dark tan to deep clients as a highlight. I recommend this powder. It’s light to medium coverage and it did not oil up on me.

What it is: An ultra-lightweight, oil-absorbing powder that instantly sets—or refreshes—makeup at home and on the go.

tarteAmazonian clay blurring powder foundation

Size: 0.28 oz / 8 g·ITEM: 2641348

Color: 26N Light-Medium Neutral - light to medium skin with a balance of warm & cool undertones

38 Reviews

$40.00

Best Talc-Free Pressed Powder Foundation...This is the best talc-free option for pressed powder foundations offered at Sephora right now. It has awesome coverage, is long-lasting, doesn’t crease or look cakey, and the shade match is perfect. ...Tarte has the best powder foundations...If you’re a powder foundation tarte has the best in my opinion.

What it is: A blurring powder foundation with hyaluronic acid—like a filter in a compact, for up to 16 hours of flawless skin.

Coverage: Medium

Finish:
Matte

Formulation:
Pressed Powder

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Amazonian Clay: Nature’s perfect ingredient for better, longer, truer wear.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Intensely hydrates.
- Vitamin E: A natural preservative, emollient, and antioxidant that calms redness and irritation.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, mineral oil, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclocarban, and triclosan. It is also vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: Th

MAKE UP FOR EVERReboot Active Care Revitalizing Foundation

Size: 1.01 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2308542

Color: R560 - Chocolate - for deep skin with very red undertones

953 Reviews

$42.00

Because I am light, some higher coverage foundations make me look like a ghost. This is also the first foundation I have found that is an exact match. ...best foundation on the market right now...One of the best foundations on the market right now.

What it is: A skin revitalizing foundation that adds a radiant, satin finish while hydrating, smoothing, and firming the skin for up to 24 hours.

Coverage: Light

Finish: Radiant

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal and Dry

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Ginseng: Supports natural collagen.
- Camellia Japonica: Helps to support skin’s natural glow.
- Mondo Grass: Helps to support the skin’s protective barrier.

What Else You Need to Know: This foundation is ideal for normal to dry skin types and nurtures tired-looking skin over time by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and increasing hydration for up to 24 hours.

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