Highlighters give you that look of a glowing skin. A little shimmer to radiate your look. Whether you prefer highlighters in a powder, cream, or fluid texture, the options are virtually endless.
As Paul Gooch pointed out, highlighters allow us to play up our bone structure and draw attention to specific features.
Illuminators, on the other hand, create an all-over glow.
An example of an illuminator is Laura Mercier’s Radiance Foundation Primer or MAC’s Strobe Cream. You apply it before foundation, and it gives your skin a dewiness and yes, radiance. Proceed with caution if you have oily skin, however.
I personally like the one from Sleek Make-up. This palette has 2 cream highlighters and 2 powder ones.
I really can`t get along with the cream ones, but the powder highlighters are absolutely glowing.