If dewy skin and shimmery cheek bones are your thing, we'll bet you’ve tried every champagne-hued powder and cream going (same). Well, listen up, there's a new highlighter on the market promising baby soft, glowy skin only comparable to an arvo spent in 90% humidity—and it's a jelly. You heard right: a jelly.
Think pots of gooey, squishy formulas that apply like a gel and set like a powder, leaving your skin with a wet-look, high-shine, satin finish. The actual dream, right?
Why trade in your go-to highlighter for a jelly? For one, it’s not a powder (you can’t crack it), it’s not a liquid (no spills or makeup bag leaks), and it’s not loose glitter (you won’t find it everywhere for the next 4 years). The light texture translates to super-concentrated pigmentation and the gel-based formula makes it incredibly hydrating and never cakey. The best bit? You can mix it in with any liquid makeup (from foundations to cream blushes) to customise your glow, girl.
In the words of Queen Bey herself, we're SO ready for this jelly…
Check out six of our fave jelly highlighters that guarantees the glow you seek.
1. Zoeva | Strobe Gel
Promising luminescent shimmer with a translucent other-worldy glow – this natural-looking formula comes in neutral shades to compliment every skin tone, from rosy pinks to sparkly bronzes.
2. Moonshot | Jelly Pot
A jelly colour pot that delivers pearl-like shine that lasts for hours and hours, available in shades ranging from champagne right through to shimmery lilac and baby blue. This is a unicorn lovers dream in a pot.
3. Farsali | Jelly Beam Illuminator
If you’re a self-confessed beauty enthusiast, chances are you know alllll about Farsali’s Instagram-famous lotions and potions (including their best-selling Unicorn Tears Serum). Well, they’ve done it again with their first ever oil free, cruelty free and vegan jelly highlighter. It’s infused with seaweed extract and hyaluronic acid (read, SUPER hydrating) and imparts a wet-satin finish that will not budge. OK. Now seriously, run, don't walk.
4. Mecca Cosmetica | Enlightened Lit From Within Illuminating Balm
Whilst this formula isn’t as ‘gooey’ as some of our other newly launched favourites, this balm is complete with skin-enhancing ingredients like coconut oil and jojoba oil. It’s super blendable and adds lit-from-within, green juice drinking radiance to all skin tones.
5. Almay | Make Them Jelly Hi-Lite
Whether your rule when it comes to highlighter is the dewier, the better, or, if you’re just generally extra as a life rule—we got you. Almay’s newly launched highlighter is bouncy, juicy and comes in shades such as Mermaid Magic and Unicorn Light and is complete with iridescent glitter sheen. So. Damn. Pretty.
6. Models Own | Sculpt and Glow Liquid Highlighter
A jelly-like liquid packed into a convenient tube that totally lifts any look. This shimmery goodness glides on, blends seamlessly and instantly brightens your entire complexion.
Now that you’re glowing like a celestial being, it’s probs a good idea to start taking care of your skin, brush up on how to look after your skin in your 20s.
Image credit: Nuest Cosmetics