If you’ve always thought that a highlighter and an illuminator are the same, we were with you on this until we discovered that they’re actually quite different from one another! Yes, they both are glow getters for your face but they also differ in many ways. If you’re still confused, keep reading to know how to distinguish them from one another…
Highlighters help emphasize certain areas
 

Highlighters help emphasize certain areas

If you have fabulous bone structure or would like to highlight certain high points of your face, a highlighter is what comes handy. A highlighter is for zones where light would hit naturally—under the brow bone, on the cupid’s bow or on the bridge of your nose. If you’re looking for a highlighter, we suggest going with the Lakmé Absolute Moonlit Highlighter that’s long-lasting and lends your skin an intense glow.

Illuminators bring overall radiance to your skin
 

Illuminators bring overall radiance to your skin

If you think your skin looks rather lackluster and dull, an illuminator is your answer to radiant skin. An illuminator is for adding that glow to your skin—your entire face so your skin looks glowy on the whole.

Highlighters are always lighter in colour
 

Highlighters are always lighter in colour

Sure, there might be several coloured highlighters available in the market but a highlighter is usually a shade lighter than your foundation preferably in champagne or gold—colours that will bring a sheen and stand out on the desired areas.

Illuminator s have a hint of glimmer
 

Illuminator s have a hint of glimmer

Illuminators can be mixed with foundations/primers—base products that are applied throughout the face so that you achieve an overall glow.

Highlighters are more intense
 

Highlighters are more intense

Highlighters are intense and hence, you need to ensure that you dust off the excess from your fan brush because you don’t want your nose or cupid’s bow to be extra shiny.

Illuminators lend a subtle glow
 

Illuminators lend a subtle glow

Since illuminators are generally mixed with a base product, they add a subtle glow to your skin as opposed to a highlighter, which is more in your face.