How To Get a Glossy, Wet-Look Glow with Highlighter

Discover how to create a glossy, wet-look glow using Charlotte’s magical highlighters and expert glow tricks.

Darlings, glossy, wet-look makeup is easy to create with Charlotte’s glow-getting highlighters! From a softly submerged sheen to a magical, mermaid look, discover how to use highlighters that look wet for a MESMERISING, GLOSSY GLOW!

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What is the Wet Makeup Look?

Celebrities and influencers around the world are OBSESSED with the wet makeup look! On the red carpet and at events, makeup artists are using makeup to give the skin a wet-looking, glossy glow that looks dreamily dipped in a pool of water. Wet makeup looks are mystical, magical and instantly enchanting. Wet-looking skin, glossy lips and perfectly placed pools of highlighter capture the eye at a glance, creating an otherworldly, oceanic glow that takes the dewy makeup look to the next level.

How To Get the Glossy, Wet-Look Glow with Highlighter

Highlighter is the key to giving your makeup look the glossy, wet-looking glow that the supermodels and stars can’t get enough of. By applying a wash of soft-focused shimmer onto the high points of the face, you can create beautiful, beaming highlights that gleam and glow!

Charlotte’s NEW! Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighters are perfect wet-look highlighters that deliver a magical, megawatt, glossy glow. Formulated with LIGHT-FLEX TECHNOLOGY that plays with the light to create a multi-dimensional finish, these star-embossed highlighters are the BEAUTY GLOW TRICKS OF THE STARS!

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When creating wet makeup looks, reach for Charlotte’s Powder & Sculpt Brush and apply your highlighter to the high points of the face using Charlotte’s 6 GLOW TRICKS! With wet-look highlighter, MORE IS MORE darlings! The formula of these highlighters is effortlessly buildable and can be layered for your desired glossy finish without caking, creasing or settling into fine lines. Apply on the cheekbones, nose and cupid’s bow to dial up your glow and dive into the disco with wet-looking highlights!

How To Make Your Highlighter Look Wet

The secret to making your highlighter look wet is setting spray! Before you tap into your highlighter, spritz your brush with Charlotte’s Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray, then pick up your product and apply it to the high points of your face.

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Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray helps to intensify your highlighter formula and encourages a more wet-looking, glossy finish. The weightless setting spray interacts with your highlighter, helping it to shine brighter for a blinding, wet-look glow.

Glossy, Wet-Look Finishing Touches

Once you have used a wet-look highlighter to create a gorgeous, glossy-looking complexion, it’s time to put the finishing touches onto your wet makeup look!

For the lips, choose a juicy lip gloss to match the dialled-up, wet-looking complexion you’ve created. To give the lips a hydrating, high-shine coat of colour, reach for Charlotte’s Lip Lustre lip gloss to make the lips POP! Or, if you prefer a pout-perfecting formula, apply Collagen Lip Bath for fuller, plumper-looking lips with magical, mirror-like shine.

As for the eyes, create a gorgeous, wet-look eyeshadow look! Charlotte’s Eyes to Mesmerise cream eyeshadow pots are perfect for giving the lids a glowy, glossy finish that perfectly matches your complexion’s wet-looking glow. To finish, use your perfect shade of NEW! Hollywood Glow Glide Face Architect Highlighter as a beaming highlight for the brow bone and inner corners.

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Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.