gary thompson aka @theplasticboy holding 100 highlighters he loves

Sifting through 100 highlighters is defs OTT – but we believe in the power of science, so how are you meant to really know which ones are blinders without a proper experiment? That’s why we asked glow king Gary Thompson (aka @theplasticboy) to test out 100 – yes you read that right, 100 – highlighters. We’re talkin’ powders, drops, creams sticks… the lot! Here are his five faves.

Revolution Face Quad in Ignite

As soon as you swatch this palette you’ll know that it’s time to get well and truly LIT. With four colours to choose from there will defs be one that suits your skin tone and with such a buttery texture expect that glow to be blinding baby.

Maybelline Face Studio Chrome Extreme Highlighter in Gold

For a reflective glow that’ll give your look some serious sparkle, this baked highlighter with a metallic finish is just the thing. Dust onto cheekbones for a glow that’s second to none.

Maybelline Maybelline Chrome Extremes 200 Gold £8.99 Buy Now

Revolution Pro 4K Highlighter Palette in Gold

Now for another quad with an array of shades for you to choose from. This set will have you shimmering through the autumn and straight into party season.

Revolution Pro Revolution Pro 4K Highlighter Palette Gold £8.00 Buy Now

L’Oreal Paris Glow Mon Amour Highlight Drops in Bellini

For those of you who prefer a liquid highlight, these drops are gonna be your glow-to. Dab onto cheekbones or buff onto shoulders and collarbones for that full-body highlight.

L'Oreal Paris L’Oreal Paris Glow Mon Amour Highlighting Drops Bellini £9.99 Buy Now

Rimmel Insta Strobing Highlighter in Bronze Glow

If you’re all about that luminous look, get your hands on this strobing cream that’ll leave you looking Insta ready. Apply under foundation to achieve that glow-from-within vibe that we’re all dying for.