The Quickest Ways To Get A Glow

By Jenn Rose Smith

Highlighting has been super-on trend lately (strobing, anyone?) but you don’t have to be a Kardashian to take advantage of glow-getting products (promise!) Whether you’re looking to create a sculpted look for a night out or simply add a bit of illumination to your day-to-day look, it’s never been a better time to shop for your perfect highlighter—from powder to liquid to sticks, there are options galore. Even better news: most of these products are extremely versatile, allowing you to add just a bit of shine (or a lot), depending on how #selfieready you’re feeling at the moment. Click through to check out the best and brightest primpers out there, and get ready to get your glow on!

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Face Illuminator Powder by Laura Mercier

This buildable, finely-milled powder is totally versatile, so you can add a bit of shine or a full-on strobe effect.

Flash Illuminator by The Estée Edit

Much more than highlighter, this innovative priming liquid mixes illuminating pigments (in six shades!) with oil-free hydrating ingredients for smooth, bright skin.

Catch the Light Highlighter by Wander Beauty

Had a late night (or an early morning)? Stash this little secret weapon in your bag for emergency, on-the-go highlighting—perfect to add a bit of extra illumination to the undereye area.

Invisible Light Translucent Powder Duo by bareMinerals

If you have oily skin and typically shy away from highlighters, let this innovative new palette change your mind. It houses a silky matte translucent powder with a subtle highlighting powder, meaning that you can add and erase shine however your heart desires.

Bio Brightening Stick by W3LL People

Need to look polished (and awake) in a flash? Simply swipe this pearlescent (and all-natural) stick on nose, cheekbones, and brow bones for an otherworldly glow.

NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator

A liquid highlighter like this pick from NYX is ideal to mix with foundation or moisturizer for an allover glow.