The Best New Highlighters To Make You Glow

By Tara Thompson Rasmus
Heaven's Hue Highlighter

As we emerge from a long (way too long, right?) winter, I for one have my complexion on my mind—specifically, how to get the appearance of health back after the cold, dark days stole my skin’s mojo. My regimen has consisted of adding a face oil under my day lotion, upping my water intake, and, well faking it a bit with the addition of a good highlighter to my makeup routine.

Now, highlighter is a bit tricky. Pick the wrong product (or apply too much), and you can look like a long-lost Kardashian. But, use just a bit as your “statement” product (read: keep the rest of your makeup minimal), and you have that elusive I-got-12-hours-of-sleep glow in the bag. Read on to check out my favorite new prettifiers and join me as I go for the glow this season!

Champagne Rosé Luminizer

Rose-Marie Swift’s Living Luminizer is the cult-status highlighter, so you know the blogosphere is buzzing about this new champagne-pink highlighter. Run, don’t walk.

Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter from Marc Jacobs Beauty

Infused with coconut water, this highlighter actually hydrates the skin while it adds a lustrous sheen.

Maybelline Face Studio Master Strobe

I know the words “master strobe” sound a little intense, but un-sticky shine that you get from this stick is surprisingly subtle.

Milk Makeup Liquid Strobe

This handy little pen makes it easy to add concentrated doses of light wherever you like—the arches of your brows, the inner corners of your eyes, and your cupid’s bow, for instance.

Dose of Dew Face Gloss from NYX Cosmetics

This silky stick glides on easily, leaving a natural-yet-noticeable pearlized finish on cheekbones.

Strobing Highlighting Stick

I love the texture of this cream-to-powder stick, but I especially love that it comes in three shades specifically designed for women of color (i.e. no ashy finish).

Heaven’s Hue Highlighter

This impossible fine powder has a bouncy texture that makes it fun to apply—choose from opalescent pink, nude rose, or bronze for a variety of glowing looks.