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!
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.
Infused with coconut water, this highlighter actually hydrates the skin while it adds a lustrous sheen.
I know the words “master strobe” sound a little intense, but un-sticky shine that you get from this stick is surprisingly subtle.
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.
This silky stick glides on easily, leaving a natural-yet-noticeable pearlized finish on cheekbones.
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).
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.