You’ve seen this makeup trend on everyone from runway models to all those beauty bloggers you follow. Unlike the full contour look, this is easy to master. And you’ll love the look — all glowy and dewy.
Instead of needing contour bronzer and blush, this is a one product look using an illuminating highlighter. But you need to pick the best product for your complexion.
We tried a few and these are the editor’s faves:
Kevyn Aucion’s Neo-trio Palette won the top spot, with this magnetically designed trio. Featuring a bronzer, highlighter, and setting powder, it’s everything you need to create a perfect, custom glow. The Neo-Limelight highlighter in Ibiza gives you just the right amount of purplish-based strobe and use all three to mix and match to create the perfect luminosity.
$58 at Sephora.
The Strobe of Genius Holographic Stick by NXY , is aptly named as the creamy highlighter in a stick is easy to use and glides on easily to softly illuminate your complexion for a stylish strobe effect. Pick the Mermaid shade for a low-key, soft look or dial up the strobe effect with the Electric Invasion. Only nine bucks at NYX.
This beautifully packaged pen by Yves Saint Laurent is a high-shimmer gold highlighter to create a radiant and glittering, incandescent glow. Add it where the light naturally hits your face. (For example, highlight cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose and above the cupids bow for a subtle glow.)
We like this one for day-time when we’re going for a more subdued, radiant look. Ultra-lightweight it features a demure strobing effect.
$42 at Sephora.