You’ve lit up your home with dozens of Christmas lights. You may even light up someone’s Christmas Day with a special surprise gift. Don’t stop there because you can also bring some light to your face this season—that will enhance your perfect makeup beat!
In case you haven’t guessed, we’re talking about every beauty addict’s favorite product of the moment…highlighters! Whether you like to dust on enough highlighter to look like your own personal IG filter or prefer to keep things more subtle. The optimal glow that highlighters provide certainly can’t be denied.
If you need a little help deciding which highlighters deserve a place in your makeup bag, keep reading because we’ve rounded up the best highlighters guaranteed to keep you shining through Christmas, New Year’s Eve and straight into 2018.
Light Me Up: You Should Have These Highlighters In Your Bag
Much ado has been made about Rihanna’s first foray into the makeup game, courtesy of her all-inclusive makeup line Fenty Beauty. While the wide range of foundation shades have continued to be the talk of the beauty world, her jaw-dropping and heavily pigmented highlighter in the shade Trophy Wife is simply too good to pass up.
Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter at Sephora.com
If you follow the top beauty bloggers in the industry, chances are you’ve heard them rave about this highlighter that is known (and heavily praised) for flattering a wide variety of complexions. The rose gold shade is a standout because it has the perfect amount of pink, gold and peachy tones.
Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter at Sephora.com
The best highlighters aren’t only limited to high-end and celebrity brands, as drugstore staples such as Maybelline prove that their highlighters are just as stunning. The Master Chrome Highlighter in Molten Gold is just enough shimmer and shine to command attention without overwhelming.
Maybelline Facestudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter at Target.com
Beauty junkies far and wide already know that you can never really go wrong with anything from the MAC product line and yes, that also includes highlighters. Winter may be quickly approaching, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get back some of that summer glow with this peachy highlighter.
MAC Cosmetics Extra Dimension Skinfinish Highlighter at MACCosmetics.com
The last year has seen Kim Kardashian West head full force into the beauty industry with her self-titled makeup line KKW Beauty. In the last few months, she’s produced contour kits, powders and perfumes, but perhaps her best is her newly launched highlighters, cleverly titled “Ultralight Beams,” that are worthy of a spot in your makeup collection.
KKW Beauty Ultralight Beams Duo at KKWBeauty.com
If the increasingly cold temps have stripped your skin of its natural glow, maybe all you need to do is reach for the right highlighter. You’d be surprised what a few swipes of a deep bronze highlight can do, especially if it’s this gorgeous one from Laura Mercier.
Laura Mercier Face Illuminator at Nordstrom.com
Anastasia Beverly Hills
You know Anastasia Beverly Hills and you love the product line, right? Then naturally, you’re aware that the highlight game they have is some of the best in the beauty world. The great thing about this one is that a little goes a long way, ensuring that you don’t overdo it.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator at AnastasiaBeverlyHills.com
Ladies, I don’t know about you, but I’m partial to the Fenty Beauty Killawatt highlighter! Mostly because of Rih, but also because the highlight is bomb! No matter which one of these you pick you’re bound to add amazing shimmer and shine to finish your look!
Tell us, what are some of your favorite highlighters? Do you like a lot of highlight or a little? Let us know in the comments!