Go For The Glow: The 12 Best Highlighters To Snag This Season

Achieve that perfect summer strobe

Highlighting and illuminating products may have been around forever, but it seems that ever since strobing became the new contouring, every beauty brand in existence has seriously stepped up their glow game. Tons of cheekbone-enhancing products are now on the market. From creams and powders to sticks and liquids, they’re all here to give you a gorgeous, otherworldly glow.

If you’ve been reading up on how to achieve your best summer beauty look, you’ll know that it’s all about embracing that natural (possibly sweat-induced) shimmer and dewiness. With highlighters coming at every price point, they’re now even available at drugstores. Some have even reached a cult-following status, like Wet N’ Wild’s perpetually sold-out $4 powder and the cultishly adored Pat McGrath’s Skin Fetish 003, whose popularity inevitably crashed the celebrity makeup artist's site. We decided to check out the latest launches and determine which highlighters are next in line to be everyone’s favorites. 

Here are the best of the best tools to enhance that natural summer dewiness—suited for every skin tone and at every price point, of course. Whether you are going for a golden bronze shimmer or an icy iridescent sparkle, the summer’s newest illuminators are all here for you and your cheekbones.

So get strobin’ and click through the gallery below to peruse our picks. 

Photo courtesy of Glossier

Glossier, Haloscope, $22, available at Glossier.

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Becca, Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid, $41, available at Becca.

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Milk Makeup, Holographic Stick, $28, available at Birchbox.

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RMS Beauty, Buriti Bronzer, $28, available at Sephora.

Photo courtesy Urban Decay

Urban Decay, Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highligher, $26, available at Urban Decay.

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Oribe, Illuminating Face Palette, $68, available at Oribe.

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Maybelline, Face Studio Master Strobe, $7.99, available at Target.

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NYX, Bright Idea Illuminating Stick, $8, available at NYX.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills, Glow Kit Moonchild, $40, available at Anastasia Beverly Hills.

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Tarte, Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter $28, available at Tarte.

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Butter London, On the Glow Pen Gold $12, available at Butter London.

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Lancôme, Glow Subtil Silky Crème Highlighter, $30, available at Sephora.