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Beauty Bag Must-Have: Highlighters
An essential product for creating that perfect glow. By Diana Elbasha
Comments () | Published April 23, 2013

You hear the term again and again this time of year: the “spring glow.” A seemingly endless list of products and skin-care routines claim to be just the formula to achieve this coveted look, but our quick, trusted method requires only one product: the perfect highlighter.

In its many forms—creams, powders, sticks—the highlighter works to reflect light off skin, imparting a flirty, sunkissed effect, while the golden nude and soft pink shimmering hues offer a universally flattering upgrade to your look, day or night. And have we mentioned how easy they are to master? Just swipe (once! a little goes a long way) along the top of your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, the inner corner of your eyes, and the browbone, then blend. You’ll love the difference it makes.

Ready to get started? Here are five of our faves: 

Benefit High Beam, $26 at Ulta.

Nars the Multiple in Undress Me, $39 at Bluemercury.

TheBalm Mary Lou-minizer Highlighting Powder, $24 at Nordstrom.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle, $30 at MAC.

Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer, $28 at Sephora.


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