Beauty brands are shaking up the highlight game! From holographic pastel shades to revolutionary formulas, there are so many exciting new illuminators to try. Highlighters truly pull together your entire makeup look – use them to accentuate your favorite features. Keep reading for ten new next-level highlighters you need to try.
Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow Highlighting Palette: The heavily anticipated Too Faced Sweet Peach collection has just launched on Sephora’s site (it will be in stores on January 6). Included in this peach-scented collection is this beautiful highlighting palette. It features a pale peachy illuminator, a classic peach blush and a subtle bronzer. These three shades complement each other so well – it’s all you need for a lit-from-within glowing complexion. ($42)
Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow to Go Highlight & Contour Palette: This compact set from Tarte will be your new travel go-to. The universally flattering kit includes a matte contour shade, plus two gorgeous highlighters that can be layered on top of each other to double the intensity of your look. At $23, this is a great deal considering Tarte’s quality is always top-notch. It would make a perfect stocking stuffer for the holiday season. ($23)
Natasha Denona All Over Glow Face & Body Shimmer in Powder: Natasha Denona’s best-selling product, this highlighter is incredible. It gives your skin the most beautiful luminous glow, while hydrating your skin so you feel moisturized and refreshed all night. It’s formulated specifically for both face and body, so feel free to dust it on your shoulders, décolletage…anywhere you want to glow! ($38)
Dior Flash Luminizer Radiance Booster Pen: This new illuminating pen is perfect for precisely highlighting certain spots on your face, like the tip of your nose, Cupid’s bow, undereye area, and your brow bone. Use it on top of your concealed undereye area to instantly erase any signs of fatigue. Ideal for those nights where you’re exhausted, but want to look red carpet ready. The brush is built in to the pen, so it’s great for popping into your purse for touchups – no BeautyBlender needed. ($40)
Essence Light Up Your Face Luminizer Palette: Essence has consistently proven that you don’t need to spend a lot for quality makeup. Their brand new palette costs the same as a vent Frap from Starbucks…for not one, not two, but three highlighters. The pigmentation is not as intense as the other highlighters on this list, but it’s great for a subtle daytime glow. If you want a stronger highlight, spray your brush with some Fix+ or water before dipping into the palette. ($5.99)
Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette: Tired of the classic champagne or golden highlight? This new Kat Von D palette is for you. This unique, stunning palette features four holographic highlighters: in green, blue, violet and pink shades. As with all Kat Von D powders, the quality is exceptional. You can use the powders to highlight, or as eyeshadow or a lip topper. ($32)
RMS Beauty Magic Luminizer: This cream highlight lives up to its ‘magical’ name. This warm-toned highlighter can be built up for that perfect ‘is she born with it?’ glow. Use your finger to tap it onto the tops of your cheekbones, bridge of your nose, Cupid’s bow and more. You can even wear it without any other makeup – it looks stunning on top of bare, fresh-faced skin. ($38)
Make Up For Ever Pro Light Fusion Highlighter: This new highlighter from MUFE is Becca-level intense. Perfect for a glam night out, this highlight will take you glow game to another stratosphere. Use a light hand to sweep this onto your cheekbones – you won’t need more than one or two swipes. Available in a pinky-pearl shade and a more golden one, I love to mix and match these. Use the golden shade if you want to look like you just got back from a tropical vacation! ($39)
Wander Beauty Secret Weapon Multitasking Pencil: Ideal for those little spots that are hard to reach with a typical highlighter brush, Wander Beauty’s Secret Weapon Pencil is a must-have. Use the beige pencil to highlight your inner corner, right about your lips, on your brow bone and more. The long-wearing pencil is waterproof, so rest assured your glow will stay in place all night. This creamy pencil will change your makeup game. ($22)
Pat McGrath Metalmorphosis 005 Kit: The latest from Pat McGrath is a set that features a cream pigment, metallic pigment, mixing liquid and dual-ended black liner. This glam set is made for the holiday season. Available in gold, silver, bronze and copper, you can use these as shadows or use a light hand for an intense, beautiful highlight. ($60)
Which new highlighters are you excited to try? Let us know in the comments below!