Makeup Bag: 5 Luminizers To Light Up Your Summer Look

Highlighter is one of those beauty products that you didn’t know you needed until you tried it. Dotted along cheekbones to emphasize bone structure, on the brow bone for bright eyes, or swept over collarbones for a sultry summer look, there’s a multitude of ways to wear it, and they’re all equally stunning. Get the details on 5 of our favorite luminizing products, after the jump…

NARS The Multiple in Copacabana: This cult-favorite cream-to-powder highlighter is best dabbed on with fingers or a makeup brush for targeted application. If the premise of sparkle sends you running off in the opposite direction, the subtle iridescent sheen of this pearly stick is a super-safe way to get glowing. The price tag may be cause for alarm, but there’s pretty much no way you’ll ever hit bottom on this one. [$39, Sephora]

Sephora Collection Microsmooth Luminizer in Stardust: The soft, satiny baked formula of this powder luminizer feels silky, not grainy, going on skin. It blends seamlessly into cheekbones for a natural finish that may just look like it’s coming from within. [$12, Sephora]

Anastasia Beverly Hills Eye Lights Matte: A less expected take on traditional highlighter, this multi-tasking pencil adds a soft matte glow that draws attention without shimmer or sparkle. Best worn on the brow bone, it also makes a great under-eye brightener for all skin tones. [$21, Nordstrom]

Benefit High Beam: The classic “supermodel in a bottle,” you’ll want to use a light hand with this pearly liquid highlighter — it truly imparts radiance like no other. Dot it along cheekbones and blend, or use it in the inner corners of eyes for a wide-awake look. [$26, Benefit Cosmetics]

MAC Cream Colour Base in Pearl: There’s nothing you can’t do with this pale gold cream, dotted with icy shimmer. Layer it under moisturizer or powder for a subtle glow, or apply it directly to bare skin or over foundation for a more noticeable iridescence. [$18.50, MAC]