4 Highlighters That Give You More Glow Than an Instagram Filter

There are personal staples in everyone’s (beauty) bag of tricks. Some swear by mascara; others refuse to leave home without a red lip or the perfectly arched brow. If you’re all about skin, however, you might want to consider adding the best highlighters known to man to your arsenal. READ: The 3 Best Under-Eye Concealers (According to the Internet) If you’re an expert at the art of Kardashian-style contour, you’re already familiar with it's magical properties, but if you live in fear of looking like you fell face first into tub of glitter, relax. These highlighters are subtle and radiant, like the best kind of real-life Instagram filter. Promise. So sit back, relax and scroll through this roundup of the best highlighters on the market, and get ready to glow:

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    Anastasia Beverly Hills: Illuminators No matter how you feel about the Kardashians, you have to admit that their makeup game is pretty unparalleled: Those girls glow. They've got this very special highlighter to thank — each of the shades imparts a ridiculously luminous finish that shines without any sparkle. No wonder these highlighters are constantly selling out! $28, AnastasiaBeverlyHills.com
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    BECCA: Shimmering Skin Perfector, Pressed The liquid version of this silky powder is the stuff of legends, but we prefer the "pressed" take on it — so much less mess, and fewer opportunities to waste product. They both have an almost creamy bounce to them, and they reflect light like nothing else we've ever tried. $38, BECCACosmetics.com
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    Kevyn Aucoin: 'The Celestial Powder' in Candlelight You can use this in the same old places you’d put highlighter — cheekbones, brow bone, temples — or you could branch out and try a hint of this shimmery, apricot-colored powder on your collarbone or shoulders. The glow it casts is so lovely that we’d hardly want to restrain it to just the face. The possibilities here are endless. $44, Shop.Nordstrom.com
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    NARS: 'The Multiple' in Copacabana This is the shade that works for every fair complexion. This product wins awards for good reason — it’s the gold (or "shimmering pearl") standard for a multitasker. Use it on your cheekbones for a supernatural glow, blend it into your lids for a subtle pick-me-up, or dab it on your temples and blend well. $39, NARSCosmetics.com
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