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Literally Lit: Get That Celebrity Glow

Dewy, glowing, luminescent—there is no shortage of ways to describe the modern ideal of beautiful skin. A complexion that looks “lit from within,” is the status quo these days. But all that poetic prose is really just another way to say that highlighting is a beauty technique that’s been a mainstay in the repertoire of the beauty industry. And as it happens again, we saw a hint of the trend in Blugirl and Jacquemus for Fall 2017, proving that the trend is unstoppable for seasons to come. Unlike contouring, highlighting has consistently been a great route for emphasizing the points of your face where light hits. Just a touch on your cupid’s bow, cheekbones and brow arches give your skin a naturally gorgeous finish. These are our top picks:

ARCONA Cranberry Gommage

This facial scrub/exfoliant, though not to be used daily, is said to bring out a natural glow as dead skin is sloughed off, and fresh, plump skin is revealed. At


Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl

One swipe on your cheekbones and you're guaranteed to get more of the right stares! At


Benefit Dandelion Dew

A blusher and highlighter in one! This handy item you must have in your kit is great for days when you don't want to be bothered with too much makeup. Dab on your cheeks and off you go! At Greenbelt 5


Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Brilliant Nude Deep Amber

Think of it as a bronzer, blush, and highlighter in one—this particular product is great for when your face needs a major jolt of energy. A few swipes will do the trick as it is pretty pigmented. At


Nudestix Nudies All Over Face Color

Another practical pick for your kit: This particular highlighting stick can be used all over your face where you need highlighting, and comes with a built-in brush for blending. At

Lead photo via Into The Gloss