Highlighters have long been a beauty staple of makeup artists, beauty gurus, and celebrities everywhere, but even if you don't consider yourself a beauty aficionado, you've probably seen that highlighters have basically broken the Internet recently. From the Etsy-sold rainbow highlighter to Pat McGrath's Fetish 003, both of which sold out in mere minutes, it appears that highlighters are definitely having a moment. This isn't surprising — looking radiant and dewy never goes out of style. Just look at the Kardashians — if nothing else, their highlighting game is on point.
While there are dozens of gorgeous options on the market (here's a good list to get you started if you're new to the world of strobing), we had to try out three of the Internet's most popular highlighters to see what they looked like on real people — and they delivered, providing a natural-looking, lit-from-within radiance that was subtle and sophisticated. Check out the before-and-after photos below and get ready to get your glow on.
Editorial Assistant Natalia Aguilar is wearing Pat McGrath Fetish 003 in Golden.
Associate Editor Cindy Diaz is wearing the BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne.
Senior Editor Cindy Rodriguez is wearing Urban Decay's Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter in Fireball.