It's a bird! It's a plane! Nah, it's just your epic highlighter beaming off of every reflective surface within a two-mile radius.

Lately it seems like your makeup isn't complete without a touch — or a lot — of highlighter. We get the hype: Tt gives your face a glow that makes you look like you're radiating from the inside out. 

Which is what every goddess — aka you — needs.

What better time to pack on the "shine-bright-like-a-diamond" aesthetic than the holidays? From subtle shimmer to frosty finishes, these seven highlighter options work for everyone looking to add a little sparkle to their lives.


The highlighter beauty bloggers can't get enough of.

The name of the product describes exactly what what it looks like: Baked gelato.

It applies like a powder but feels like a cream and gives you a caramel-honey glow. From the lightest of skin tones to the darkest, this highlighter is going to illuminate your face and really make you feel like you belong on a throne (because you do).

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey, $26, available at


They weren't kidding when they named this the ULTIMATE glow kit.

Anastasia Beverly Hills does not play around when it comes to her palettes, but her six-shade glow kit really took our breath away. The options are endless because you can layer a couple — pack them all on if you want — to really shine so bright that all the haters are blinded by your greatness.

We've got our eyes on the "Snow" shade to really be the belle of the ball at the company holiday party.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Ultimate Glow Kit, $45, available at


Keep that highlight poppin' with a 12-hour formula.

This highlighter has micro-pearlescent flecks, so you know what that means: a goddess-like glow from every single angle possible.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter in Exposed, $28, available at


The highlighter that'll make you look like you were on vacation in Bora Bora.

The winter really has a way with making our skin look much duller — the weather dries us out and the sun goes into full-blown hiding mode. But hey, you can fake it like you were on vacation all year long with a golden highlighter. 

You don't only have to add it to your face, either. Dotting a bit around your collarbone and shoulders will take it to the next level.

Benefit Cosmetics Sun Beam Golden Bronze Complexion Highlighter, $26, available at


We'll take a lifetime supply of this holy-grail highlighter, thx.

Across the social media beauty community, Becca's shimmering skin perfector is its saving grace. With five ultra-fine luminescent pearl powders to choose from, only choosing one feels like a sin. 

They absorb, reflect, and refract light, which is everything a boss lady needs in her life.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Moonstone, $38, available at


We vote for this highlighter palette for president!

Don't even lie; you know that pinkish, purple-toned shade caught your eye immediately. All of the colors are simple yet mesmerizing, and will nail that ethereal look.

Stila Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette, $39, available at


Let it glow, let it glow, let it glow.

What sets this highlighter apart from the rest is that it's infused with anti-aging antioxidants. Who knew that buying a highlighter was the equivalent of drinking from the fountain of youth?

Slay baby, slay.

Lorac Light Source Illuminating Highlighter in Starlight, $22, available at