Beauty Beat || Top Highlighters for Summer

Glo-ing (get ittt) through summer.

Glo-ing (get ittt) through summer.

Skin is in, now more than ever. Radiant skin is front and center in the beauty world and I'm loving it. Especially in summer when your makeup look can go from dewy to full meltdown status with one step into the subway. For the past two months I've been embracing natural looks for day that focus on a clear complexion, bronzed contour, and a poppin highlight. Read on for some of the best highlighters for summer if you're looking for that galactic glow.


Maybelline FaceStudio Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter

This first highlighter in this bunch is a drugstore gem. Great products don't always mean a high price tag and this cream stick highlighter is one of my favorites. Tap the color along your cheekbones or even across your lids for a natural looking champagne shimmer. $8.99

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

A cult-favorite, this little pot of pretty delivers a warm glow.  It's easy to get carried away with highlighter but the Living Luminizer's subtleness means you can never apply too much. Swipe along your décolletage and down the center of arms for a body highlight that contours and defines limbs. $38.00

Sleek MakeUP Solstice Highlighting Palette

A favorite of beauty gurus, this highlighting palette is everything you need on the go. With four shades and cream and powder formulas, there is something for everyone here. Peach, lavender, and champagne tones give a multitude of options when it comes to color. The shades glide on and stay-put for easily buildable intensity. Best part, it just became available in the US this summer on! $14.99


The only none-highlighter on the list, the BB Boomer is intended to be worn by itself or as the first step before foundation. Pink pearl particles give skin a light radiance while ingredients like moringa, squalene, and arbutin deliver skincare benefits such as increased moisture and brightening effects. MISSHA, a Korean beauty brand, is all about protecting and nourishing skin so it only makes sense that their products have more than one use: makeup junkies swear by the BB Boomer as a spot highlighter in addition to a primer and stand alone BB cream. $15.00


Cover photo by Jon Cospito.