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The Best Highlighters for a Glowing, No-Filter-Needed Complexion

Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop Shimmering Skin Perfector

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This cream formula subtly brightens and sculpts your best features while leaving you with the perfect matte finish. ($38; (Here, snag expert tips on how to highlight this fall.)

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Essence Pure Nude Highlighter

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Getting a natural glow is easy (and affordable) with this baked highlighter formula, our current drugstore obsession. ($5;

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Ofra Dupethat Highlighter

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Not only does this highlighter have just the right amount of shimmer, but it's complete with the perfect pink hue to give you a killer glow. ($25; (Finish your look with one of these contouring palettes that will help create killer cheekbones.)

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator

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You'll get a healthy, glowing (but not shimmery) finish thanks to brightening pigments that deliver a contoured effect. ($28;

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COVER FX Custom Enhancer Drops

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Break away from the traditional powder and give this dropper version a try. Great for both highlighting and bronzing, this little liquid can be added to your go-to foundation, primer, serum, and moisturizer or used on its own for a buildable glow. ($42;

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder

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Who needs a special phone case for selfies when you can use a highlighter with "photoluminescent technology"? This powder boasts color-correcting particles that actually recreate the most flattering light—no filter needed. ($46;

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Kevyn Aucoin Beauty "The Celestial" Powder

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This golden-apricot powder highlighter promises an "angelic glow," plus it comes in a travel-size mirrored compact for easy application on the go. ($44;

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