Keeping it lit.

We all know by now, if a certain makeup trend or product stays in the limelight for longer than it should, it’s simply quite remarkable. Take highlighters, for instance: it’s been around for a few years now and hasn’t escaped the spotlight. And we doubt we would see the near absence of it anytime soon.

Highlighting, or some call it strobing, is the art of enhancing parts of your face for that faux glow – the cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, below the brows, above the cupids bow and on the chin. Done right, it’s supposed to emulate sunkissed healthy skin that is well hydrated and simply radiating.

Whether you like a subtle shine or want to glow like a lightbulb in between the sticks, creams, liquids in colours of champagne, bronze and rose gold, you’ll find it in some of these personal favourites of ours.

Benefit Cosmetics Watt’s Up! Highlighter 

Besides it’s über adorable packaging, this Benefit highlighter amongst others is a cult favourite. Its creamy to powder texture champagne shade provides a luminous sheen perfect for all shades. W

Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator

On the Anastasia Beverly Hills site, the description of this illuminator claims “gives skin the appearance of being lit-from-within” and it does exactly that. Pat it on the inner corner of the eyes to brighten them up. W

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

This Instagram legend and the famous Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Champagne Pop lights you up like a Christmas tree. And what you get with its bronze shade is a high-shine and elegant finish without the Edward Cullen glitter effect. W

Laura Mercier Face Illuminator 

This is another beauty product of Laura Mercier we swear by, besides their godly Translucent powder. Packed in a compact case, it’s multidimensional powder available in four different shades caters to different skin colours and builds up from a subtle to heavy highlight. W

Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter

This newly released luminous gel-cream highlighter comes infused with delicious coconut water to keep your skin hydrated and give you a youthful glow. It comes as a set with a setting primer (also boasting many goodness of coconut water) and a bronzer palette to balance and contour. W

NARS The Multiple – Copacabana

An all-rounder, this multiple use glow stick rich in vitamin E and açai oil for antioxidant benefits can be used for the lips, cheeks, eyes, body and everywhere in between to create shimmering accents. Plus, it allows perfect blending when use with fingers. W

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder

A luminous peachy shade, expect Hourglass’ Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder to deliver a natural finish with its formulated sheer base. It also takes you from an everyday strobe highlighter to a dramatic look. Plus, its pigment works for pale, medium and dark skin tone. W

Images: Courtesy of Respective brands and Sephora