8 Glow-Getting Highlighters to Use on Your Wedding Day

It's lit

Alyssa Greenberg

Your wedding-day makeup is, for lack of a better word, a major part of your bridal look. From choosing the right shade of foundation, blush, and bronzer, it takes a lot of work to look your very best (you are being photographed, after all).

Of course, with all the powders being blended and brushed onto your face, you want a little pick-me-up for your complexion. One amazing way to do this? Highlighter! When applied to the high points of the face (think: cheekbones, the tip of the nose, brow bones, and cupid's bow), these illuminators give you a lit-from-within glow.

From subtle to practically blinding (in a good way), we've listed some of our favorite glow-getters to add to your pre-wedding beauty routine!

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Benefit Watt’s Up! Cream-to-Powder Highlighter

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A highlighter perfect for beginners, Benefit's cream-to-powder formula is a cinch to blend upon application for a smooth, long-lasting finish. We love the smudge sponge on the opposite end, which allows you to blend the magical formula seamlessly into the skin.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $30

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E.L.F Baked Highlighter in Apricot Glow

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Serving as the brand's newest highlighter in six years, the golden flecks and peachy hue bring out the radiance in both cool and warm undertones (meaning it looks great on basically everyone). The product can be applied wet for a killer glow, or dry for a subtle strobe effect. Plus, at only $4, it's a total steal.


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RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

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An editor favorite (along with pretty much everyone), this natural beauty product is infused with coconut oil for optimum hydration, and teeny, tiny specks of shimmer give you just the right amount of glow. Think a dewy glow that looks just like your skin.

SHOP NOW: RMS Beauty, $38

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NYX Born to Glow Highlighter in Sunbeam

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Containing a luxuriously lightweight formula, Born to Glow can be used as a foundation base or over cheekbones, décolletage, and cupids bow (high point of your lips) for a lit-from-within glow. Sounds pretty lit to us.

SHOP NOW: NYX, $7.50

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Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow

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Busy brides, this match made in heaven is for you. Charlotte Tilbury's contour palette contains everything you need to sculpt, trim, and highlight your features of choice. The bronzer mimics the look of sun-kissed skin, while the highlighter contains Light Flex Technology to capture and reflect light exactly where you want it.

SHOP NOW: Charlotte Tilbury, $68

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MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle

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MAC's Skinfinish packs on the glow, but with a subtle, almost ethereal finish. The pearl's peachy bronze hue looks luminous on nearly every skin tone, and blends like butter.

SHOP NOW: MAC Cosmetics, $36

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BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfect in Prismatic Amethyst

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The queen of highlighter kills it once again. Don't be fooled by this gem's pale pink hue, for its color-shifting formula and duo-chrome pigments create a captivating glow that transforms as you move.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $38

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Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Trophy Wife

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Ladies and gentlemen, this highlighter is not for the faint of heart. An instant best-seller from Rihanna's debut cosmetics line, its brilliant gold pigment glistens on the skin like it's 24-karat gold, not to mention its smooth formula blends perfectly into the skin. If you're into a subtle glow, one swipe of this baby will do. Feel free to layer on the formula for an in-your-face luminous finish.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $36

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