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, 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!
Benefit Watt’s Up! Cream-to-Powder Highlighter
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 skin. Watt’s Up! Cream-to-Powder Highlighter, $30, Sephora
E.L.F Baked Highlighter in Apricot Glow
Serving as the brand's newest highlighter in six years, the golden flecks and peachy hue bring out 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. Baked Highlighter in "Apricot Glow," $4, E.L.F
RMS Beauty Living Luminizer
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. Living Luminizer, $38, RMS Beauty
NYX Born to Glow Highlighter in Sunbeam
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. Born to Glow Highlighter in "Sunbeam," $7.50, NYX
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
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. Filmstar Bronze & Glow, $68, Charlotte Tilbury
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle
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. Mineralize Skinfinish in "Soft & Gentle," $34, MAC Cosmetics
BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfect in Prismatic Amethyst
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. Shimmering Skin Perfect in "Prismatic Amethyst," $38, Becca Cosmetics
Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Trophy Wife
Ladies and gentleman, 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 skin like it's 24-karat gold, not to mention its smooth formula blends perfectly into 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. Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in "Trophy Wife," $34, Sephora