One could argue that festive season glam isn’t complete without a swipe of highlighter. Guaranteed to take things up a notch, the makeup favourite is not to be shied away from, especially as we head into the inevitable end of year festivities.
But which ones exactly stack up? We turned to some of the latest and greatest celebrity makeup looks to uncover which highlighters the most talented in the business use, so you know they're guaranteed to deliver on the glow-factor.
Below, the celeb-approved highlighters to add to your beauty arsenal this festive season.
There’s a reason Charlotte Tilbury’s Beauty Light Wand continues to be a sellout success, adding an effortlessly stunning glow, as seen on actress Phoebe Dynevor. The colour 'Spotlight', in particular, is a perfect blend of rose-gold, adding an Old Hollywood finish. For those looking to add shimmer beyond the face, makeup artist Sofia Tilbury used the brand’s Magic Cream & Beauty Light Wand to add a light covering over Dynevor’s body—and would you look at that glow!
When Mario Dedivanovic, better known as Makeup By Mario, released his eponymous beauty brand, we couldn’t wait to see the products in action—and when the collection finally made its way to Australian shores it didn’t disappoint. This season, turn to the brand’s SoftGlow Highlighter in shade ‘Honey’, as seen here on Vanessa Hudgens by makeup artist Allan Avendaño, for that effortless, just-got-back-from-vacay finish.
For Jasmine Tooke’s bridal glam, makeup artist Leah Darcy expertly nailed that effortlessly radiant, glowing complexion, and there was a surprising product behind the model’s all-over shimmery complexion—Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Loose Setting Powder. This product blurs out imperfections, leaving silky smooth skin in its wake, as well as a perfect matte finish.
Margot Robbie is no stranger to a lust-worthy red carpet beauty moment, and the mastermind behind her glam is none other than Pati Dubroff, who expertly crafts an elegant and sophisticated look thanks to Chanel Beauty’s dazzling lineup. For a discreet shimmer, look to Chanel’s Baume Essential Multi-Use Glow Stick, which leaves a glimmering and natural finish.
If you’ve ever lusted after Rihanna’s glow, chances are makeup artist Priscilla Ono is behind it. Of course, the duo regularly use Fenty Beauty, which packs a mighty punch when it comes to shimmer. Add some serious depth and dimension with the brand’s Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil (and as Fenty says, remember a little bit goes a long way!).
Ever wanted to emulate Rosie Huntington-Whitely’s signature glimmering rosy cheeks? You can’t go past Hourglass’ cult-classic Ambient Lightning Powder, which perfectly blends in with your skin to create a radiant, airbrushed effect. The brand’s mini size is perfect for throwing it in your clutch for party-ready touch-ups.