Everyone wants that lit from within glow…you know the look the magazines gives you with their photoshopped models.  The light just happens to hit the model perfectly…funny how that happens every time.  Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m not getting photoshopped everyday, and I still need to look half awake!  So where sleep is little, the power of the highlighter is strong.

I’ve picked out my current highlighter faves for you.  These are all great at achieving the lit from within glow, as well as letting people know, I’m awake! Oh and they’re all free of any nasties.  You can apply these in the inner corners of the eyes, right under your brow bone, along the upper cheekbone, or wherever else you might need a little magic!

RMS Living Luminizer-

With just four ingredients this luminizer not only gets the job done, but is so clean as well.  It comes in a jar, and can be dabbed wherever you need a bit of highlight.  Goes on so smoothly, and leaves behind a pearl like color.  It has a little more weight to it than my next two, I guess you could say it’s a bit thicker, but not in a bad way.  I mixed a little with my blush, and found it created a bit of an iradescent quality…which I loved!  It’s RMS’s top selling product…and for good reason. $38

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W3LL People Bio-Brightener Stick-

This baby is oh so lovely.  It comes in a stick form, not that I just swipe it on, and don’t blend it a bit with my fingers, but for some reason it’s less messy to me.  The color is a little more cool toned, versus the RMS Luminizer.  It’s great for creating that dewy, natural look.  The consistency is a little thinner to me than the RMS as well.  This ones about $10 cheaper too, so if you’re on a budget, this may be your gem. $29

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Jane Iredale 24-Karat Gold Dust-

These are quite different then the first luminzers, because they’re in powder form, instead of a cream.  They come in five different options: Silver, which is true to it’s name and great for brightening.  Gold, which will give you more of a golden glow.  Bronze, creates more of a sun kissed look with hints of shimmer.  Champagne, is going to give you shimmer with a touch of pinkish hues.  Rose Gold, is the most pigmented of the 5 and is going to give you that pop of color for your cheeks, while adding a hint of shimmer.  My personal faves of the five are Silver and Gold.  Silver is going to give you that glow, I just had my eight hours of sleep look.  While Gold is going to give you that tanned/warm I just got back from the beach glow.  A big powder brush is great with these for the cheekbones.  For the eye area I like to use an eyeshadow brush that’s slightly damp.  It helps avoid too much shimmer from falling in places you don’t want it.  $14

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What’s your favorite luminizer??  I would love to hear!  Leave me a comment below.

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