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Your Ultimate Summer Shopping Guide to Highlighters and Illuminators

Your Ultimate Summer Shopping Guide to Highlighters and Illuminators

The most popular question we're getting from our friends right now: what are the best illuminators on the market? Everyone wants to know how to get dewy skin or add an element of shine to their beach tan.

Typically, highlighter is considered the antithesis of bronzer. You use the darker hue to carve out cheekbones and slim the jaw, while illuminator goes on all the facial features you want to spotlight: cheekbones, cupid's bow, inner eyes, brows.

Now, in the dog days of Summer, highlighter is taking precedence over full contouring in our makeup routines. If you use only one thing before heading out into the heat, make it a luminizer. Just swipe on these pearlized products for an instant glistening complexion that enhances your well-earned Summer glow. And it's totally acceptable to pretend you visited an exotic island when others ask about your vacation.

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