Whether your cheekbones are already sky-high and chiseled or are desperate for a little extra love, highlighter is a great way to emphasize the area and deliver a “lifted” appearance. However, rainbow-bright, powdery formulas don’t work for everyone. Ahead, nourishing formulas that sink right into the skin and deliver a believable, healthy glow to the tops of your cheeks—no glitter or line-emphasizing powders to be found.
Skip the shimmer with this glossy highlight stick that delivers nothing but nourishing ingredients and dewy, healthy-looking skin. The balm also doubles as a lip-finisher thanks to its translucent, high-shine formula.
As lightweight as they come (it’s 75-percent water!) this tap-right-on illuminator creates a healthy looking sheen no one would believe is actually makeup.
The smallest amount of this blends-right-in formula adds serious radiance to any makeup look and can be blended with the warmth of your fingertips or your favorite brush or sponge.
All dew and no shimmer, this translucent balm delivers a megawatt glow to cheekbones, lips and lids in the most believable finish.
Artis Hyperblend Pro Finishing Pen in Light ($50 for four)
The ultimate light-shifting quad, each of these non-pigmented pens work to interact with light in a different way and deliver a specific finishing effect to the skin. Our radiance-boosting favorites: Light, which reflects light, or Gloss, for a dewy, translucent sheen.
Dot this creamy formula onto the high points of your cheekbones and blend for a your-skin-but-better glow that won’t fade throughout the day. Plus, its soft-focus finish helps to minimize the appearance of larger pores.
A little bit of this liquid gold goes a long way. Whether added to your foundation for a radiance boost or lightly tapped onto the cheekbones, this cult-favorite formula delivers a sunkissed, dewy glow to the skin.
Glassy skin is in, and this chic pot is here to make it easier than ever to achieve. With zero glitter or color to be found, this balm-meets-gel formula is the perfect finishing touch to any look. We like to apply it on the lids and tops of cheekbones for a “lifted” effect.