The Best Highlighters to Wake Up Winter Skin

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The winter season can do a number on your skin. Not only may you find your complexion looking pale and pasty, but it can also come across as dull and lacking that healthy glow from within. Rather than freaking out, give your skin a little boost with any one of these highlighters.

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ColourPop Taffy Pressed Powder Highlighter ($8)

For a pop of color with a luminescent glow, give this opalescent pearl one, with a peachy-pink undertone, a shot. 

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Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Golden Mint ($38)

You wouldn’t think of a green-tinged highlighting powder as one you would reach for to better your skin, but this one turns to a pretty shade of gold with a high-shine finish once it makes contact with your skin. 

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Dermablend Professional Glow Creator ($33)

The first highlighter ever from Dermablend, these multiuse, blendable drops can be mixed into anything from moisturizer to sunscreen and beyond to create a beautiful glow.

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Urban Decay O.N.S. Afterglow Highlighter Palette ($34) 

Each shade in this palette is a new take on the brand’s beloved Afterglow Highlighters and range from a soft rose gold color to peach and even a light pink. Mix and match the colors together to create the perfect hue of highlight.  

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Huda Beauty Winter Solstice Highlighter Palette ($45)

This limited-edition palette (you’ll want to snatch it up before it’s gone forever) gives cheekbones the most gorgeous glow with a blend of light-reflecting pearls in one of the softest powders we’ve seen in a long time. 

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Burberry Beauty Fresh Glow Illuminating Drops ($35)

Winter skin almost always needs a boost of hydration to make it look alive. This water-infused formula gives a shimmer-free highlight that can be worn on its own or mixed in with your favorite foundation

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Antonym Organic Baked Highlighter ($42)

If you prefer organic makeup, this baked powder features a swirl of gold and pink shades to brighten up sallow-looking skin. 

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First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Mango Butter Multi Stick ($20)

With three shades to choose from, this cute-as-a-button, cream-to-powder, multipurpose stick glides on skin to leave it with a hint of subtle luminosity that’s never over the top or too in your face. 

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