One of the easiest ways to immediately add some impact to any makeup look (or no-makeup makeup look) is with highlighter. Whether you prefer a more subtle, dewy effect or like to turn up the glow factor to disco-ball-like proportions, illuminating powders, creams and gels make for a great way to draw attention to the high points of your face and give some dimension to your makeup, no matter how simple the rest of your look is.
"Highlighter is a beautiful way to make skin appear more luminous and glowing," says makeup artist Beau Nelson. "It's something I usually reach for for evening makeup, but if you're a highlighter addict and want to wear it during the day, try something more subtle in a cream formula — it melts into the skin and feels a bit more wearable."
There are so many different types of highlighter formulations out there, but for the sake of helping you sort them, we rounded up the ones that give you the most bang for your buck: highlighter palettes. These 13 palettes will add sheen and shimmer to your face, and the variety of shades gives you ample opportunity to create tons of different looks depending on your mood.
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