These Highlighters and Illuminators Will Keep Your Skin Radiant All Winter So You Don't Have To Wait For That Summer Glow

The best part about winter weather for your skin? There isn't one. The lack of humidity dries out skin, and the lack of sun causes that summer radiance to fade. At least there are a variety of illuminators and highlighters to help. These 10 are some of the best on the market because they do so much more than simply provide a glow. Some put moisture back into the skin, some minimize fine lines, and some bronze while they illuminate. Win? I think so. Try some of these products to mitigate the distance of summer.


This primer will minimize the look of pores and fine lines, creating a smooth canvas for foundation all while giving the skin a luminous glow that seems to come from within.

Smashbox Photo Finish Luminizing Foundation Primer, $38,


A glowing complexion now comes with reduced skin inflammation, improved skin texture, supported collagen production, and reduction of appearance of wrinkles thanks to this illuminating BB cream.

Stila Stay All Day 10-In-One HD Illuminating Beauty Balm With Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $38,


This Argan Oil infused illuminator can be worn alone or mixed in with foundation for a radiant, slightly bronze glow.

Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer, $28,


Get your glow on with this liquid illuminator that can be worn alone or under makeup.

NARS Illuminator in Orgasm, $30,


These liquid highlighters can be used under or over makeup for a lit-from-within glow or a luminescent highlight. This set includes three shades, Pearl, Champagne Gold, and Opal, so you’ll always have the perfect highlight to pair with any makeup look.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlights, $25,


Lightly conceal while brightening the complexion with this luminizing pen.

YSL Touche Éclat Radiant Touch, $41,


This cream-to-powder highlight gives a champagne glow to cheek and brow bones.

Benefit Cosmetics Watt’s Up!, $30,


This illuminating powder is formulated to mimic the appearance of moonlight on the skin— even during the day.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light, $45,


Use these colors individually or swirled together for a bronze glow on lids or cheeks.

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze, $44,


These pretty pearls diffuse light, minimize flaws, and brighten skin. What else do you even want?

Guerlain Météorites Powder for the Face, $60,