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subtle highlight makeup

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for subtle highlight makeup.

Highlighting is a great way to add a touch of color and light to your face. It can also be used to draw attention to certain features, such as your eyes or your smile. The best way to highlight is with a liquid highlighter, which is easy to apply and blends well with other products.

HourglassAmbient® Strobe Lighting Powder

Size: 0.16 oz/ 4.53 g·ITEM: 1780006

Color: Euphoric

362 Reviews

$43.00

Superb powder texture and quality, it provides right amount of highlights without making the highlight look ridiculous....Beautiful highlights...I love this powder! Beautiful, subtle highlights light up your face. Not greasy or heavy, and very translucent.

What it is:
A collection of illuminating strobing powders designed to sculpt the face with light, creating depth and dimension for a refined, natural-looking highlight.

What it does:
Ambient® Strobe Lighting Powders are formulated in a sheer base that’s infused with concentrated, ultra-fine mico-pearl particles in a number of sizes and refraction levels for natural-looking luminescence—without leaving a heavy metallic finish. Developed with Photoluminescent Technology it captures, diffuses, and softens surrounding light to refine the appearance of the skin.

What else you need to know:
Hourglass products are 100 percent cruelty-free.

NARSMini Blush Duo

Size: 0.08 oz/ 2.5 g·ITEM: 1935501

Color: Hot Sand/ Orgasm

142 Reviews

$24.00

This is basically a blush and a highlight and both are beautiful. Hot sands does show texture as much as others highlights I have used and it is such a dewy look. ...Love the subtle highlights it gives very flattering blush

What it is:
A mini, limited-edition blush duo that delivers a healthy-looking, golden shimmer and a radiant flush of color.

What it does:
Heighten the glow with this mini duo of award-winning Orgasm Blush paired with a radiant blush. Together, they help achieve the ultimate in sunkissed radiance through a dynamic duo of signature cheek shades. Orgasm, the industry’s most iconic blush, is a peachy pink that’s infused with golden shimmer—delivering a universally flattering flush of color. Wear them alone or layer them together for instant radiance.

HourglassMini Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Size: 0.04 oz/ 1.3 g·ITEM: 1963636

Color: Radiant Bronze Light - a warm bronze shade fused with Radiant Light to mimic a summer glow. (Ideal for medium/deep complexions)

220 Reviews

$28.00

diffused bronze light- very natural pretty color. Highlight is on the more natural side as well. ...Perfect amount of bronzy for me and sparkle/highlight

What it is:
A travel-size bronzer that fuses the illuminating effects of Ambient® Lighting Powder with bronze pigments to add depth and dimension for a sunkissed glow.

What it does:
Perfectly sized for travel, each mini compact fuses the illuminating effects of Ambient Lighting Powder with bronze pigments for sheer, airy, buildable color with a radiant finish.

What else you need to know:
Hourglass products are 100 percent cruelty-free.

MAKE UP FOR EVERArtist Face Color Highlight, Sculpt and Blush Powder

Size: 0.17 oz/ 5 g·ITEM: 1972801

Color: S118 - dark shadow sculpt

741 Reviews

$23.00

every day highlight...Subtle but pretty, can be layered for more blinding highlight. ...the absolute best highlight, subtle but it gloooows

What it is:
A unique pressed powder formula in a refillable palette—providing intense color payoff in highlight, sculpt, and blush shades.

What it does:
Reveal your inner artist and create endless looks with Artist Face Color. Choose your palette size, then customize to your needs by mixing and matching your favorite. Artist Face Color’s unique formula features atomized pigments, which provide intense color payoff

Artist CoutureDiamond Glow Powder

Size: 0.16 oz/ 4.5 g·ITEM: 2059608

Color: Conceited - iridescent gold-bronze

327 Reviews

$27.00

Best Highlight...Honestly this is one of the best highlights that I own I have conceited coco bling Illuminati gold digger and I’m in love of you want to shine bright and you love a glowing highlight this is for you but it does also work as a subtle just depends how you apply it ! ...The best light natural glow Highlight. You can make it light natural highlights or heavy glitter.

What it is:
A shimmering loose powder highlighter with highly reflective, iridescent pearls.

What it does:
Embrace your glow like a true glow-getter. Diamond Glow Powders were created with versatility and customization in mind. Start with a subtle, luminous sheen or build this powder up for an intense, amplified look. Mix your favorite shades to create a "couture cocktail" and take your highlight game to the next level. Apply it on your face, eyes, lips, body—or wherever and however you want. Diamond Glow Powder is designed for all skin tones and types, so everyone can find their go-to glow.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

$58.00

Fantastic pigment, blends beautifully and can be used for subtle or pronounced highlight contour look. ...I really am enjoying this pallet the blushes and highlights marry well with each other. I also mix the colors to create different looks.

What it is: A PRO-Artist-developed palette that covers highlight, blush, bronzer, and contour needs in soft and creamy textures.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: This face palette was developed by the Sephora PRO Artist team as a part of a collection of three limited-edition and exclusive Sephora PRO Face Palettes designed by complexion type—guaranteeing each shade in this eight—pan palette is expertly curated for your complexion.

tarteMini Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

ITEM: 2274017

Color: Seduce - rosy nude

67 Reviews

$15.00

Really great shade- blends easily and goes on as a subtle shine....I love tarte pressed powders (shadows, highlight, contours etc) because of how soft and blend able they are.

What it is: A travel size of the award-winning powder blush that looks flawless all day, thanks to longwearing Amazonian clay.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Amazonian Clay: Nature's most perfect ingredient for better, longer, truer wear.
- Mineral Pigments: Soothe and soften skin around the lash line.
- Vitamin E: A natural preservative that also acts as an emollient and antioxidant.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, and triclosan. This product is also cruelty-free and gluten-free.

ILIADayLite Highlighter Powder

Size: 0.23 oz/ 6.6 g·ITEM: 2354058

Color: Starstruck - deep rose gold

31 Reviews

$34.00

Perfect summer highlight for me. It looks natural but still gives you a great glow. ...gorgeous highlight...Really pretty natural shine highlight. It doesn’t have glitter particles in it and doesn’t emphasize texture like some highlights do so this is great if you want the glow from within look.

What it is: A clean, talc-free highlighting powder that awakens the look of skin, blends easily, and imparts a visibly luminous glow.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Jojoba Seed Oil: A noncomedogenic oil that hydrates and nourishes.
- Silica Beads: A natural powder that creates a soft focus filter with a silky slip.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: This butter-soft, blendable powder is finely milled for light-as-air luminosity—with a metallic finish that adds natural depth and dimension to the high points of your face. It’s buildable from a subtle shimmer to a supercharged highlight.

JLo BeautyThat Star Filter Highlighting Complexion Booster

Size: 1.0 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2406833

Color: Warm Bronze

425 Reviews

$39.00

And it worked well as a base for my powder highlight when I decided I did want more blinged out highlight. ...Maybe it is too light for my skin but it’s really pretty when you swatch it but once I apply to my face you really can’t see the glow. I never liked mixing highlights like these with foundations so I didn’t try it that way, maybe it adds more or a subtle glow when mixed with foundation.

What it is: A sheer, skin-enhancing, complexion boosting serum formulated with light-bouncing mineral pigments and vitamin E to deliver a subtle or all-over glow.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Fine lines and wrinkles, Dryness, and Uneven texture

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Mineral Pigments: Visibly diffuse light, blur imperfections, and enhance skin's radiance.
- Vitamin E: Provides antioxidant protection by fighting off free radicals..
- JLo Beauty™ Olive Complex (Blend of Squalene, Fermented Oil, Extra Virgin Oil and Leaf Extract): Delivers rich hydration.

Fenty Beauty by RihannaLiquid Killawatt Fluid Freestyle Highlighter

Size: 0.5 oz/ 15 mL·ITEM: 2484822

Color: Sidechick - white gold with gold shimmer

39 Reviews

$28.00

I love a dewy, easy highlight like the refy highlight. this just wasn't a fave for me and I wouldn't repurchase this...To subtle...It’s extremely subtle and after a hour of wear it’s gone

What it is: A super-fine liquid highlighter with an effortlessly buildable, skin-nourishing formula that leaves a fresh, ultra-modern shine.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates. It is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter is now a liquid formula. Its next-level glow has super-fine shimmer that can build from a sheer veil to a showstopping, visible radiance. And its light-as-air radiance is transfer-resistant and dries down quickly. Plus, it comes in a range of shades for all skin tones.

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