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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.

ILIADayLite Highlighter Powder

Size: 0.23 oz/ 6.6 g·ITEM: 2354058

Color: Starstruck - deep rose gold

46 Reviews


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. ...Perfect summer highlight for me. It looks natural but still gives you a great glow. ...gorgeous highlight

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.

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

Size: 0.17 oz/ 5 g·ITEM: 1972678

Color: B500 - plum blush

751 Reviews


The blush is pretty, but I think my favorite is the highlight! I'm one who loves an intense highlight but a little goes a long way so you can still achieve a more subtle highlight. ...These are amazing powdered products! The highlight is beautiful, you can add it as a subtle highlight or pack it on for a blinding highlight!

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

Iconic LondonSilk Glow Blush and Highlight Duo

Size: 0.21 oz·ITEM: 2554566

Color: Rose Glow

45 Reviews


Loving this Blush and highlight and how smooth it applies...This has become my new favorite makeup item and it’s perfect for traveling.

What it is: A beautiful blush and a luminous highlighter with a gel-powder texture to deliver a glossy shot of radiance and a flush of color in one sweep.

Coverage: Light


Pressed Powder

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Pearlescent Pigments: Deliver a luminous finish.
- Emollients: Provide a silky sensorial feel and blurring effect.
- Skin Conditioning Agent: Provides a silky feel.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, retinyl palmitate, sulfates SLS & SLES, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also cruelty-free.

MILK MAKEUPColor Chalk Multi-Use Powder Pigment

Size: 0.09 oz / 2.5 g·ITEM: 2427995

Color: Trampoline - pewter

78 Reviews


So much more pronounced than any powder highlight but it’s not gritty in my opinion. I want every color....Peut être utiliser en highlight!

What it is: A clean, extruded-powder pigment that glides on smoothly for buildable payoff on eyes, cheeks, and lips. It comes in a peel-off wrapper and a portable, reusable tube.

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

What Else You Need to Know: Build bolder color with silky, shimmering shades. Designed to be used wet or dry, this formula has a subtle scent made with a blend of essential oils. It comes in a peel-off wrapper and a protective, portable, reusable flip-top tube, so there’s no unnecessary packaging, pan, or palette waste. Since these pigments are handmade, no two are alike.

tarteMini Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

ITEM: 2274017

Color: Seduce - rosy nude

83 Reviews


Really great shade- blends easily and goes on as a subtle shine....It could be too much if you’re very fair and are looking for something subtle.

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.

SEPHORA COLLECTIONGolden Hour Liquid Highlighter

Size: 0.5 oz/ 15 mL·ITEM: 2019552

Color: 1 Sunlight

77 Reviews


This adds a really pretty, glowy, flush either as a highlight or a blush. As a highlight, it gives that just out of the sun look....Perfect highlight

What it is:
A lightweight liquid highlighter for a diffused light effect.

What it does:
Bring light to your complexion with the newest member of the Golden Hour franchise. Sephora Collection’s lightweight liquid highlighters add luminosity to skin, while multi-layered micro pearls create a beautiful, glowing finish. The silky cream texture blends effortlessly onto skin and looks gorgeous alone, yet layers beautifully with other makeup. Create your own blog-worthy diffused light effect.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens

HourglassMini Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Size: 0.04 oz/ 1.3 g·ITEM: 1963628

Color: Diffused Bronze Light - a cool bronze shade fused with Diffused Light to mimic a ray of warm sunlight. (Ideal for light/medium complexions)

236 Reviews


diffused bronze light- very natural pretty color. Highlight is on the more natural side as well. It looks good over foundation or just over moisturized skin for a subtle bronze radiance. ...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.

ROSE INCSolar Infusion Moisturizing Cream Bronzer

Size: 0.52 oz / 15 g·ITEM: 2529519

Color: Kauai - medium

191 Reviews


The formula is beautifully buildable (I use the Saie big buffing brush for application) so the colour can be a super subtle wash of tan, or deepened to create a subtle contour. ...I love how easy the color blend with my skin and I only need just a little to get the results that I want without it being overpowering with my highlights.

What it is: A smoothing cream bronzer that instantly warms the complexion with a soft-focus, sun-kissed glow while reviving skin radiance.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Tourmaline and Quartz: Illuminate without shimmer.
- Rose Oil: Revitalizes dull skin for increased radiance.
- Squalane: Pure, sustainable, plant-derived moisturizer for weightless hydration.

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

What Else You Need to Know: For a no-makeup look with sunkissed cheeks or a bronzed soft-glam makeup look, this mistake-proof cream-to-powder formula blurs pores and texture while vitamins C and E provide powerful antioxidant protection.

ROSE INCSoftlight Clean Dewy Hydrating Concealer

Size: 0.36 oz/ 10.8 mL·ITEM: 2488187

Color: LX 090 - Medium skin tone, warm olive undertone

510 Reviews


I used it under my eyes as well as for a subtle highlight. It has a natural looking coverage and is long lasting. ...I am already thinking of picking up a lighter shade to highlight my under eye because it’s the perfect concealer for subtle day and NIGHT glam looks!!

What it is: A buildable, non-comedogenic concealer that visibly brightens, blurs, and contours while nourishing skin with hydrating squalane and protective vitamin E.




Highlighted Ingredients:
- Squalane: A pure, sustainable, plant-derived moisturizer for weightless hydration.
- Vitamin E: A powerful antioxidant that nourishes and protects skin.
- Fig Buttercup Extract: Calms skin and reduces the look of redness.

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

What Else You Need to Know: This long-wearing liquid formula minimizes the look of fine lines, redness, and discoloration.

Benefit CosmeticsBoi-ing Cakeless Full Coverage Waterproof Liquid Concealer

Size: 0.17 oz/ 5.0 mL·ITEM: 2519676

Color: Shade 6.4 Happy Feels - medium olive

6.7K Reviews


I used it mostly to highlight my face and brighting my "no makeup, makeup look". ...The lightest shade is a touch too pink for me, but nice for contouring and subtle highlights and it has no fragrance and doesn't irritate my sensitive skin.

What it is: This multipurpose, full-coverage liquid concealer hides it all, from dark under-eye circles to blemishes, and discoloration.

Coverage: Full



What Else You Need to Know: This full-coverage concealer feels lightweight and doesn‘t cake, crack, or settle into fine lines. The formula includes algae-derived ingredients known for smoothing the look of skin and specially coated pigments that leave a natural finish that doesn‘t flake or crease.

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