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Size 0.35 oz/ 10 g · ITEM 1483502
COLOR: Dim Light [ 6 more colors ]
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$48.00

A subtle highlight that just add such a gorgeous glow to the face....I fist heard about this product from you youtuber zoella and since I trust her opinion so very much I splurged and bought this and honestly after I use a tinted moisturizer and I set with another powder my face looks flat BUT when I use this over it it makes 100% of a difference my skin looks natural and radiant but NOT sparkley at all I honestly couldn't do my makeup everyday without this in my life I left the link down to her video
What it is:
A collection of six universally-flattering finishing powders that recreate the most flattering light.

What it does:
Create the perfect illumination for your face with Hourglass Ambient® Lighting Powder. Infused with the innovative Photoluminescent Technology, each finishing powder captures, diffuses, and softens the look of the skin. The micron-size, color-correcting particles refract light and create transparent coverage, filtering out harsh light and refining the appearance of the skin.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens

What else you need to know:
“I learned early on how different types of light can truly flatter the complexion. Growing up, my mother had pink light bulbs in all of the lamps throughout the house. She loved pink light because it was the softest and most flattering, and she always wanted to look good. I used this concept of lighting in Ambient Lighting Powder.”—Carisa Janes, Hourglass Founder

Ambient® Lighting Powder comes in six shades:
Ethereal Light: An opalescent sheer, cool white powder that mimics a moonlit glow, even in broad daylight.
Diffused Light: A soft, warm, pale yellow powder that conceals redness and gives skin clarity like a soft ray of morning light.
Dim Light: A neutral peach beige powder that blurs imperfections and highlights a radiant complexion with the perfect balance of warm and cool tones.
Mood Light: A soft, sheer lavender pink powder that mimics the softest, most forgiving light and brightens the complexion.
Luminous Light: A champagne pearl powder that creates a soft, incandescent candlelit glow—day or night.
Radiant Light: A sun-kissed golden beige that enhances the overall complexion with believable, subtle warmth, and also extends a summer glow.

What else you need to know:
Hourglass products are 100 percent cruelty-free.
Size 0.25 oz/ 7 g · ITEM 1538099
COLOR: Moonstone [ 9 more colors ]
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$38.00

perfect for that subtle highlight....This highlighter is amazing it has great pigment and stays on for a long time, it's a great amount for the price, even the mini size... but I have the bigger one and it shattered about a month after getting it... I have to deal with it being shattered until I can afford a palette so, if you are very careful then you will be fine but for me it broke and I have to apply my highlight differently now
What it is: An award-winning highlighter with an ultra-creamy formula that melts into skin for a natural, luminous glow.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Radiant

Formulation: Pressed Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Ultra-Fine Multidimensional Pearls: Reflects and refracts light from every angle for a buildable, luminous glow.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, coal tar, triclosan, and triclocarban. This product is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Unlike traditional pressed powder highlighters, this unique formula blends luminous pearl pigments with liquid for an ultra-buttery texture. The creamy formula builds and blends seamlessly without ever looking glittery. Pure light is reflected from every angle for the most natural, luminous glow.
ITEM 1606086
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$64.00

It's the most subtle highlight I have and my favorite highlight that I own....now, I know this isn't a straight up contouring kit, I asked many associates how to use this, and when they applied it on me in stores, I admit I saw no difference (i'm an NC20 at MAC, so fairly light skinned) but I got it anyways because I figured all the positive reviews had to stem from something
What it is:
A palette featuring three shades of Ambient Lighting Powder, the high-tech, soft-focus finishing powder that recreates the most exquisitely flattering types of light.

What it does:
Ambient Lighting Powder is a groundbreaking collection of finishing powders that capture, diffuse, and soften the way light reflects on skin. Unlike traditional powders, which merely cloak imperfections, Ambient Lighting Powder utilizes photoluminescent technology to filter out harsh light and refine the appearance of the complexion. The powders deliver a multidimensional luminescence to every skin tone, making it appear softer and lit from within. The finishing powders enhance skin in any type of light, including flash photography. With three universal shades available in the Ambient palette, you can create any desired effect.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens

What else you need to know:
This palette includes Incandescent Light, a shade exclusive to this palette, and two existing shades, Dim Light and Radiant Light. This product is free of talc, gluten, fragrance, and nano particles.

"I learned early on how different types of light can truly flatter the complexion. Growing up, my mother had pink light bulbs in all of the lamps throughout the house. She loved pink light because it was the softest and most flattering, and she always wanted to look good. I used this concept of lighting in Ambient Lighting Powder"—Carisa Janes, Hourglass Founder

Hourglass products are 100 percent cruelty-free.
Size 0.33 oz/ 10 mL · ITEM 1357250
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$30.00

Great for a subtle highlight!...I love the idea of a champagne highlight and while it went on great on my nose, collar bone I found it really hard to blend on my cheeks, once I blended it I found that the product didn't show up very well on my skin(light-medium with a yellow undertone)
What it is:
A champagne cream-to-powder highlighter.

What it does:
Benefit’s bestselling highlighter turns up the wattage with a delicate, champagne glow and soft-focus effect. Its smooth application and luminous sheen switches on the "wow" factor for any complexion. Apply it to cheeks and browbones, then then sculpt the complexion with the soft-glow blender to achieve the perfect gleam.

Beauty tip:
Watt's up! is a celebrity makeup artist favorite for strobing.
Size 4 x 0.26 oz/ 7.37 g · ITEM 1790633
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$40.00

For me personally, I like a subtle highlight and not too dramatic (because I do have oily skin) and these are perfect for it....I got this as a gift from my mom for doing some chores and I love it I used it every day even when I don't wear any other makeup it's perfect and the darkest shade bronzed is too dark for me to use as a highlight for every day makeup but I do add makeup and it's perfect for a bronzer or a golden glow
What it is:
A glow kit with four metallic powder highlighters for intense luminosity.

What it does:
Bring instant luminosity to the complexion with these four metallic powder highlighters. Just layer the highly blendable shades together or wear them separately on the eyes and body for a radiant look.

This palette contains:
- 4 x 0.26 oz/ 7.4 g Metallic powder highlighters in Bronzed (amber with a penny metal finish), Tourmaline (warm taupe with a rose gold finish), Moonstone (radiant quartz with a pearl finish), Summer (luminous sand with a white gold finish)

What else you need to know:
Choose the kit that enhances your skin tone (sold separately).

"It's hard to stick with one shade! I usually apply two or more!"—Claudia Soare, President
Size 0.21 oz/ 6 g · ITEM 1674720
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$26.00

Lasts a long time...I love this stick...It's definitely a more subtle highlight- this isn't a Skin Frost or Fenty moment, but a more natural every day highlighter....Picked this up on a whim because I had finished my tube of Watts Up highlighter and I love Clinique products so I wanted to try it out
What it is:
An oil-free cream highlighting stick.

What it does:
Accentuate your best features with this highlighting stick, formulated with light-reflecting optics to illuminate the face. Long-wearing and oil-free, it’s ideal for wearing over bare skin or foundation, and to spotlight the top of cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, and other areas.


What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
BeautyTip:
For easy removal of makeup, use Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm, and then follow with Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+ for smoother, healthier-looking skin.
Size 0.1 oz/ 2.5 mL · ITEM 1120773
COLOR: 1 Luminous Radiance [ 13 more colors ]
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$38.00

It is not a concealer per se but by a magical process akin to "smoke and mirrors" it draws attention to areas you add a touch of light to and in doing so averts the eyes from areas you choose not to draw attention to....Make your nose appears longer, thinner, highlight under your eyes, not concealing but using light and pigment to cause that area to lighten up...This is a great liminizer it gives such a beautiful look to teh skin Note: this is not a concealer or corrector should nto be used for acne or scars and such this is a luminizer or highlighter using it on scars or acne will onmly high light the are that you dont want to highlight
What it is: A cult-favorite, sheer- and shimmer-free, brightening concealer pen used to create an all-over, natural highlight.

Coverage: Light

Finish: Radiant

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Antioxidant Vitamin E and Ruscus Extract: Visibly reduces signs of fatigue.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates and plumps the look of skin.
- Moroccan Calendula Extract: Soothes and protects skin.

What Else You Need to Know: This liquid concealer brightens darkness and dullness with light-reflecting technology that produces a natural, glowy skin look while smoothing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Formulated without shimmer, this sheer highlighting pen can be used all over the face and as an under-eye brightener.