How to Master Glowy Skin With One Product in Five Minutes Flat

You know that glowy makeup look that pretty much everyone is obsessed with these days? Yeah, that dewy, radiant, and healthy look? Well, if you've been wondering how to achieve it, I'm here to tell you that there's one product that will make your life so much easier. Enter highlighter.

It's a no-brainer that a highlighter would help you get that glow. It's designed to enhance your complexion, reflect light, and illuminate your skin. For best results, apply the product to spots where the light would normally touch, like the forehead, cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, inner eyes, Cupid's bow, and chin.


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There are different kinds of highlighters—powders, liquids, and creams. But my absolute favorite is a highlighter stick because it's just so easy to use. In fact, it can take me less than five minutes to apply for the perfect glowy look. After applying, I just blend it with a brush or my fingers, and I'm all set. It's seriously the best and great if you don't have much time to spend on perfecting your look or if you're lazy like me and prefer a no-fuss way to put on makeup.

Seriously, give it a try, and the compliments will come rolling in. Take a look at some of the best highlighter sticks below.


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Sarah is lifestyle writer and editor with over 10 years of experience covering health and wellness, interior design, food, beauty, and tech. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she attended New York University and lived in New York for 12 years before returning to L.A. in 2019.

In addition to her work on THE/THIRTY and Who What Wear, she held editor roles at Apartment Therapy, Real Simple, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, and The Bump (sister site of The Knot).

She has a passion for health and wellness, but she especially loves writing about mental health. Her self-care routine consists of five things: a good workout, “me” time on the regular, an intriguing book/podcast/playlist to unwind after a long day, naps, and decorating her home.