When it comes to bone structure, nothing is more eye-catching than a diamond-esque glow as demonstrated by some of Hollywood's most gorgeous faces. And while we'll never possess J.Lo's impossibly dewy skin or cheekbones a la Chrissy Teigen (which, we have a hunch, would make even da Vinci's cherubs cry out in envy), the makeup gods did bless us with a little thing called highlighter -- to which we're hopelessly devoted.
With even the subtlest of swipes, favorite formulas accentuate our less-than-defined features: not-so-plump lip lines effortlessly morph into come-hither pouts, while previously shy cheek and brow bones become Kylie Jenner photogenic.
With so many brands, formulas and finishes to choose from, it can be hard to narrow down which highlighters will make us look glow-y, not gooey. Luckily, sites like Amazon totally have our back in the beauty department, and our prime accounts have never shone with such potential. So, in the name of putting our best face forward, we asked Amazon which makeup highlighters have the most cultish of followings. Intrigued? Keep clicking for 10 products with track records that glitter.
If theBalm's paraben- and cruelty-free formula and endearingly witty packaging isn't enough to make you click "add to cart," their fantastic formulation and ingredients will. An under-the-radar favorite amongst beauty junkies and YouTubers alike, this light diffusing, triple-threat highlighter (the brand refers to it as a highlighter, shadow, and shimmer), features a sweet-like-honey hue that's as stunning as it is believable. A clear fan-favorite, it has just under 1,000 reviews while maintaining a pristine, 4.5 star rating.
Ed. Note: I first discovered this luminizing powder four years ago (thank you, YouTube), and every other product has fallen short since. At $22.65, it's an arm and a leg cheaper than some of the other cult-classic highlighters on the market, and I think it actually yields superior results -- I receive compliments and product queries on a daily basis. Thanks to three different color options, it's totally goof-proof.
Applauded for its natural finish and a "bouncy-to-the-touch " texture, Stila's beloved highlighter is a can't-miss favorite that looks just as demure on your décolletage as it does on your cupid's bow or cheek bones. Though the iconic "Kitten" is the most popular color on Amazon thanks to its just-right dose of nude-pink shimmer, "Bronze" -- a rich sun-kissed shade, and "Transcendence" -- an opalescent-pink, are just as swoon-worthy. Available for $32 (an investment that's well worth it), this one has a tendency to fly off the shelves.
Formulated with buzz-worthy, glow-getting ingredients like diamond powder, vitamin B6, rosehip seed oil, green coffee bean, and Julep's trademark Power Cell Complex and Malvaceae Lipid Extract, this Amazon best-seller is basically the Wonder Woman of highlighters. Specifically designed to enhance the look of your skin (and discourage the appearance of wrinkles, pores, and pesky discoloration), the ultimate effect is shimmering, yet subtle. Think: "your skin but better."
Aesthetically speaking, this long-wear highlighter will take your breath away -- both thanks to packaging and the powder's impossibly pearlescent finish. Not for the faint of heart (aka it translates better for dates than daytime), the ultra-pigmented color achieves a "lit-from-within" glow that still manages to feel light and airy on top of the skin. And, thanks to a plush, creamy consistency, it plays well with others -- layering gorgeously over foundation, blush, or bronzer.