I find it pretty comforting to know that dewy, glowing, and youthful skin is just a swipe away on any given day. Yes, skincare helps, but I’m talking about my makeup item of choice (always), a good highlighter. If I were stranded on a desert island and could only have three makeup products, well, it would definitely be one of them. Because, at least if I’m stranded on an island somewhere, I’ll appear like I’m just casually vacationing and working on my summer glow (spoken like a true beauty editor—I know).
My only slight gripe with a lot of highlighters these days is that they aren’t always flattering on all skin tones. Especially as a woman of color, I’ve found some of them just don’t even show up on my skin at all. That’s why I’ve made it my mission to find the most universally flattering highlighter palettes out there. And, of course, I’ve enlisted the help of two top celebrity makeup artists, Tobi Henney and Monika Blunder, to provide us with their recs. Keep scrolling for the best highlighter palettes that look good on literally everyone.