Best Highlighters To Get A Summer Sheen – PLUS The Brand That Kim K Swears By

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by Robyn Blythe |
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We've rounded up the BEST highlighters

There's nothing quite like wearing a blinding highlighter on your cheekbones.

Honestly it's almost as if you've got your entire life together.

Whether you're heading out with the girls, date night or going for a "natural" dewy look a highlighter is a must have for your makeup look.

Reality stars, A-listers and pop stars are always making us envious with their incredible highlighter from Kim Kardashian, Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez.

So us - at Closer - decided to have a look for some of the best highlighters so we can recreate that red carpet glam.

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CLOSER Best Highlighters stacked

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CREDIT: Benefit

Dandelion Shy Beam, Benefit, 22.50, Benefit Cosmetics

This liquid highlighter will last you years! The smallest drop is needed to create a strong glow - apply on cheekbones an under brow arch then blend with fingers... Buy this product on Benefit Cosmetics Official Online Store on the button below.

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CREDIT: Iconic London

Strobing Stick, Iconic London, 35, Harvey Nichols.

Used by the queen of contour Kim Kardashian this strobing stick gives you a buildable sheen that will leave you glowing. Use on it's own as a highlight or with bronzer to create a contour. Buy this product on Harvey Nichols on the button below.

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Illuminating Strobe Cream, Barry M, 4.49, Boots.

A handy roll on that is easily blendable into the foundation, leaving a flawless finish. Get the golden glow you've been dreaming of for under a fiver! Buy this product on Boots on the button below.

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CREDIT: Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent Touche clat, Yves Saint Laurent, 25, Feel Unique.

This wonder product has been copied by many brands but the firm favourite is still the original. With a built in brush it's a handbag saviour for those days when you need a mid day pick-me-up under the eyes. Buy this product on Feel Unique on the button below.

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CREDIT: Rimmel London

Good to Glow, Rimmel London, 2.97, Amazon

A light highlighter that leaves the skin feeling fresh and looking healthier. If your looking for a more natural highlight this is the one for you. Buy this product on Amazon on the button below.

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Kim Kardashian's makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic has also spoken out and revealed a few alternative products you can use instead to create that glitzy look.

He told Vogue: "I love to use an emollient balm on areas of the face, like the cheekbones and brow bones. It gives a very expensive, healthy-looking glow that reflects beautifully without any powdery or shimmery texture on the skin.

"Recently I’ve been loving the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder Glow, which I sweep lightly across cheeks. It doesn’t leave a heavy-looking texture behind. Then I follow by patting a bit of lip balm right over it with my fingers. The reflection is heavenly."

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