In the summertime it’s all about the golden bronze glow. In the winter, however, it’s time for a more pearly gold glow that reflects the theme of the season. So get your ice goddess on with my favorite highlighters for the winter!

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light
By far my favorite highlighting powder. It’s got the most natural radiant glow I’ve ever seen in a powder product, and this particular shade is just cool enough to give off that wintery feeling. And the Ambient Lighting Powder is nice and subtle, so if you’re going for a more subdued glow, this one’s for you.

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MAC Divine Night Mineralize Skin Finish
If you’re going for the opposite of subdued, read on: MAC’s limited edition Divine Night collection includes everything you’ll need to glow, baby, glow! The Mineralize Skin Finish is a showstopper; the color “Centre of Attention” has both the shimmery peach and more intense gold to give off an almost reflective glow to your face.

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Urban Decay Naked Illuminated
I’m a huge fan of Urban Decay so I’m not surprised that the Naked Illuminated highlighter is one of my favorites this season. Again, this has the perfect blend of that pearl/golden combination to create the ideal highlight color. And the microfine shimmer is just enough to give you mega glow without sparkling. That’s really what you want out of a highlighter: You want to make sure you glow and not look like you have flecks of shimmer all over your face!

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Make Up For Ever Uplight Luminizer
If powder isn’t your thing, you’re in luck: Make Up For Ever makes possibly the most perfect luminizer gel ever! I have it in #12 (dewy golden warm) which is more on the gold side, but you can go with #22 which has a cooler, more pearly color to it. Whichever color you choose, it’s my number one pick for a liquid or gel luminizer.

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LORAC Perfectly Lit Oil-Free Luminizing Powder in Luminous
I would liken this product to the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder: They both have the microfine texture that makes it look like your skin is actually glowing, and not like you’ve got a glowing powder sitting on top of your skin. The LORAC Perfectly Lit luminizer, though, is a bit more intense as far as glow goes.