A walk under the moonlight, a candlelit dinner for two, the flickering flame of a cozy fire—there’s no better time than now to harness the flattering powers of light. Strobing, which is really an in-vogue term for highlighting, uses light-capturing products to enhance the high points of the face for a dewy, ethereal finish. A halo over the cupid’s bow draws attention to the lips; cheek and brow bones are lifted, and the inner corners of the eyes are brightened. The result is beautiful and practically angelic. Our model is wearing High Beam by Benefit Cosmetics ($34), and we’ve got a few more favourites to share. Find the highlighter you love most, and get ready to glow.


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For high-calibre sheen, try the classic High Beam by Benefit Cosmetics ($34). For an anti-aging boost, we’re in love with Chantecaille’s Liquid Lumière in Luster ($48), which has the collagen- and elastin-boosting benefits of a good wrinkle cream.


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To accentuate the cupid’s bow, the inner corners of the eyes, and brow-bones with precision, try Burberry’s new Fresh Glow Highlighting Pen in Nude Radiance ($39). Its thin, twist-up applicator pen is easy to work with, and it blends like a dream. NARS The Multiple in Copacabana ($39) is perfect for travel, and its stick form means no applicator is needed. It’s also one of the most versatile highlighters, due to its super neutral shade—lots of shine, little colour.


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If you prefer a powder to a creamy formula, try Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder ($54), in this gorgeous bronzed shade. It’s still light enough to highlight, but offers a healthy sun-kissed tint, and for shine over shimmer (and for those who appreciate natural, organic products), try RMS Beauty Living Luminizer ($42).

Feature image photography by Colin Gaudet, makeup by Anna Nenoiu (P1M), hair by Manu Beltran.