If there’s a perfect occasion to bust out the highlighter, it’s the holiday season. After all, the road to Christmas is the most shimmery, glittery, and sparkly time of the year! So whether you want a little twinkle-twinkle or straight-up shine as you head to the Yuletide fetes, we have something just for you. Below, a list of customer-picked illuminators, from subtle powders to metallic pigments. Have a look-see!

Pop Beauty Pow Wow Powder, P1,190 Joelea, 20, Fair Skin Tone: “These highlighters are awesomely pigmented! They’re very smooth, and they leave no trace of chunky glitter in them. I also love the color selection. I think they would complement a variety of skin tones. The pinker ones look beautiful as blush toppers too. Although 1k seems like a steep price for a makeup product, I think it’s well worth it. You get 4 big pans that would last a long time, so it’s a winner in my book!”

Pixi by Petra Glow-y Powder, P1,040
Paola, 20, Fair Skin Tone: “As an avid fan of highlighters, I would have to say that this product is actually pretty good. The powder is so, so smooth, it makes using it so easy and so satisfying. The one I have is Santorini Sunset and I’m in love with its champagne gold color, which is amazing for chinitas like me. It’s a super natural highlight that isn’t glittery at all, and it gives the most subtle glow.”

Sleek Makeup Highlighting Palette, P875
Erica, 22, Medium Skin Tone: “I got the Solstice Palette as a Christmas present last year, and I could say it’s my favorite present I got that time! I always use this palette for my makeup routine, and each color plays perfectly in it. I use the purple highlighter as my inner corner highlight and it’s BLINDING. As for my cheekbones, I always use the champagne color for a lovely glow, then the yellow one for highlighting my nose bridge. On days where I want to look dewy, I just dab the cream highlighter with my beauty blender for a very natural ~glow from within~ look. I can never see myself without this palette, and I recommend this as everyone’s starter highlighting palette!”

Imagic Illuminator Powder, P465 (limited offer)
Valerie, Fair Skin Tone: “I’ve always been eyeing Anastacia’s Illuminator. Its price and availability in the country made it a hindrance for me to buy so when I saw this, I was stoked. This is such a great find! Imagic’s Illuminator Powder has soft, pigmented highlighting particles. It made my face glow like there was a ring light facing my skin the whole day. I can’t stop raving about this!”

Detail Baked Highlighter, P275
Mariz, 27, Deep Skin Tone: “This baked highlighter is SUPER FAB! I have this in Caramel Glaze and it gives my skin that wonderful sun-kissed glow! It gives just the right shimmer that calls attention to the right places! It also blends really well and feels light on the skin! This shade is perfect for morenas with warm undertones. And to think that it just costs PHP 275! One of the best finds EVER!”

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