You don’t have to commit to intense contours and strobing, but it’s safe to admit that the perfect look in the peak of summer is a gentle, luminous glow dancing on your cheekbones. The ideal highlight catches and reflects sunlight and, if done right, it glorifies your natural features without overpowering them. That being said, applying thick layers of highlighter without anticipating the day’s heat is the easiest way to sweat off your lustre while agitating your skin–when it comes to the hottest months of the year, it’s always a good idea to switch to lightweight makeup that lets the skin breathe. The perfect summer glow is a lot more about pressed powders and sheer liquids that thick creams or multi-tasking moisturizers; just run our top picks along your cheekbones ever so lightly, and get ready to gleam like you’re keeping the world’s biggest secret.
It’s time to jump on the bandwagon–everyone is always on about Anastasia Beverly Hills because the brand is popularly touted as the secret behind the Kardashian gleam. Its contour kit is a cult favourite, but its Glow Kit ($52) is a runaway success too, with four different high-intensity yet light-in-density powders that are not only blendable but also incredibly versatile. Metallic and easily built up for evening looks, this product is best applied with slow sweeps of a fan brush for maximum drama.