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What goes well with a gorgeous wedding dress? A radiant complexion of course! There are so many options to pick when it comes to your bridal beauty look – from soft and romantic to bold and dramatic. But one of the most universally flattering wedding looks is a fresh, healthy glow. For a summer wedding makeup look that’s all about looking sun-kissed and dewy – all you need is a highlighter! But with a weather like ours, it’s important for a bride to pick light-weight formulas to look grease-free.

There are a lot of options out there, but we’ve picked top five highlighters we love and ones that will get you that flattering sun-kissed glow for your big day!

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1. BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector

Achieve a covetable, healthy and dewy glow with the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector. Its liquid formula is easy to apply and blend while providing a non-greasy, natural-looking glow. Tip: Mix it with your foundation or primer to get an all-over dewy glow.

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2. Urban Decay’s Naked Skin The Illuminizer

Are you a big fan of the Naked eye palette? Then this is one product you would definitely want in your collection! This pressed powder is infused with synthetic white sapphire and gives a fabulous, multi-dimensional finish to your cheekbones, creating a sophisticated wedding glow. It’s perfect for hot and humid weather as the special pigments used in the formula helps it to stay put without running. What’s best? It’s a universal shade and works on any skin tone!

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3. Tom Ford Skin Illuminator

For an effortless translucent glow, go for the Tom Ford Skin Illuminator – an oil-free highlighter with a charming peach-pink shade. It is infused with micronized pearls that help diffuse light naturally while keeping your skin moisturised all day long. Tip: Blend it with your foundation for a balanced, radiant appearance.

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4. BECCA X Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

Can’t decide on one? No problem. The limited edition Becca X Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette has two options for highlighting, plus a bronzer and luminous blush as a bonus! The one-of-a-kind formula provides a creamy feel and a seamless finish. The result? A natural and effortless radiance that’s just perfect for a beach affair.

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5. NARS Illuminator

The NARS illuminator has our thumbs up! Swipe on this light-reflecting highlighter for a refreshing luminous glow on your big day. Its lightweight, non-greasy formula gives your complexion a shimmering incandescence without looking over-the-top. Wear it on or under your makeup to take your bridal look from simple to extraordinary!

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