5 Highlighters to Keep You Glowing at the Family Functions This Holiday Season

Lead Photo: Art by Alan López for Remezcla
Art by Alan López for Remezcla
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When the holidays roll around, many of us go all out on our lewks. It’s why Latinos have jokingly dubbed this time of year as “sala season.” Essentially, we all get dressed up to hang out in our (or our relatives’) living rooms. But since the season is just getting started, you may still need some help getting your looks in order. That’s why we’ve put together a list of highlighters to keep you glowing through the holidays.

Below, check out five Latinx-owned companies for all your holiday highlight needs.


Kaleidoscope Rainbow Highlighter by Chaos Makeup

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Texas-based Chaos Makeup is behind some of the coolest makeup looks on Instagram. Between its color-changing pigments and richly pigmented hues, Chaos makes us want to be bolder with our looks. Though the company sells many different kinds of highlighters (both pressed and loose), we can’t get enough of the Kaleidoscope Rainbow Highlighter, which gives you an iridescent glow.

$26, buy here.


Luz & Glow Highlighter Duo by Vive Cosmetics

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Vive Cosmetics has already made an impact with its lipsticks, which are long-lasting but also have fun names, such as Dímelo, Jangueo, and Chingona. The brand only recently branched out to highlighters, and introduced the Luz & Glow Highlighter Duo, one of which is named Diosa and the other is named Reina. Both options are velvety and rich. The Diosa option has a golden metallic finish. Reina is a lighter gold, but it has also has a metallic finish. Regardless of which option you choose, you’ll be looking fly.

$21, buy here.


Nova by Melt Cosmetics

Melt Cosmetics is a fave among the beauty crowd, and when you scroll through the brand’s Instagram page, it’s easy to see why. The company is all about bold looks and striking colors. Nova – a vivid bronze-y highlighter – is no exception.


On Your Face Countour + Color Trio by Reina Rebelde

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Since its inception, Reina Rebelde has celebrated the Latinx community’s duality. Though lipstick was a natural starting point for founder Regina Merson, the brand has expanded into other categories. And thankfully, that means we have the On Your Face Countour + Color Trio, which includes a pearl rose blush, a matte bronzer, and a pearl white highlighter.

$18, buy here.


Chroma Glow Shimmer + Highlight Palette by Sigma Beauty

Since 2009, molecular bacteriologist Simone Xavier and civil engineer Rene Xavier Filho have created high-quality makeup with the latest technology. Though the duo started off with a brush set, but has developed more products throughout the years. The Chroma Glow Shimmer + Highlight Palette includes six powder highlights that can make your face, body, and eyes glow.

$39, buy here.