If you have any type of social media account, you've probably noticed that highlighting (or the newly-coined term strobing) has been generating a lot of buzz lately — and for good reason. Illuminating products can help you fake that coveted dewy glow, while also enhancing your features. Some makeup artists even think the light-attracting products will eclipse bronzers. "It's perhaps even more subtle of a way to emphasize the planes or contours of the face than traditional shading," says makeup artist Troy Surratt.
But before you get cracking into all that luminous goodness, you have to figure out the kind of highlighter that best suits you. Cream? Liquid? Powder? The options are about as extensive as a menu at The Cheesecake Factory. No need to panic. Ahead, we break down six different types of glow-givers and exactly how to use 'em — so you can get your shine on, ASAP.