9 Celebrities Before and After Highlighter—What a Difference!

There's a reason why #highlightonfleek has almost a quarter-million tags on Instagram.

Highlighter is not only trendy, it also really changes your face and makes it pop. When applied correctly and in the right places, it can thin out your face, draw attention to your best features and basically make you look like a sun-kissed angel floating down from heaven (okay, okay, you get the idea).

Celebrities are obviously in on this secret and have been using highlighter for quite some time. So, we took it upon ourselves to find a few of our fave stars before and after use of the groundbreaking beauty product—take a look!

Kendall Jenner Highlight

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Kylie Jenner

Before:

Before Kylie was a makeup mogul, she was just a regular ol' teen… who also happened to be super famous. Her makeup was minimal and natural, and she definitely didn't have any highlight going on here.

 

After:

Kylie's highlight is intense but subtle, aka you can't see glitter chunks or scaliness. She has it in all the right places: down her nose, cheekbones, and inner corners of her eyes. Just look how much more her cheeks and nose pop!

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Selena Gomez

Before:

Selena Gomez is a babe, and a total natural beauty with or without highlighter.

@paolakudacki 📸 for @pantene today

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when your lyrics are on the bottle 😛 #ad

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74 🙏🏽❤️

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After:

However, Selena's round face shape really lends itself well to a good highlight, because it helps add definition around her cheeks and nose, and even elongates her jawline!

Make up and photography by @byjakebailey

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Another cover with @flaremag 😩💚 -so crazy. I'm so lucky. Actually never mind I'm blessed.

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Bella Thorne

Before:

We know and love Bella Thorne for being over-the-top. In fact, it's rare to see her with a completely bare face and demure attire.

Hehehe meet this little dork.. Paige Townsen April 18th on free form ❤️💙@famousinlovetv

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Missing these red vibes ❤️😍 #friyay #redhead #TGIT

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After:

Fact: Fair-skinned girls can rock highlighter, too! If you have very light skin, reach for pearl highlighters that have a dewy finish a la Bella!

Happy gal:) it's almost the weekend!!! #hellyeah ✨💥⚡️ #thursdaythoughts

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Happy #nationalcatday 🐱 kitty kitty meow

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Gigi Hadid

Before:

We love that Gigi can really pull off any look. She's known for her bare face, and tends to leave the house without highlight often.

✄ ✄ ✄ happy April foolz fwends 😉 😛

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After:

But, when she does reach for the shine, her highlight is most definitely on point. No wonder this girl is a supermodel!

throwback coffee break @patrickta @jennifer_yepez 🌻

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Hailey Baldwin

Before:

Without highlighter, Hailey is just your average, pretty blonde next door.

cozy 💆🏼‍♂️

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Zoro and murder bride 💍

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After:

But with highlight, this girl is flames! Just look at those cheeks and the way it lights up her toasty tan skin.

and onwards 💫💫✈️✈️

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Last night @EtihadAirways #RunwayToRunway #NYFW

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@allure shot by @emmasummerton makeup by mother @patmcgrathreal 💫💫

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Kendall Jenner

Before:

Like most of the girls on this list, Kendall can pull off any look thrown her way—even if that means dressing up like a super conservative 50-year-old woman on the cover of Harpers Bazaar (without highlighter, of course).

Harper's Bazaar 150th anniversary issue. @harpersbazaarus stay tuned…

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selfies with fans 💚

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After:

But… just like the rest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Kendall loves herself a highlight, for obvious reasons.

honored to be a judge for the LVMH young designers!

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vintage Paris Hilton vibes

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Dove Cameron

Before:

Dove Cameron is quite literally a living doll. Those eyes and lips don't even need highlight…

fresh fresh fresh for springspringspring 💐☀️🌿

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tune in to @fallontonight to see me get a lil competitive 🐥

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After:

Okay we take that back, everyone needs a little highlight, even the inimitable Dove.

 

without elegance of the heart, there is no elegance – yves saint laurent

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Olivia Culpo

Before:

Okay, Olivia Culpo is nothing short of perfection. Even without highlighter, this girl is fire.

Don't forget ya fruit and vegetables kids 🍏🍎🍐🍊🍋🍌🍉🍇🍓🍈🍒🍑🍍🍅

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After:

But, even the prettiest of princesses can benefit from a dose of highlighter. Her skin looks flawless, healthy and shimmery.

This hair piece and dress 😍… @jenniferbehr + @chloe. Photo by @kellytaub

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Love this cat eye 😺 @makeupbyliz

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Woke up in NYC!!! @hgunyc

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Ingrid Nilsen

Before:

There's no doubt that Ingrid Nilsen, YouTube extraordinaire, is the most natural gal on our list. In fact, it was easier to find photos of her without highlight than with it.

Still like Shake Shack the best though 😏

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Queer af and full of love ❤️💋

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After:

But even though we're into the au naturel look on Ingrid, she sure looks amaze with a little dew on those cheeks!

 

 

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