Top 3 Natural highlighters

When we think of that pretty pregnancy glow, we think of a flushed rosy cheek and a perfectly dewy shimmer across the cheekbones. But let’s face it, sometimes we feel more like a sticky, sweaty mess thanks to our red hot hormones. Add an attempt at insta-famous contouring and it can get downright streaky. There is a fine line between enhancing our natural glow and embarking on a veritable clown show or glittering like a disco ball. These fave natural highlighters of ours are not only non-toxic and safe to use during pregnancy, but also help you navigate that tight rope and light up the a good way.



What criteria did we use to select our top three pregnancy-safe picks? Learn about our process here. 


Kora Organics Crystal Luminizer in Rose Quartz

Why we love it:

You had us at rose quartz. We challenge you to find something more indulgent than using actual crushed crystals to freshen your face. Not only does it sound fantastical, Miranda Kerr’s go-to highlighter provides shimmer out of a storybook, while simultaneously hydrating your skin with rosehip and coconut oil. With a pleasantly pinkish tint, you’ll also get a bit of flushed glow…in case your hormones aren’t doing the trick. Dewy, glimmering skin is just a pot of crystals away!


Ilia Illuminator in Cosmic Dancer

Why we love it:

We spent our whole lives seeking that dewy glow, with a shimmer that doesn’t read as sparkle—it’s a fine line. We never thought to look at all-natural options until pregnancy. Come to find out, it has been here all along. ILIA’s Cosmic Dancer Illuminator gives the perfect amount of golden based sheen to where you shine as the light hits your face, but doesn’t have any actual pigment to it. For a little more pow, you can opt for the Polka Dots & Moonbeams variety (which is a more traditional highlighter, less golden tint) or Sway (which packs a deep bronze glow).


RMS Living Luminizer

Why we love it:

This best-selling ultra-sheer illuminator from RMS is so popular, some might call it a “cult classic” product, with a strong customer-base of beauty editors, makeup artists, and celebrities like Gisele Bündchen, Miranda Kerr and Karlie Kloss (yes, we’re name dropping!). Made with clean, all-natural ingredients including hydrating coconut oil, the highlighter is easy to apply with finger tips and melts into skin, leaving behind a non-shimmery satin-pearl finish and a youthful glow that’s flattering on all skin tones. We also love that the RMS Living Luminizer comes in a chic, compact container that you can throw into your clutch for quick touch ups out on the town.

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Remember, every pregnancy is different, and we are not medical professionals, so if you’re concerned about any product we mention, please talk to your doctor to make sure you’re 100% comfortable with what you’re using on your body. We did our best to sort out what we feel are the best pregnancy-friendly options out there by conducting extensive research, including: talking with our own doctors, scouring the internet, sifting through product reviews, and chatting with other moms-to-be. We hope our research helps you find products that make you feel great!