Around this time of year, I typically find myself in desperate need of change. Spring is just around the corner, and yet those beachy waves and that sun-kissed glow feel so very far away. When it’s too soon for bronzer, a highlighter is my weapon of choice against seasonal depression.

The Multiple highlighter stick by NARS is easy to use and comes in the most gorgeous, pearly shade called Copacabana. A light-handed swipe across the cheekbone gives just the right glowy sheen—it’s almost as if my vitamin D levels were sufficient.

$39, Sephora, 520 N. Michigan Ave., 312-494-9598; or