We all know how expensive makeup can be, but there are a few good affordable highlighters out there. These five best-selling highlighters are guaranteed to make your skin look flawless and luminous.
The best part? All of these highlighters retail for under $20. So, if you’re on a budget or just looking for a cheaper alternative to your current one, then
Miss Claire Shimmer Brick
In a world of pink shimmer, this one is definitely my favorite. The finish is a soft glow that has a hint of metallic shimmer throughout. Plus, this shimmer is actually on the thicker side and doesn’t feel cakey. However, I did notice that this highlighter is a bit thicker than other shimmer powders, but it doesn’t make the product overly compact. Overall, this highlighter is great to apply on the forehead and tip of the nose, as well as underneath your eyes for an intense glow.
Shop Now: $18
Milani Flawless Finish Blush
In my opinion, this highlighter is the best overall. It’s pigmented, swipes easily across the cheeks and is buildable. Plus, it has a great, natural sheen.
Nicka K Duo Highlighter
Starting off our list with a brand that offers two options, Nicka has been a top seller for years, and they are in our top five best-sellers. Priced at $12.99 and $16.99, these two highlighters come in a vibrant range of shades. The gel formula glides on easily, and provides a soft-focus finish that can be easily applied to the face, eyes, and cheeks.
Nars Royal Glow
Nars, the pioneer of the modern nude makeup look, makes some of the best makeup in the world. Their Royal Glow Glow sticks are their best-selling highlighter in their glow palette, and with good reason. This double-ended stick features a shimmery one on one end, and a more natural on the other. With this in mind, this product is an absolute must for anyone who loves the natural look.
Wet n Wild MegaGlo Makeup Stick Highlighter
The original and best! With 4.5 stars out of 2,220 user reviews, this dewy formula is going to be your new favorite highlighter.
This primer base formula glides on seamlessly with a smooth, shiny finish. It illuminates skin for an allover glow, but you can also add more shimmer with a blush brush or fingers.
The only negative thing is that this powder might crumble or sink into your skin if you’re not careful about covering your nose and lips.
It also comes in six shimmer and one matte shades, so if you’re not sure which one to go for, pick up the variety pack and use them all to check out the best way to highlight your face.
Shop It: $7.99
Makeup Revolution London Strobe Highlighter
Makeup Revolution London Strobe Highlighter is super-pigmented, buildable, and glittery. It can be used on the face, eyes, or lips. The highlighter can be applied with your fingers or with a brush.
The rich, gold shade from the tube is great for gold toned skin. If you want more coverage or just to make your skin look bright and lively, simply tap the highlighter on your cheekbones or Cupid’s bow.
This highlighter will even out skin tone and brighten up dull, tired looking skin. The product in the shade London is so shiny that it’s even called “Glittery London.”
At $15.99, this highlighter is definitely on the cheaper end of the spectrum. If you’re looking for a less shimmery, gold version of the same, then check out the original matte Strobe Highlighter which also retails for $15.99.
SUGAR Contour De Force Mini Highlighter
Another affordable option, Sugar’s contour highlighter is super pigmented and highly pigmented. The formula is completely smooth and glides on the skin. I would definitely recommend testing this out on the back of your hand to see what color it turns, but you can also apply it all over your face with your fingers.
What I love about the shape of the powder, as well as the color, is how it’s compact and easy to pack into a compact so that you don’t end up with too much product on your face.
The packaging also doesn’t break the bank as it comes in at under $10. If you want a great contour highlighter for less than $20, I suggest giving Sugar’s highlighter a try.
Whether you want to turn heads or simply leave everyone speechless, these highlighters are a must-have for every makeup junkie.
Shop Our Favorite high price Highlighters Below-
1. L.A. Color Cosmetics Beautiful Illuminator ($12.95;)
2. Huda Beauty Haloscope Highlighter in Sparkle Junkie ($18;)
3. Dior Super Shock Starlucifer Highlighter in Glitter & Glow ($49.00;)