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10 Best Drugstore Highlighters

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10 Best Drugstore Highlighters February 6, 2019

Do you wonder how some women always look so put together? If their makeup is on point, it means they have nailed their highlighting game.

That’s right, your overall makeup look is only as good as your highlighter palette. In today’s world of eccentric makeup looks, the “no-makeup” makeup look still tops the charts and is the most sought-after. But does that mean you need to sell an arm or a leg trying to get hold of that perfect highlighter palette? NO! Here’s proof. We have rounded up the best drugstore highlighters that work like magic. Check them out!

10 Best Drugstore Highlighters

  1. Revlon PhotoReady Insta Fix Highlighter Stick
  2. Essence Pure Nude Highlighter
  3. Physicians Formula Powder Palette Mineral Glow
  4. Maybelline New York Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter
  5. Maybelline Master Strobing Stick
  6. Wet N Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Palette
  7. NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator
  8. E.L.F Baked Highlighter In Moonlight Pearls
  9. Colourpop Super Shock Cheek Highlighter
  10. Flower Beauty Glisten Up Highlighter Chubby

10 Best Drugstore Highlighters

1. Revlon PhotoReady Insta Fix Highlighter Stick

Review

A highlighter needs to sculpt your face while highlighting your features – this one does just that for you. This is the perfect-sized stick for applying the highlighter right on your cheeks and slimmer zones like your nose, brow bones, and Cupid’s bow.

Pros
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to apply
  • Slims down your face
Cons
  • Can be a little clumpy
Rating

4.9/5

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2. Essence Pure Nude Highlighter

Review

If you are looking for subtle highlighting without being loud, Essence Pure Nude might be the highlighter for you. This one takes the cake for being the least expensive and highly effective. All you need is a little swipe of this sheer nourishing powder for that Insta-worthy glow.

Pros
  • Contains nourishing ingredients like jojoba and sunflower oils
  • Natural finish
  • Highly pigmented
Cons
  • Can cause breakouts
Rating

4.9/5

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3. Physicians Formula Powder Palette Mineral Glow

Review

This is a formula that not only delivers a radiant finish but also acts like a gentle conditioner that smooths out any blemishes. It illuminates and evenly tones your skin.

Pros
  • Gently conditions your face
  • Blurs out blemishes
  • Free of parabens and fragrance
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-comedogenic
Cons
  • Feels a little cakey
Rating

4.8/5

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4. Maybelline New York Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter

Review

If you prefer highlighters that naturally elevate and highlight your face, this strobing liquid will do the job for you. Its pigmentation is perfect and will give you good coverage. It also goes well with moisturizers, leaving you with radiant skin.

Pros
  • Good coverage
  • Stays all day long
  • Natural highlighting effect
Cons
  • More like a tint
Rating

4.8/5

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5. Maybelline Master Strobing Stick

Review

Looking to add dimension and subtle detailing to your face? The Maybelline Master Strobing Stick is perfect for everyday use. It gives you a gentle but luminous glow, making it great for that “no-makeup” makeup look. All you need is a few swipes and gently blending it away to get a radiant finish.

Pros
  • Creamy texture with microfine pearls
  • Gives the targeted skin a healthy boost
  • Well-balanced highlight effect
Cons
  • Can cause irritation to sensitive skin
  • Might cause breakouts
Rating

4.8/5

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6. Wet ‘N Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Palette

Review

The MegaGlo Highlighting Palette brings you everything the MegaGlo singles give out but with a more vibrant palette. It is infused with shimmery pearl-pigmented blocks that highlight your face and leave you with a glistening glow. You can apply it to your cheekbones, brow bones, and Cupid’s bow to create a luminous look.

Pros
  • Leaves you looking bright and vibrant
  • Vegan
Cons
  • Dusty
  • texture
Rating

4.7/5

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7. NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator

Review

Everyone’s turning towards liquid illuminators for everyday use. For those who prefer a more mellow makeup look, this liquid highlighter gives a more natural glow. It enriches your face and gives you a sheer, healthy, goddess-like glow. You can use it all over your face and body.

Pros
  • Comes in four shades to match various skin tones
  • Blends easily
  • Very smooth on the skin
Cons
  • Poor coverage

Rating

4.7/5

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8. E.L.F Baked Highlighter In Moonlight Pearls

Review

This illuminating highlighter powder by E.L.F is finely milled and spreads well on your face, so there’s no scope for chunks of glitter to cake up on your face. It is infused with nourishing ingredients that hydrate and fortify your skin without making it look patchy at the end of the day. You can use this highlighter as an eyeshadow as well.

Pros
  • Vegan
  • Infused with jojoba, sunflower, and vitamin E oils
  • Can be applied wet and dry
Cons
  • Does not give full coverage
Rating

4.6/5

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9. Colourpop Super Shock Cheek Highlighter

Review

The Super Shock Highlighter from Colourpop is a long-wearing crème powder cheek formula. Its unique texture is both buildable and blendable, leaving your cheeks looking luscious and healthy. It is buttery soft and easy to work with.

Pros
  • Vegan
  • Great texture
  • Blends easily
Cons
  • A little too dewy
Rating

4.6/5

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10. Flower Beauty Glisten Up Highlighter Chubby

Review

Flower Beauty Glisten Up Highlighter Chubby is an illuminating highlighter that gives a sheer finish to your face while brightening it up. This jumbo crayon can be used to accentuate your cheekbones, brow bones, forehead, nose, and collarbone.

Pros
  • Creamy texture
  • Blends easily
  • Sheer, satin-like texture
  • Long-lasting
Cons
  • Has a subtle sparkle many may not prefer
Rating

4.6/5

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The highlighting world seems to be getting innovative and changing by the minute. That makes it overwhelming to decide on one product. But remember this – you just need to understand your skin type, its undertone, your preferences, and your budget before buying a highlighter. Did we miss any drugstore highlighter that you love? Let us know by leaving a message in the comment section below.