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The 50 Best Drugstore Highlighters Rated on MIRA BEAUTY

The rankings for these drugstore highlighters are updated weekly. Shop with confidence & get the best price guaranteed.
Butter Highlighter by Physicians Formula

"Hands down one of the best drugstore highlighters! Physicians Formula’s Butter Highlighter is CREAMY to the touch, but blends out to a powder on the skin. It is intensely reflective, smooth, & blends out to perfection! An added bonus to this product is that is smells like coconuts & will remind you of summertime on a tropical beach! This highlighter is infused with nutrients, vitamins,!& oils, such as Murumuru Butter, that works” together to nourish & moisturize the skin! The wear time of this highlighter is several hours, but it’s so amazing you’ll want to just keep using it & seeing its effect over over and over again! After using the butter highlighter, you will notice blendable coverage, soft pigments, smoothed and silky skin texture & brightened skin that will make you GLOW! I can’t speak highly enough of this product and recommend it the most! So, it’s time to GLOW UP and head to your nearest drug store to purchase this TRUE GEM!" - walgreens user

FaceStudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter by Maybelline

What's happening now? The chrome effect. Now, skin heats up with a warm metallic sheen. This maybelline facestudio master chrome metallic highlighter is infused with metallic pigments that create a reflective finish.

MegaGlo Highlighting Powder by Wet n Wild Beauty

Shimmer and shine in all the right places with the same formula as wet n wild's must-have megaglo highlighting powder. Its ultra-pearly finish and easy-to-blend formula make it a fan favorite!

Pure Nude Highlighter by essence

Natural highlights! This essence pure nude highlighter adds natural luminescence to cheeks, temples, and brow bone for a gorgeous glow. The baked formula applies smoothly while the light texture blends easily for a natural finish.

Highlighter by Morphe

Morphe's Highlighters truly live up to their name. These daringly creamy, zero-gravity highlighters create explosive, prismatic effects so you can glow all out.

Super Shock Cheek Highlighter by Colourpop

"This highlighter. Of all the products in my makeup bag, this is in my Top 5 Never Wanna Be Without list. Where do I begin? There has never been, and may never be, a better highlight for me. If you haven't felt this product yet, go drive to your nearest Ulta and swatch them. They feel like butter on the skin, so stupidly soft and wonderful. I would rub this compact all over my face, it's so soft. And the pigment! You can barely touch the stuff and your finger comes away ~glowing~. What I especially love about the shade I got, Lunch Money, is how seamlessly it blends into my skin. Some days you want a standout glitteratzy highlight moment (don't we all), but some days you just want a lit-from-within goddess glow. Lunch Money delivers on the latter without fail - and they have shades for those standout moments too! I had been getting a little tired of my powder, almost glittery highlighters I had on deck and this highlighter has frankly swept them out of the water. I'm ruined for any other cream highlight. Colourpop is it!" - ulta user

Desert Oasis 19 Color Shadow Highlighter Palette by BH Cosmetics

Bask in the splendor of exotic beauty with the Desert Oasis -19 Color Shadow and Highlighter Palette by BH Cosmetics. This essential mix of velvety-rich pigments in buttery matte and shimmer finishes, plus five luminous highlighters, lets you create endless looks for day and night.

True Match Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer by L'Oreal

"I absolutely love this product! I initially fell in love with the Becca Shimmering Perfector in Topaz because I wanted something to wear on days I don't wear makeup that'll give me a glow and smooth out my imperfections a bit. But I really didn't want to fork out $40 on something that made such a tiny difference. I've been stalking my Ulta ever since I heard about the L'Oréal Glotion and finally got my hands on it!! I got it in the color Deep. This product has done everything that I've wanted it to. It blurs my imperfections (uneven skin tone/acne scars) to the point where my skin looks like it has a bb cream or skin tint to it. It dries down quickly and matte, which is great for my oily chin. Most foundations and creams have to constantly be touched up with powder because of this but this product doesn't. This has been my everyday "foundation" that I pair with a bit of concealer under my eyes and I'm in love with how fresh faced it makes me look. Recommend this to anybody that just wants a pick me up for their no-makeup days. Definitely gonna stock up on this as it's going to be amazing for traveling and beach/poolside days in the summer!!" - ulta user

Strobelight Instant Glow Powder by Milani

High impact, light-reflective powder that leaves skin with shimmering radiance.

Blushing Hearts - Goddess of Love Highlighter by Revolution Beauty

"I just purchased this today and I am BEYOND ecstatic with it. I've been looking at highlighters for a while now (since I used a silver eyeshadow as one just to see how I'd like the "glowing look" and I have had my eye on Gleam by Anastasia Beverly Hills, but once I saw that MR offered cheaper ones in better colors for my skin tone I had to take a leap of faith and trust all of the positive reviews I've seen on it, and I'm so glad that I did. This highlighter is soooo pigmented, glides on so flawlessly with my fan brush, has awesome staying power, and you only need a little, which is perfect for me. I didn't know which shade would be best for my ghostly skin tone, so I bought Golden Lights since it looks very light, and it works wonders for a pale chick like me. I am so impressed that I need to buy the other shades immediately. And the price can't be beaten! I'll take three shades I'll actually use for $6 each rather than spend $40 on the ABH glow kits that only have two colors I'd use any day. If you're wondering if you should really believe these positive reviews, believe them! This product is AMAZING. I am a glowing princess now, and my wallet is still full. ;) « less" - tambeauty.com user

MegaGlo Loose Highlighting Powder by Wet n Wild Beauty

"I love this highlighter! It has a lovely, soft feel that blends well on the skin. The pigmentation is great and it doesn't take a lot of product to get a really blinding glow going. But if you like a more natural look (which I typically do), you can apply with a light hand and get a pretty, soft glow. I did find that my color selection was off for this. I went with Precious Petals because that seemed to be the color getting a lot of attention on social media, but it ended up being way too rosy for my very light skin. It looked like a really shimmery blush on me and was just too pink to use as a daytime highlighter. I traded it to a friend with a warm, medium skintone and it's great on her. But the formula for this is fantastic, especially for the price. I love it! " - ulta.com user

PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator by Revlon

"So happy this product is back. Even though I have a medium-olive complexion, I use the lightest shade; Bare Light. I apply it to my temples and the tops of my cheekbones. There is NO shimmer in this, which I love. It's not tacky looking at all. Gives a great dewy, healthy, natural looking finish. I would say to use judgement when applying because it does come out of the tube a little runny and it is easy to apply a lot. Fortunately, nobody will notice if you've applied too much because it blends so well that it just looks like you have really healthy skin! Love this product!" - drugstore.com user

Vitalist Healthy Glow Highlighter by Covergirl

Highlight, contour and illuminate your most beautiful features with covergirl vitalist healthy glow highlighter. With three silky, intensely luminous shades, this shimmering glow highlighter helps skin look naturally radiant. This product is available in multiple hues.

Hydro Boost Illuminator Stick by Neutrogena

"I like the new Neutrogena Hydro Boost Illuminator. I like the convenience of having a stick highlighter instead of a powder. I feel like it gives me a chance to have a little more control over the product. It goes on a little thick but it blends out nicely. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a new highlighter for their makeup bag. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]" - walgreens user

Sculpt & Highlight Face Duo by NYX Professional Makeup

"This product is the best eyebrow enhancing/grooming product I've ever used! It just takes a little practice and a lighter touch, but it's worth it to have visible eyebrows all day long - mine are white blonde without some sort of fill in.The packaging is compact and your provided with all you need, from actual product, to applicators. I use the angled brush to JUST touch the surface of the wax and apply along my brow, followed by the color, which is applied with the angled brush. Per my preference, I have come to use the lighter color for daily wear and the darker for evening if I know there will be low lighting (e.g. a night club or concert). AGAIN, a little of the color goes a long way, and if you don't get enough on the brush on the first go, go back and put more on the brush (better to have too little to start, than have to try to remove it because you've applied too much).Following application of the color, I use the included spiral brush to disperse the color and blend it through my brows, and shape them working from the inside to the outside.I would definitely recommend this product, especially to anyone with very light colored brows, who needs color and definition that will stay with them throughout the day. « less" - nyxcosmetics.com user

PhotoReady Insta-Fix Highlighter Stick by Revlon

"The Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix Highlighting Stick is one of the most amazing things I've ever seen! Not only was this easy to apply and blended very nicely with the blush but it drastically reduced the shine on my forehead, cheeks, nose and chin! I love the way it sort of matted out my skin tone a bit and evened it out and gave it a, yes I'm going to say this, fairy like, look! Definitely a plus, in my book! It most certainly is an instant fix and I was most assuredly photo ready all night long. I received the Revlon PhotoReady Insta-Fix Highlighting Stick for free from Crowdtap in exchange for my honest review. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]" - walgreens user

FaceStudio Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter by Maybelline

Discover the illuminating strobe effect with maybelline's facestudio master strobing liquid illuminating highlighter. Now, in a micro-pearl liquid formula for all-over highlighting!

TruBlend Supper Stunner Hyper-Glow Mono Highlighter by Covergirl

"Covergirl Trublend super stunner hyperpigmented highlighter is just that... Super pigmented and long wearing. I wore this to a concert in Central Park at night. I made a video singing and guess what I could see? I was glowing in the dark! This highlighter is awesome and really high quality and comprable to some of the high end offerings. Good job Covergirl :) " - covergirl.com user

Infallible Longwear Highlighter Shaping Stick by L'Oreal

"I tried L'Oreal Paris’ Infallible Longwear Shaping Highlighter Makeup Stick in the shade Slay in Rose recently, and I am in love! The stick is extremely creamy in texture and glides right on skin. I was a little concerned about the frosty pink shade competing with my blush at first, but they complemented each other perfectly. When I used the highlight stick on my cheek bones, it blended flawlessly and brought more light to the area, but it didn’t cover up the blush that was layered underneath. I also used this product on my cupid’s bow, brow bone, the corners of my eyes, and the bridge of my nose. It was luminous and beautiful everywhere! The pink undertones just made the highlight look more natural, even in areas near my eyes where I would usually only use a white highlighter. The other thing I love about L’Oreal’s highlighter stick is the application. No need to get your fingers or a brush dirty, you can just apply using the stick and blend with a blending sponge. So convenient! The stick format will last a lot longer than powders that require a brush, since so much product gets wasted on a brush. The cream stick texture also seemed to help the highlight stay on my face all day. Give L'Oreal Paris’ Longwear Shaping Highlighter Stick a try; you will not be disappointed! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]" - walgreens user

To Reflect Shimmer Palette by Wet n Wild Beauty

You glow, girl! Wet n wild's to reflect shimmer palette has perfectly coordinated shimmering trios in a beautiful pearl finish. The baked technology delivers high pearl and pigment payoff, and can be applied wet or dry.

Illuminator by ULTA Beauty

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Pearls Powder Palette by Physicians Formula

"I've been on the hunt for a subtle pink blush with a hint of shimmer for a decent price. Physician's Formula was my fave brand in high school but that was 10 years ago and I hadn't used it since then. I came across this blush and was first drawn in by the packaging, which had a pretty pearl on it. I purchased it because it was very affordable compared to the high end blushes I've been using. The color turned out to be exactly what I was looking for. "Natural Pearl" looks like a natural flush of pink, not necessarily light, dark, or bright. It just blends beautifully into your skin color and looks like you just had a breath of fresh air. It has a little shimmer but it's not over the top, although it looks like it would be in the container. It's easy to apply because you can put it on lightly for a subtle look or you can build it up for more color, but I wouldn't suggest this color if you're going for a bright, bold look. The packaging is great. The blush is on top and it flips up to reveal a brush and mirror contained underneath. The plastic is solid so the blush won't fall out. This color would look lovely on skin tones from very fair to medium. On darker skin tones it may look a bit ashy. Many products break me out and this one did not. « less" - ulta.com user

PhotoReady Highlighting Palette Galaxy Dream by Revlon

Highlighting made simple! Bring instant holographic luminosity to your complexion and easily try the latest highlighting trends with revlon's photoready galaxy dream holographic palette!

True Match Lumi Shimmerista Highlighting Powder by L'Oreal

"Overall, I am very impressed with this product! It is extremely pigmented and lightweight. A little bit definitely goes a long way! This product is great for creating multiple looks. I think I will use it the most on the inner corner of my eyes and my collarbones. With all of this being said, I really think I would personally enjoy the “sunlight” version better as a highlight for my skin tone, especially for the highlighting my cheekbones. I received this item complimentary through Influenster. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]" - walgreens user

Highlighting Elixir Illuminating Drops by sleek

Get all over lit with Sleek MakeUP's Highlighting Elixirs. Achieve an instant glow and radiance with MakeUP's collection of Highlighting Elixir Illuminating Drops.

Highlight Reloaded  by Revolution Beauty

Are you ready for the ultimate glow-up with the Revolution Highlight Reloaded? Makeup Revolution's beautiful rose-gold highlighter is an intensely pigmented powder that will instantly brighten your complexion.

Baked Highlighter by Milani

Up your glow game! Baked on Italian terracotta tiles, Milani's Baked Highlighter takes pigment intensity & illumination seriously next level. Velvety-soft formula blends and builds seamlessly so you can take your look from au natural glow to high-impact with the swipe of a brush.

Duo Chrome Illuminator by ULTA Beauty

"I got the white/pink one (can't remember the name) and I love it! It's very smooth, highly pigmented, and so pretty when the light hits it. It is more sheer, so it looks more natural than blinding. When the right light hits it, it turns the prettiest soft pink shade. I've tried so many highlighters, and this is one of my favorites. Also, the product is huge. It will last a very long time and the price is amazing." - ulta user

GlowComotion by w7

"This baked powder gives a gentle shimmer when used lightly on the brow bone or as a blush topper,and has a smooth texture that builds and blends beautifully for a more noticeable all over glow. The product comes in a generous size compact ,excellent mirror and is great value for money" - ebay.com user

Away We Glow Illuminating Powder by NYX Professional Makeup

Reach new heights of radiance with nyx professional makeup's away we glow illuminating powder! Available in luminous color collages, each compact includes four shades of creamy pressed powder in various finishes - from matte to soft shimmer.

Skin Illuminator by no7

"I always read reviews try the product and wished I didn't believe the hype I'd read. Not with this product. I've never written a review but had to because everyone should buy this. I had It in a gift set and gave it a try. The next day I went to Boots and bought 3 tubes (on offer of course). I am 47 with a fair freckled complexion and my this just lifts my skin and makes it look so awake and fresh. A pea size amount is more than enough although I have used it on my décolletage too if wearing a summer top. It's lightweight and stays the course of the day even in these wonderfully warm summer days we've been having. I wear it without foundation for now but when the season changes I shall add it to my moisturiser too. Highly recommend. If I could give it 10 stars I would. " - boots.com user

Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter by NYX Professional Makeup

Up, up and away we glow! Let yourself get carried away with nyx professional makeup's gorgeous liquid highlighter. This light-reflecting formula comes in wonderfully creamy yet lightweight shades.

Wonder Stick by NYX Professional Makeup

"I have a darker skin tone and so I am always skeptical when a make up claims that there are only 4 colors and they work for all different pigments and shades. I must say I was very pleasantly surprised by this contouring stick. It offers the perfect amount of coverage and blends beautifully for an even and smooth finish. I used to only by MAC products but I quickly found a direct correlation between their heavy nature and my breakouts. NYX Cosmetics has been my solution. All of the products I have used have offered full, lightweight coverage in a large array of different shades at a more affordable cost. This contouring stick is no different. " - ulta.com user

FaceStudio Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter by Maybelline

"LOVE!! I am a highlighter junkie and this quickly became a favorite over many of the high end products I have used! It doesn't seem to last all day but I have found it lasts much longer on days I use my setting spray! I keep one in my purse for touch ups throughout the day. It's an affordable product so buying an extra to keep at work, in your purse, etc is a good idea. Very natural looking! Blends great by gently applying it directly to your face and tapping your fingers gently where you want to blend. If you try to blend out with a brush or sponge, a lot of the products lifts off. So stick with using your fingers when blending out. Love this highlighter!" - ulta user

Vivid Baked Highlighter by Revolution Beauty

Make Revolution Ghost Lights is a holographic moonlit highlighter with a powerful supernatural green shift. Use across your cheekbones, in the corner of your eyes or use all over your face for an unearthly glow.

Away We Glow Liquid Booster by NYX Professional Makeup

The nyx professional makeup away we glow liquid booster enhances your features with a gorgeous, buildable glow or a shimmering sun-kissed finish. The final look is up to you!

Shimmer Highlighting Powder by e.l.f.

E.l.f. Cosmetics shimmer highlighting powder is a lightweight, versatile pressed shimmer highlighting powder helps amplify your natural radiance with a refined glow.

Hocus Focus by Soap & Glory

Soap & glory's hocus focus instant visual flaw-softening illuminator is a blast of brilliance for tired skin. This is an instant softening illuminating lotion with long-wearing lightscramble luminospheres.

Pro Illuminate by Revolution Beauty

Brighten and highlight your face with makeup revolution's pro illuminate! By adding a subtle glow, this creates a natural touch of illumination throughout the year. Using a powder brush, swipe against areas of the face to add highlight.

Liquid Illuminator by ULTA Beauty

This lightweight Ulta Liquid Illuminator Duochrome Sunray Burst contains antioxidant properties and provides intense hydration to the skin upon a silky, smooth application.

Instant Glow Highlighting Duo by Almay

Almay's instant glow highlighting duo gives skin the perfect level of radiance for a healthy glow with and without makeup! Take your healthy glow to the next level with this easy to use wand that instantly adds dimension to enhance your best features.

Skin Kiss Highlighter by Revolution Beauty

Kiss skin with a healthy-looking glow! Makeup revolution's skin kiss is a crushed pigment highlighter that brightens and adds a natural touch of illumination throughout the year.

Illuminator by NYX Professional Makeup

"I went in today specifically for this! I got it in Ritualistic, the pale shimmery perfection. I swatched it immediately at the display and oooomph exactly what I wanted. It swatched on my hand almost identical (save for formulation and actual -feel- I guess) to Candlelight by TF. So, if you're a broke college kid and want the same look as Candlelight, go for this in ritualistic. A little goes a LONG way but it does blend pretty well. Just use a light hand and apply carefully (: I swatched a few other illuminators next to it, including UD's and this one was the best pigment and PRICE-wise and it didn't have any of that awful chunky glitter UD's illuminator had. I definitely will repurchase this!! Well worth the few month wait for me yes yes yes~!" - ulta.com user

Rainbow Highlighter by ULTA Beauty

Achieve that majestic unicorn glow in just one swipe with ulta's rainbow highlighter. This multi-colored, shimmering powder blends out easily for that beautiful rainbow highlight.

Ultra Pearl Mania by NYX Professional Makeup

"I got the colors Nude and Sky Pink and I love both (they are very similar, though). The color Nude is a perfect shimmer color that matches my pale skin tone perfectly. It makes for a very natural eye look, but still fun and shimmery. Sky Pink is the same light color, but, as the name suggests, is more pink toned. I love that it's very shimmery instead of chunky glitter. The color goes on smoothly and blends easily. It's also great for a glittery/shimmery eyeliner. If you mix the pigment powder with Mac Fix+ or ELF Liquid Lock & Seal and apply it with an eyeliner brush. I don't like the packaging, though and I poured the product into a cleaned-out lip balm container that is easier to get the product. The container it comes in is far too small to get the brush in, and it isn't possible to pour some in the lid because the lid has plastic pieces that makes it difficult. If you can get beyond the awkward container it's a great product and I highly recommend it! <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - ulta.com user

Strobe Lite Strobing Powder by LA Girl

"I've been eyeing the 90 watt option for months but never bought it because most drugstore highlighters have glitter or noticeable sparkle, which I hate, but I decided to grab it during a sale and I'm very impressed. A light hand gives a soft glow or it can be built up to a metallic wet sheen, it blends beautifully and has no glitter! This shade is a perfect neutral pale pink that isn't too warm or too icy on my NW10 skintone. This is definitely one of the best drugstore highlighters I've ever tried and it's a steal at less than $10. Highly recommend, especially for those with fair skin!" - ulta user

Clean Fresh Cooling Glow Stick by Covergirl

Get your glow on with Covergirl Clean Fresh Cooling Glow Stick. This portable shimmer highlighter instantly cools skin and leaves it looking positively radiant. Toss the glow stick into a pocket or bag and glide it onto cheeks, eyelids, or lips--anywhere you need a little extra glow.

You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter by J.Cat Beauty

J.cat beauty's multi-dimensional baked formula in the you glow girl baked highlighter brings instant glow all day long due to high intense shimmer pigment. It is designed to complement all skin tones and all skin types.

True Match Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops by L'Oreal

Add a drop of glow to your complexion with new l'oreal's true match lumi glow amour glow boosting drops. These revolutionary drops of highlighting pigment illuminate skin to create a highlighted, dewy glow look.

Born to Glow! Liquid Illuminator by NYX Professional Makeup

Enrich your lovely features with a touch of nyx professional makeup's liquid illuminator! A light application will give your skin that luminous and healthy goddess glow.