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The 50 Best Drugstore Shimmer Highlighters Rated on MIRA BEAUTY

The rankings for these drugstore shimmer 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.

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

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.

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

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.

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Baked Highlighter by Milani
4.7(51)$10.99

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.

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.

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

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.

Get Lit Multi-High Light Highlighter by pacifica

Pacifica Get Lit Multi-High Light is a dewy, liquid highlighter that utilizes skin-loving ingredients to deliver a radiant glow. Can be used to customize luminosity to your foundation.

Sculpt & Glow Duo Stix by e.l.f.

"This is my new favorite product! The highlighter is just enough for my skin tone and doesn't look grey at all on my skin, the blushes are great separate but blend together into a gorgeous coral shade and the contour isn't too dark, even for my really pale skin. The color lasts all day, even when I'm having a hectic day in a really warm office. It's out of stock often so I'm grabbing a couple of these sets and buying one for my mom as well. " - elfcosmetics.com user

True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator by L'Oreal

"I recently purchased Loreal's True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator. I am a redhead and because of my pale freckled skin, I find it difficult to find a skin makeup that truly compliments my skintone. Last Sunday my husband & I were enroute to a family party and as always, we were running very late. I brought my makeup bag with me and applied my makeup in the passenger seat while my husband was at the wheel driving us to the party as fast as he legally could. I hadn't even opened up the package of True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator so I really had no idea what to expect as I applied it to my face. After doing a light application and a bit of blending, I gazed at myself in the tiny sun visor/vanity mirror... WOW! I'm IN LOVE WITH THIS PRODUCT. My skin looked so great... very warm and sunkissed. I really love how the glow illuminator made my face look so fresh and glowing. I hope this product stays around a long while because I am ready to throw out all of my other skin makeup products. Less" - lorealparisusa.com user

Born To Glow! Illuminating Powder by NYX Professional Makeup

Glow up with NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow Illuminating Powder! Bursting with light-reflecting shimmer, this loose powder in radiant hues that are designed to flatter all skin tones.

A Bit Jelly Gel Illuminator by NYX Professional Makeup

Dip right into NYX Professional Makeup A Bit Jelly Gel Illuminator. This jelly-like formula feels and looks seriously amazing. It slips on like a dream as you smooth it onto the skin, leaving behind a lightweight wash of radiance-that glistens even after it dries down!

Baked Highlighter by e.l.f.

Create a radiant glow with the e.l.f. Cosmetics baked highlighter that highlights the skin with a sheer wash of shimmering color.

Born To Glow! Highlighter Singles by NYX Professional Makeup

"This is gorgeous, well beyond my expectations. This shade in particular is best suited for medium skin tones in my opinion. I like it as a brown bone and cheekbone highlight, two areas where I struggle to find a highlight that doesn't settle, or look totally plastic. I applied it over NYX's new Total Control Drop PRIMER, and without - the primer makes it 75% brighter. I used a Real Tenchniques brush, dry, -gorgeous. Applied damp, it gives a true "wet" look - though that's not to my taste. I found the pan a bit deceiving, as the powder really does not look finely milled, it looks a bit chunky, and glittery, but swatched - it's just a solid glow, no individual sparkles in sight, or in texture. For reference - I am an NC25, Light Medium in IT, Just under a 300 Dior." - ulta user

Legit AF Super Shock Highlight Trio by Colourpop

A collection of three cream-powder Super Shock Highlighters to create a buildable, radiant glow.

MegaGlo Liquid Highlighter by Wet n Wild Beauty

"I read some of your reviews while buying my backups for Halographic, and realized that the glitter issue everyone is having is a non-issue for this tone. Halographic leaves an iridescent shifting gorgeous glow on naked skin. It looks like nothing until a light hits it at the right angle, and then it looks absolutely angelic (like your skin's got some magic glowing from within). On my no foundation days, I blend the highlighter on with my fingers after I'm done with my skincare, before other creams (concealer, contour, blush, etc.). Try this one!" - ulta user

FaceStudio Master Holographic Prismatic Highlighter by Maybelline

Drench cheeks in technicolor shine with this iridescent maybelline facestudio master holographic prismatic highlighter. Maybelline's prismatic pearl pigments blend brilliantly on the skin for an ultra-dazzling holographic makeup effect.

FaceStudio Master Fairy Highlight Rainbow Highlighter by Maybelline

"I received this product courtesy of Influenster and Maybelline. I was nervous to try this product because I don't usually go bold with any of my makeup. But I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome since I could control the depth of the pigmentation. I preferred to use my own highlight brush with it. The product is great quality and I was so happy that there was no glitter effect added to the powder. I like that the intention of the product is to use all the colors together, but I like that you can use them separately. The packaging is nice and lightweight. There is a sponge applicator and mirror included, which is great for on the go use. This would be fun to wear to a festival or to Vegas. If you want to switch up your every day highlight routine, this would be a great product to try! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]" - walgreens user

Revolution HD Highlighter Palette Glow Getter by Revolution Beauty

"This is such an amazing product!! I have tried so many highlighters and i've never been blown away by any of them...until now!! The colours in this palette are simply divine. So pigmented and they last for ages. I only discovered makeup revolution about a month ago (i'm on first name terms with the guys in my local superdrug now as i've been in so often). I use peach lights during the day as i am quite pale. Golden lights for going out at night or weekends. Fantastic brand. Thankyou makeup revolution!! " - tambeauty.com user

Make Them Jelly Hi-Lite by Almay

"I have both and my favorite is the blue. It has a blue purple shift to it. It's gorgeous. Both are stunning shades. Some have said they're straight up glitter which isn't true in my opinion. They both have glitter in them but nothing overwhelming. For the ones I have, the blue has a lot less glitter in it than the pink. Only complaint is the pink can be kind of patchy. But I think applied the right way they can be very wearable. I've used them for different aspects of my makeup. Lids, highlight and lips. The texture isn't very jelly like though. It's like kids slime. When I run my finger over to get product it does break apart but it does gel back together. Also not very much product is needed. " - ulta.com user

High Glass Illuminating Powder by NYX Professional Makeup

"Although this is advertised as a powder, it's more of a putty/ cream. It's the same consistency as the colourpop super shock formula but maybe slightly thicker/dryer. I loved this product and especially liked that the shade seemed to have more of a sheen than a heavy back pigment color to it. The shade I got (01) was kind of peachy on the skin and looked really pretty both applied with my fingers and a stippling brush. I'm sure you could use it with a sponge too. This product, as advertised, has the most glow out of the high glass collection, and would certainly recommend just using on the high points of the face. I'd definitely recommend this product to a friend, especially if they were a fan of the CP formula. I'd say this shade was the closest to the shade lunch money!" - ulta user