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The 50 Best Shimmer Highlighters Rated on MIRA BEAUTY

The rankings for these drugstore shimmer highlighters are updated weekly. Shop with confidence & get the best price guaranteed.
Rodeo Drive Highlighter by ofra

Soak up the summer sun day or night with ofra cosmetics' rodeo drive highlighter! Now in a mini size.

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

Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator by Laura Geller

Laura geller's baked gelato swirl illuminator's innovative hybrid texture applies like a sheer powder but feels like a cream, creating a translucent wash of luminous color that can be swept all over the face for a lit-from-within glow. Now in a mini size.

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.

Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter by BECCA

"The BECCA shimmering highlight line is our holy grail of highlighters. What makes them so different from a lot of the other highlighters on the market is that they are not only incredibly pigmented but have an almost creamy texture to them that lasts all day!They're finely milled and a little goes a long way. They make the skin look very natural glowy. They can be worn as subtle as you want or as a full on highlight! They are very pricey but I feel they are worth every penny.You do however have to be careful because if they are dropped they can shatter and the powder inside will break up. I believe that may have to do with it being so softly packed.We notice however that if you don't wear a foundation to first smooth out the skin the particles can accentuate any bumpy texture, pores or wrinkles on the skin. So as with any highlighter we would recommend priming your face with a good primer to minimize that.We would recommend a good fan brush or any brush that can subtly build up the highlight that you want. We love the whole color range and believe they have a color highlight that will be beautiful on everyone! « less" - Sephora user

Ofra x NikkieTutorials Space Baby Highlighter by ofra

Ofra Cosmetics' Nikkietutorials Space Baby Highlighter is a blue shifting duochrome shade that glows to the sky and beyond. Created by the Glow Queen, NikkieTutorials.

Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter by Urban Decay

Create a glowy, strobed effect that lasts all day with afterglow 8 hour powder highlighter from urban decay. This lightweight formula has a super-soft, creamy texture, goes on sheer and blends easily.

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!

Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter by Fenty Beauty

"I got Trophy Wife and Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule.Trophy Wife is no doubt gorgeous - pigmented, a little goes a long way, and blends nicely BUT its not practical for me. I tried it as an eye shadow but its far too glittery and ends up all over my face. I can't wear it to work and its not for every day....if I were a beauty blogger I'd have more use for it but for the price I'd rather get something I can actually use so it will be going back and Metal Moon (which i initially picked up) will be coming home. Its gorgeous and practical FOR ME. If Fenty make a palette and put Trophy Wife in it, I'll be happy.Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule is simply GORGEOUS! great payoff, shiny but also subtle. Stays put and shines bright like a diamond.The packaging is very high quality. Sturdy, travel friendly, sleek, not heavy but not too light. Not too easy to open which is both good and bad if u don't have nails like me.I'm impressed!! « less" - Sephora user

Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Highlighter by Tarte

A 12-hour highlighter, powered by Amazonian clay for a radiant glow.

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.

Heavens Hue Highlighter by stila

"As I am just over 40 years old, I swore I was not jumping on the highlight/contour bandwagon, but when I swatched this in store, I fell in love!! I bought it under the premise that it was for my 8 year old daughter who does competition cheerleading. I lied....it's mine....I let her use it, but it is now my favorite new purchase. SO buttery! Not a powder per se', but not a cream either. Like nothing I ever felt before. It ALMOST feels sponge like when you press lightly on it. My daughter is super pale. As in, I have to mix white cream stage make up in with the lightest MAC foundation they make to match her skin tone and as with most 8 year olds, she has perfect skin, not dry, not oily, just perfect and this makes her glow like a little angel and looks AMAZING on the mat/stage/under heavy lighting. It lasted through a long competition day with quite a bit of sweating as well. I however fall into the medium category, with super dry skin and some red patches. It makes me look like I have actually gotten some sleep lately! It isn't glittery, so I don't look like I am trying to be 18, but gives me an amazing fresh glow with just a bit on my nose and my cheeks. I'm wondering if I should stock up and buy a few more just in case they make this limited edition, because I do NOT want to be without it now." - sephora user

Diamond Glow Powder by Artist Couture

"Alright, so I’m actually a lover of matte looks. I don’t dig the shimmer or metallic eyes on myself, it just doesn’t look good on me like it does other people. This product is super intimidating looking because it’s super glittery and pigmented. However, I love how versatile this item is. When you first put the product on your face, WOAH, haha you got that major glow on. However, if you’re like me, you still want a nice glow and good color but nothing POPPING, just blend this highlighter out a little with another brush, then the intensive color will calm down and give a more tamed look. It works extremely nice with my matte looks, and if I ever want to make a change and go for a very bold highlighter, I can simply not blend it out or add water to it! There is so much product in this! I won’t need another highlighter for a VERY long time! I love the texture and the beautiful gold color this has. It takes so little product to make a super bold highlighter, even less if you want a more tamed look. I won’t buy another brand of highlighter anymore, this is by far my most favorite. This is also a beautiful body glow too, and it doesn’t get everywhere. Also let me add, this is NOT chunky glitter, it’s a very fine powder of highlighter, flattering on all skin types and colors! Did I also mention this works extremely well when mixed into foundations or body lotions? Because it’s great for that too!" - sephora user

Diamond Bomb All Over Diamond Veil by Fenty Beauty

A one-of-a-kind, diamond-dusted highlighter that applies like a 3D glittering veil, delivering pure, show-stopping sparkle all over the face and body.

Beverly Hills Highlighter by ofra

"This highlighter knocks it out of the ball park! Truly its amazing. Describing each shade:: - Starting at the Top the gorgeous slightly golden hued shade// Great Pigment no fall out amazing wearability - Moving to the left the bronzy golden shade//amazing. SO PIGMENTED and such a beautiful color and no fall out. makes for a great eyeshadow. I am pale so I can't use it for a highlighting shade on myself but I am an esthetician and I use it on my darker skinned clients all the time and it is completely stunning. - Continuing to the left to the peachy blush like shade// I have used this shade as a blush and as a highlighter on medium toned people. Makes a beautiful peachy eyeshadow and it is stunning as a highlighter blush duo. - Next the icy white shade at the bottom of the pan// I am fair skinned so this is my go to! works great in the inner corner/ tear duct area. Phenomenal pigment and amazing color. doesn't have a grayish cast on this skin light Kylie cosmetics loose powder highlighters do. - The last shade directly underneath the A in Ofra// stunning shade that is practical on all skin shades that doesn't leave a dark hue. Stunning anywhere on the face even on the eyes. If you really want to glow this is my go to! (I have hit pan on this one) All in all if you need a stunning highlighter for everyday use or you are a pro like me, this highlighter is great for any skin tone. Its functional and versatile and just plain awesome worth the $40 will be repurchasing" - ulta user

Face Illuminator Powder by Laura Mercier

"Okay first of all, it's just aestically beautiful and you already feel like it's a luxury product once you open it. Definitely worth the money since you do get a lot of the product and it lasts a long time. Its something you can wear everyday and get that awesome highlight shimmer that's natural and not cakey. It blends super well and i love how it looks in pictures, very subtle but still like okayyyy girl you got that pop in your cheekbone! 🔥 It definitely is less pigmented than BECCA highlighter so it isn't as intense. Would recommend this product for more day to day function or a work function where you want to look great but not like a streak of highlighter on your face like you're going to the club. " - lauramercier.com user

Skin Frost Highlighting Powder by Jeffree Star

"Jeffree, you’ve outdone yourself with these hybrid light wonders... Love, Love, LOVE. After watching the launch video my instinct said Money Honey and Wet Dream for the sheer boldness and versatility of those shades; I’m not disappointed. They are incredibly pretty with a lovely smooth texture. For me, they look and behave like a super-fine glittery powder that melts into a gloss finish and glides effortlessly onto the skin. No patchy spots of glitter, just pure shine and intense glow! Finger or brush, but setting spray yes - it’s highlighter ;) Wet Dream is gorgeous but Money Honey with that subtle green reflect kills it. My new fav (and I have so many highlighters it’s almost disgraceful!). Looking forward to playing around with these... Yes girls, you can rock a glow over forty! :D Less" - beautybay.com user

Ambient Lighting Powder by Hourglass

"I have this in Dim Light. This product was something I initially had second thoughts about for the first week or so of my purchase, as I wasn't applying it correctly.I have medium/light olive toned skin, which is oily, and wear mineral powder foundation, with a combination of bronzer, blushers and highlighters in different mediums (powder, gel, cream etc)I found if applied with too heavy a hand, this product can appear to look unnatural around the areas you have most product (concealer, blush etc) so a light hand is all that is needed, as the jet milled texture is like swatching silk anyway and as it is supreme quality you get a great amount of product payoff.At first I applied this all over my face like a finishing powder. It blurred and blended everything... but also changed the shade/tone of my skin. It darkened me slightly. In summer when I am more tan, that will be brilliant. But right now I am more pale than usual.... so this doesn't enhance my lack of tan.. it highlights it.So what I do is apply it as I would a bronzing/contouring powder- along the frame of my face (hairline, chin, nose) cheeks and even on top of the cheekbones. The effect is now perfection. I adore this product. Women who are not product junkies however would maybe think this product is a waste of time- but once you have it, you won't stop using it. I think it's also about picking the right colour and using it correctly- because if used incorrectly, you could blame the product.So definitely experiment. This product will last me for years, even with daily use.This is also one of those products that you don't notice an obvious difference when it's on... but when you don't have it on you don't look quite so perfect.I would agree with online reviewers who compare the effect these powders have to airbrushing. It definitely blurs the skin/pores, and blends your other products (foundation, blusher etc) to a more natural, seamless effect.I think you should avoid applying it when you have breakouts, as it works best when enhancing an even surface. However, if we are talking fine lines, it softens them slightly. It's more bumps I would avoid.It is also beautiful on oily skinned gals, for those who fear it will make their condition worse. It won't! Just don't apply over your whole face. Less" - mecca.com.au user

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

Diorskin Nude Luminizer by Dior

"The luminizer provides a lovely, natural glow to the skin that will not accentuate pores, lines, or texture. It can be sheered out, or patted on with the fingers to give a more obvious glow. There is fine shimmer, but no sparkle. The color is a champagne very similar to the limited edition spring glowing gardens highlighter in champagne. I love a natural looking highlight which gives a subtle but definite glow to the skin, and this is by far my favorite highlighter--and one of my favorite products--of the 2016 holiday season. I love it especially on days when I want glowing skin without looking like I'm wearing makeup. I also pat it onto my eyelids and even though I have oily skin it will last the whole day without primer with very minimal creasing. Sadly, Dior customer service has confirmed this is limited edition. If you would like to see high quality video of the luminizer swatched up-close and in action, you can watch my video below :) <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - Sephora user

Cookie Powder Highlighter by Benefit

A swirl of golden pearl! A gorgeous glow is just a sweep away! Stroke Benefit's silky-fine Cookie Powder Highlighter along cheekbones for a soft-gold shimmer.

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.

Invisible Glow Powder Highlighter by bareMinerals

"Disclaimer: If the swatch above shows multi-colors for the Deep Dark, IGNORE this. THAT is the swatch for the BM Total Invisible Highlighter in Deep Dark, it is actually a solid color. You can view it in store or on the BM website if it hasn't been fixed.Now, I have to say I really do like this subtle illuminating bronzer more than my matte bronzers. It's perfect for summer as it's not heavy and can be applied over tinted moisturizer or bare skin without looking heavy. As for the shade name Deep Dark, eh, not so crazy about. This has more to do with the makeup industry phrasing as a WHOLE which could use some work and this brand is really no different. "Deep" and "Dark" have very different meanings to women or men of color than those in the makeup world. Deep Dark is usually referred to those with deeper, darker, BROWN skintones, for example Mac Nw58 is the deepest shade in their Studio fix powder line. That shade is what most women of color, as myself, would refer to as Deep or Dark. However, I am more between nc45-nc50 and on the yellow side so this works pretty good.It's a brownish-bronze without too much red, and it just adds this really pretty natural luminosity. I swatched it in store, and just really liked it. It is very subtle and unless you're fair you couldn't use it as a contour IF you contour with a bronzer. it is a tad darker than my skin, it adds this bronzey illuminating sheen with zero glitter. It is definitely noticeable with versus without on me but looks very natural. If you are fair skinned you'll get more of a dramatic/intense look and it's sheer enough to pull off. I do think it's buildable without looking heavy or cakey or adding too much texture. The texture is super fine, not at all powdery, so it doesn't "dust up" when I run my brush across it. Overall, my favorite bronzer thus far, and the mirror is a really nice size, travel friendly. Less" - Macy's user

Highlighting Powder by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

A high-impact, light-reflective powder that gives skin shimmering, rosy highlights.

Living Luminizer Glow Face & Body Powder by rms beauty

"I have been using other rms beauty products for a while now, and this face/body glow powder is my new favorite product. I love that it is made with all natural ingredients. When wearing this powder, my skin looks amazing. The powder blends easily and it looks flawless. It gives my face and body a natural glow. The powder has a golden champagne hue and is perfect to wear in the summer. What I love about rms beauty products is that they feel great on your skin and this product delivers. Overall I am very satisfied with this product and I highly recommended." - sephora user

Loose Highlighter by Anastasia Beverly Hills

Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Highlighter is a shimmering loose highlighter powder with highly reflective, iridescent pearls that deliver an intense sparkly payoff. The easy-to-blend formula has a soft, velvety texture and leaves you with a silky finish.

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.

Pro Light Fusion Highlighter by Make Up For Ever

A lightweight luminizer for easy, mistake-proof highlighting.

Dual Finish Highlighter by Lancôme

"I have a million highlighters and was not expecting to get this. Was not even on my radar. I have a collection of highlighters from Becca, ABH, Chanel, Tom Ford, CoverFX, YSL, Hourglass, Bobbi Brown, Natasha Denona, Tarte, MAC, NARS, Burberry, and more, etc etc. I have a lot of favorites, but this one is the absolute creamiest and most interesting textures I have ever felt. It is a powder, but feels creamy and goes on smooth without texture, but looks wet. In a good way, not greasy. Makes your skin look like a healthy, dewy glow. I purchased mine in shimmering buff. Awesome formula! Glad I picked it up after feeling it in store! " - Nordstrom user

Shimmer Brick Compact by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

"There is no brand so iconic, unique and beautiful as Bobbi Brown. Created by the makeup artist herself, as someone who suffered from poor skin and lack of self esteem, she knows exactly what the average, makeup loving girl wants, and she created it.The shimmer brick in nectar is one of the first products I bought and loved, from Mecca of course. When I got it in the post in the fabulous pink box, I just about started jumping up and down. Seeing that iconic black compact with Bobbi Brown printed across it, and opening it up to see the shimmery, soft stripes of pink and nude, with the big mirror, there is just no greater joy for me, as I am a true beauty loving addict.Next morning, after double cleansing, exfoliating, applying serum, moisturiser, primer and foundation, my cheeks were ready to be adorned with the gorgeous shimmery nectar of that brick. I swept my big, fluffy kabuki brush across all the stripes of colour, and swept and blended it up and down my cheek bones, right up to my hair line, and back down again. You only need the tiniest amount, so even though it's $70 plus, it is so worth it.The results I got from that very first application were stunning, soft, pink and radiant cheeks. No streaks or clown like marks, the colour was just beautiful, it really was nectar, and it lasted all day long until my evening double cleanse.Five or six months later, and I've barely made a dent in the palette, even though I wear it most days, the colour, texture and formulation are incredible, so professional looking, it lasts all day long and you have the cheek bones of an angel.I love it, I recommend it and I will continue to go back to Bobbi Brown, on Mecca Cosmetica, for any future makeup purchases, so I can continue to be the confident, radiant and powerful beauty and makeup loving girl each and every day. Less" - mecca.com.au user

Teint Idole Ultra Custom Highlighting Drops by Lancôme

"I received 4 shades of the Lancome Custom Foundation Drops, I will review them each individually below to make it less confusing. I am medium-tanned and dark haired, I hope this helps so that you can get an idea on how it will look/work on you! Let's start:-CHAMPAGNE GLOW (Custom Strobing Drop)These drops are super blend-able and a little goes a long way. I did not struggle at all trying to blend these in, there were literally zero streaks and 100% even-ness of color! The color itself is a beautiful light glittery white. I know that might sound scary for us darker toned skin ladies but it is dark-skin friendly. It does not look harsh whatsoever. You have total control of the intensity of color by layering more on or less to fit your liking. A little note about this specific color! IT LOOKS AMAZING as nose highlighter to add light to the area of your eyes where they meet the bridge of the nose, the tip of the nose and bridge of the nose. I loved this!! I also think these would be great for a beginner because of how easy they are to blend.-BRONZE GLOW (Custom Sculpting Drop)OK, these drops were definitely a little harder for me to use because they felt like they dried quicker on my face, which is ok because personally I always take longer to sculpt my face since I am still perfecting the art. These too are very blend-able, no trouble there! They have a true bronze color to them. They do not have any funny smells either as there tends to be with the darker shades of highlighters. The shimmer on this is super beautiful BUT to shimmery for my everyday liking since I tend to gravitate towards matte when it comes to contouring but for weekends these will now be my MUST HAVE GO-TO. These drops get the job done. I did not need to be retouching the areas on my face at all. They lasted about 6 solid hours without any trouble (I use Armani foundation) AND I actually got compliments that I was glowing heheh literally I was glowing!! These are a great color for us medium skin tone ladies because they match the skin so pleasantly. A little side note, I used these as eyeshadow too and WOW they were PERFECT. I used a matte cream primer and had ZERO trouble with the longevity of these, they lasted all day. The last thing about these are that they are EXCELLENT for blending in with foundation for an island glow. I would HIGHLY recommend these. They are so easy to use would be a great selling point.-GOLDEN GLOW (Custom Highlight Drop)Ok these I will not rave about out, I was just a little let down by this color BUT keep in mind my skin tone is very near this shade. These looked too close to my own skin to feel excited about BUT they too were great and blend-able (this was a case of "It's me honey not you lol). I took several layers of drops to notice at all really. Also, these do not have the same shimmery effect as its counterparts, that can be a good thing though because these are more every-day friendly for us women who do not do full-glam face makeup everyday. I am very monotone about these BUT what I will say is that these did give my face a more put together look. I think these will look beautiful on someone with a lighter skin tone than mine. These were too close to my own skin tone to really notice.-ROSE GLOW (Custom Highlight Drop)OK these were pretty cool, very shimmery so I preferred to use these on my cheeks mixed with a little cheek ink. I had no trouble blending them with my shades of blush. I also used them around my face on the ares where the light would naturally hit and they were nice but I think I really need to practice a little more with these because in my humble opinion these might be a little too much if not applied carefully (they're shimmering, remember I gravitate towards matte). The color is beautiful, the lasting power is there and the power of customizing intensity is there too. My last tip about these were that they look great as a highlight on the cupid's bow of the lips since they make my lips look bigger. I liked these and I would recommend them.Overall, all 4 shades were 100% easy to blend, each was easy to layer to get more intensity out of the color and the longevity of wear was there. I would definitely recommend these for someone who is a beginner or pro. Less" - Macy's user

Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter by BECCA

A dewy, liquid luminizer for a natural-looking, effortless glow.

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

BAREPRO Glow Highlighter by bareMinerals

BAREPRO Glow Highlighter by bareMinerals is a long-wearing, versatile liquid highlighter that can be worn 3 ways for a customized glow.

Ofra x NikkieTutorials Glow Goals Highlighter by ofra

"I've always been curious to try the Ofta brand's highlighters because I have heard h;ow great they are. Boy, they were NOT kidding, this highlighter is AMAZING! It is so pigmented and buttery, and blends onto the skin beautifully. It like "melts" into your face, without accentuating texture or appearing powdery. Also, a little tiny bit of this stuff is all you need, just a tap of your brush. That being said, this is not a "subtle" or "natural" highlighter. This is definitely for those of us who prefer a poppin', in your face kind of highlight. The shade "blissful" is gorgeous. It is definitely cool toned, kind of a champagne color with a pinky undertone. I have med-dark skin tone (NC40) but I see this color being suitable for a lot of different skin tones. I am so impressed with this highlight, I can't say enough good things about it, I wish I would have tried it a long time ago. I acrually think it may be replacing Becca Opal as my "Holy Grail" everyday highlighter. A woman actually stopped me at the store today and asked me what I was wearing because she said "my highlight was so blinding". I mean, come on! I'm sold!! Less" - ulta.com user

4.5(88)$40
Illuminator by iconic
4.5(88)$40

ICONIC LONDON's concentrated liquid shimmer Illuminator can be added to your foundation, primer or moisturiser, or simply used on its own for a super highlighted glow. Available in multiple shades, it can also be used to contour.

Concentrated Luminizing Drops by algenist

"I've tried a few highlighters but I found they were either too glittery or looked nearly metallic they were so shimmery and shiny. I prefer a more healthy glow look. This is exactly what I was after! I've seen some highlighters that look really 'dewy' which is a beautiful look but still not what I'm after. This really just looks like a true healthy illuminating glow. Like you're glowing from within. It doesn't look like you put highlighter on your face, it's somehow subtle yet very noticeable. I got the (possibly seasonal) mini pack with rose gold and gold and I mix them and I love the look. It does seem to last throughout the day which I was very pleased with since all I've tried have disappear within hours. My only 'gripe' is the dropper system. When you pull it out of the bottle, it's just covered in the liquid so the dropper seems a bit superfluous. I bought the 2 mini pack which is 7ml each and it was $30 which is a FAR better deal than the $55 you'll pay for 1 14ml bottle. So if you can snatch the mini pack, GO FOR IT! I'm not sure I'd pay $55 for just 1 colour since I think the mix is far more natural looking. <span class="shop__a pd-reviews__translate-span">« less</span>" - Sephora user

Fairy Bomb Shimmer Powders by Fenty Beauty

"This has to be my favorite highlighter to date. I was nervous about the pink with my skin tone (I wear Fenty foundation in 330), but it is gorgeous. I put it on my face as a highlighter and on my eyelids. My skin looks amazing with this. I just glow and look flushed in the most perfect way. I love how my skin looks every time I use this. Best decision ever. I’m glad I took a chance and got the Rose shade. It lasts the whole day and I don’t have to apply a ton. I can wear it to work in an office setting and have it look amazing. I can also put more on to take me in to the evening. If you’re darker I highly recommend this shade." - sephora user

Gemmed Luminizer by 100% pure

"So I tried this not sure what to expect but man this is amazing! First off it's super pigmented! I am a huge fan of super bright blingy highlighters so I was pretty hesitant. This product is super buildable and you can easily make it brighter. It's such a pretty glow too. Superb natural and like the sun is shining in your face! Love this stuff. I have had it for a month and I've almost hit pan!! My new go to!" - 100percentpure.com user

Watt's Up! Cream Highlighter by Benefit

A champagne cream-to-powder highlighter.

Ofra x Samantha March Start Inspired Highlighter by ofra

Give it everything you have in Ofra Cosmetics Samantha March Star Inspired Highlighter, featuring a swirl of Pillow Talk and Star Island made in collaboration with Samantha March.

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

Nudies All Over Face Color by Nudestix

A dewy, skin brightening, bronzer and highlighter for the eyes, cheeks and lips. A custom, made in Korea all over face color that softly kisses the skin with a dewy, lightweight and luxurious formula.

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

Kitten Mini Alchemist Holographic Transformer by KVD Vegan Beauty

"I love this. I'm really into glittery toppers. This did not disappoint. The best way I can describe this is a "holographic" glitter in a sheer/transparent base. I put holographic in quotations because it's mainly teal with a few other colors in it as well.I wore it over top of another sheer topper kinda shadow yesterday, and it gave my eyelids a wet looking shine. It lasted all day without creasing, although I do use too faced shadow insurance. I also use it on my inner corners to give an extra something shiny to my look.I really like how when you blend it out it doesn't give glitter bomb fallout. It just sticks to where you apply it, and although the glitter looks like it could be chunky, it most definitely is not. It just blends out to a wet looking glittery shine. I applied to my lids first with a Mac 242 flat brush, then went over with a bit more using my finger. I didn't get any fallout. I thought for sure I would because this type of product usually doesn't stick well to the brush, but this stuff does :)I haven't tried it as a topper for my cheek highlighter yet, I mainly purchased this to use as a topper to give my makeup the extra shimmer and shine I love.This obviously won't be for everyone, but if you like glittery, shiny eyeshadow toppers, you will love this.I see some people giving it a bad review, not sure why, maybe they went in thinking this was something that it's not? It's supposed to be sheer, it's a topper, I don't know how someone could describe this as chunky, it's not. It's a companion to the original alchemist palette. Not the same product. « less" - Sephora user

Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder by Hourglass

A travel-size Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder - an illuminating strobing powder designed to sculpt the face with light-creating depth and dimension for a refined highlight.

Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick by Fenty Beauty

A magnetized makeup stick in a long-wear, light-as-air shimmer formula to highlight, blush, enhance, and bronze in 10 colorful shades that let you play.

Twinkle Stick Highlighter by Tarte

A creamy, highlighting and strobing stick for a long-wearing glow that's powered by coconut, vitamin E, apple, and marine extracts.