In the past few years, highlighters have taken over the beauty world. Everyone is obsessed with having that healthy glow and I am no different. I love a good glow, but I’m not about to pay $20+ for it. I’ve been on the hunt for highlighting gems at the drugstore and indie brands that give the perfect amount of glow for any occasion and won’t break the bank. Here are my favorite affordable highlighters that you need in your life too.
Essence Pure Nude in Be My Highlight
For less than $5, this highlighter gives a natural glow that is beautiful on every skin tone. It’s a little bit more glowy than the Wet & Wild Reserve Your Cabana highlighter, so it’s ideal for those of you who want a natural highlight with a little something extra.
BUY IT HERE: Essence Pure NUDE Highlighter
E.L.F. Baked Highlighter in Moonlight Pearls
This is the most affordable highlighter of the bunch, but it performs like a high-end product. It’s a little bit if a nuisance when you first get this product because you have to scrape off the top layer of baked product to get to the real-deal glow. But I don’t mind doing some work to get this product to shine. It’s the perfect amount of natural glow with a side of va-va-voom, if that makes any sense. Pick this up on your next Target run — you won’t regret it.
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Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter in Molten Gold
This product is the most gold-toned on the list, but that makes it so perfect for any skin tone. And let me tell you, this highlight POPS past the point of glow from within. You will be a beam of light with this highlighter. So for those of you who want to, in the words of Rihanna, really shine bright like a diamond, this is the affordable highlight for you.
BUY IT HERE: Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Face Highlighter in Molten Gold
Colourpop Super Shock Cheek in Wisp
The Colourpop Super Shock Cheek in Wisp is the reason this list is “best affordable highlighters” and not “best drugstore highlighters.” Since this product is only sold on Colourpop’s website, you can’t find this gem at the drugstore. But let’s be clear, this product is worth the shipping cost. It is only $6, but it has the most smooth shine. I love wearing this product when I’m a little bit more tan (RIP my bronzed summer skin). Just apply it with your fingers and you will become a glowing goddess. Who doesn’t want that?!
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