6 Drugstore Highlighters That Are Actually Really Good

Bronzer and highlighter go hand in hand when it comes to creating the perfect glow. We’ve shown you the best affordable bronzers, so it’s only fair that we share their counterparts. While drugstore highlighters are often presumed to be cakey and overly glittery, we’ve scoured the market for stellar products that’ll give you that coveted supermodel luminosity without making you look like a disco ball. Ahead, shop these six steals and get our tips on how to enhance your high points.


The Best Affordable Highlighters


This pearlescent baked powder will leave a beautiful illuminating wash of color. Use it wet for extra vibrance.


If you prefer a natural finish, choose a liquid option to blend for a sheer, lit-from-within glow. Apply three small dots on your cheekbones and blend outward.


This unique formula immediately sinks into the skin but sets as a powder for a long-lasting result, offering a lightweight hint of iridescence. Use your finger to swipe and blend.


This multicolored compact works as a blush and luminizer in one. Use a fluffy blush brush to mix all shades onto the cheeks.


Directly apply to the cupid's bow, high points of the cheeks, the bridge of your nose and your brow bone. Blend thoroughly with your fingers or a makeup sponge for a lived-in sheen.


Ideal for the girl on the go, this duo makes for an easy, quick contouring and highlighting job. For subtle glimmer, swirl the colors together and apply to the high points of your cheeks.