5 Top Rated Highlighters, starting at $6– Makeup Talk

Who doesn’t love a dewy glow? Highlighters are quickly becoming a new makeup staple– so get yours now!


Top 5 Highlighters (SGBG tested):

  1. e.l.f. Essential Shimmering Facial Whip, $6 
    • Buy on Amazon or find at your local Target
    • Pink hue
    • A highly rated product on Amazon, this highlighter is beautiful and provides a subtle glow thats definitely buildable based on how well you blend it.
  2. Sonia Kashuk Chic Defining Lightening Stick, $11 
    • Buy at Target
    • Neutral Hue
    • Available at Target, this is one of my favorite highlighters! I love that it is in a stick (easy to travel) and it really delivers a natural looking shine.
  3. MILK Makeup Highlighter, $24
    • Buy at Sephora
    • Bronze Hue
    • My Pop Sugar Must Have Box included some MILK makeup and I fell in love with the brand. This highlighter has more of a bronze hue, but it’s really sheer and provides a great glow for your everyday look!
  4. Benefit High beam, $26
    • Buy at Sephora
    • Pink Hue
    • Just bought this 10 minutes ago because I wanted to try a new liquid highlighter and I LOVED the pink subtle glow this provides! It’s absolutely gorgeous and this would be my top pick, along with the MILK highlighter. A little also goes a long way so it’s also a great  value!
  5. BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector, $19-$41
    • Buy at Sephora
    • Several shades
    • Great for sensitive skin
    • Available in multiple shades, this is a top-rated seller at Sephora and I can see why! I’ve bought a travel size to try for $19, but I found it provided a bit too much shimmer for my everyday use. But, if you like more shine or are looking to buy for special events, I’d highly suggest this one! I have a light-medium skin tone and I used the Moonstone shade. Although it is pricy, note that it includes nearly double product as the other options.

Add a new highlighter to your makeup stash from this list, and get glowin’ (pun intended)!

Have you tried these highlighters or have another suggestion- share below!



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