Check out the 10 Best Drugstore Highlighters to give your skin an instant glow. These affordable drugstore highlighters are all great quality and under $15!
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10 Best Drugstore Highlighters Under $15
It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of highlighters and I just love how pretty it looks on the skin. In my opinion, no makeup collection is complete without an amazing highlighter that gives your skin an instant, beautiful glow. Over the years, I’ve tried tons of drugstore highlighters in the search for the perfect one, and today I’m sharing what I consider the best drugstore highlighters around.
Today I’ve rounded up the 10 Best Drugstore Highlighters that you’ll want to immediately add to your makeup collection to get your glow on this spring and summer season! Even better all of these drugstore highlighters are budget-friendly and most cost less than $15!
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10 Best Drugstore Highlighters
Makeup Revolution Soph X Highlighter Palette
Up first and one of my all-time favorite drugstore highlighters is the Makeup Revolution Soph X palette. This palette has 8 beautiful shades and with just one sweep across your cheek bones, you’ll instantly fall in love. The shades are beautiful, blinding, highly pigmented, and it seriously lasts all day long. You can check out swatches of all the shades over here.
The beautiful, sturdy packaging and size also make it perfect for traveling with. Plus who can argue with the price of less than $12?! Shop Here
Flower Beauty Shimmer & Strobe Highlighting Palette
Ranking in at a close second on the list is this gorgeous highlighting palette from Flower Beauty. Not only is the packaging so girly and pretty, but the product itself has absolutely amazing quality.
If you like blinding highlighters that will make everyone notice your gorgeous glow, then you need this highlighter in your life. This is the most reached for item in my entire makeup collection and I love the fact that it has three gorgeous shades to choose from. Shop Here
Wet n’ Wild Mega Glo Highlighting Powder
Next up is the beautiful highlighting powder from Wet n’ Wild which is included in my Best Drugstore Makeup post. Judging by looks alone, this highlighter is an absolute stunner and Wet n’ Wild is well known for having amazing makeup products that are easy on the wallet.
With just one swipe on the cheeks, you’ll instantly fall in love with this highlighter and the quality is unreal for the price. After all, it’s only $5! Shop Here
Physician’s Formula Butter Highlighter
I’ve already expressed my undeniable love for Physician’s Formula Butter products in this spring makeup post, but for anyone new- their butter highlighters are the bomb dot com.
They have the most velvety smooth texture that glides right on the skin with undeniably gorgeous pigmentation and glow. My two personal faves are the shades Iridescence and Pink, but their 3 other shades are absolutely stunning as well. Shop Here
Maybelline FaceStudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter
This affordable highlighter from Maybelline has been a total favorite of mine since last Fall, and it is the most pretty gold shade you’ve ever seen! I can’t imagine any skin tone that this wouldn’t look absolutely beautiful on and a little product goes such a long way here.
Another perk? If you’re on the go and have this with you, you could totally use this highlighter for both highlighting and as an eyeshadow color in your makeup look. Gotta love multi-purpose products! Shop Here
Wet n’ Wild MegaGlow Illuminating Palette
An oldie but a goodie in my makeup collection is this Wet n’ Wild MegaGlow Illuminating Palette. Costing only $5, it’s a total steal in that you get 4 beautiful shades in one!
I personally always like to take my brush and sweep it across all the shades to get an iridescent glow for the cheekbones, but you can also use the shades separate too. Wet n’ Wild never disappoints with their highlighters and I’ve even got my eye on this new, beautiful palette to add to my collection next. Shop Here
No affordable makeup list is complete without an e.l.f. product on it, and this beautiful baked highlighter really is a stunner! Even better it only costs $3!
This is one of the best cheap highlighters you can find and it is perfect for makeup beginners on a budget who are looking to build up their beauty collection. Shop Here
If you’ve yet to try anything from Essence, I highly encourage you to give some of their face products a try, and you most definitely should try this beautiful highlighter!
Talk about gorgeous pigmentation and glowing capability- I was literally shocked at the quality in this inexpensive drugstore highlighter. I also really love that you can build up the intensity with this highlighter and go either for a subtle glow or show-stopping look. Shop Here
Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
My love for Milani runs deep and I have about every baked blush they’ve made. So I was equally thrilled when I tried out this strobelight glow powder and fell head over heels for it!
This powder highlighter has a nice and smooth finish and has such a pretty glow. I’ve only tried the shade “Afterglow” and I feel like it works really well for lighter skin tones but I’m thinking the other shades would be beautiful too. Shop Here
NYX Professional Makeup Illuminator
Last but not least, the NYX Illuminator is a great drugstore highlighter that offers a buildable glowing finish. NYX also offers several liquid highlighters that are amazing, and I feel like this powder highlighter is one of their best products.
I absolutely love the shade Snow Rose that looks so pretty on the cheekbones, brow bone, and nose and gives you that perfect dusty pink glow. Shop Here
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Here’s a makeup look from last year that I created using the Flower Beauty Shimmer & Strobe Highlighting Palette. Isn’t it just so pretty on the skin?!
Alright lovelies, that’s it for today’s post on The 10 Best Affordable Drugstore Highlighters! I hope you found some new drugstore highlighters to try in today’s post and that my highlighter recommendations were helpful to you. Let me know in the comments below what your favorite drugstore highlighter is!
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These are great suggestions! I LOVE the PHYSICIAN’S FORMULA BUTTER HIGHLIGHTER and I also like the new Wet N Wild ones. SO PRETTY!
So glad to hear you like those too. I’m a big fan of mixing highlighters to get the perfect amount of shimmer! 😉
Love! I need to grab the NYX one. What did we ever do without? You look gorg!
Thanks girl! It’s crazy to think that the highlighter trend just came to be in the last decade. Not sure how we survived without the glow on our faces! lol
I’m a sucker for highlighters!
Me too! That’s why I own approximately 8740 of them lol. #guilty
I’ve heard great things about the Physicians Formula highlighter! I’ll have to try out the other ones you recommended!
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It is amazing and they smell awesome! 🙂
Soooo many pretties at great prices! I need that Pixi palette <3
I think you’d love it!
Thank you for sharing this! I feel like I am clueless when it comes to highlighters and I don’t want to spend a lot on one before I really know how to use it. I’m definitely going to check one of these out. Sierra~Beautifully Candid
Hope you find one you love! It’s such an easy way to add a little shimmer to your cheekbones. 🙂
I picked up the physicians highlighter a few weeks ago at Ulta and am loving it. I grabbed their bronzer too. The flower beauty one is intriguing me. I will have to check that one out.
All the Physicians Formula products are so good and smell amazing. And I think you’d love the flower beauty palette. It’s SO pretty and not to mention the packaging is gorgeous.
How have I never tried any of these?! Time to go shopping!!
I’m a bit obsessed with highlighters so that’s the only reason I’ve tried so many lol.
Going to keep these in mind if I am ever on the hunt for a drug store highlighter. Right now I use the What’s UP! highlighter.
Oh I’ll have to check that one out!
I still haven’t tried to highlight because I’m SO intimidated by it but this was SUPER helpful!
You definitely should- it adds such a nice glow to the cheekbone.
I love trying new drugstore products so I will definitely be trying these out! I’m all about a good highlight, especially in the summer for a natural glow!
Agreed! It adds such a pretty pop of shimmer to the skin.
I think I need to try the Wet n’ Wild one again because I did but didn’t love it – maybe mine was bad??? But I LOVELOVELOVE Physicians Formula butter highlights (and butter anything) and also the Flower compact – so so good!!
Hmm- maybe. It’s always showed up really well on my skin- then again I’m super pale lol. And yes anything PF is amazing!
OMG! I have been peeping that highlighter for so long! I just need to bite the bullet and get it!
Glad you found one you loved! 🙂
Thanks for sharing these! I love using highlighters and currently use one by Becca but it is pricey so I’d love to try these when I run out!
You’re so welcome! I love sharing affordable options that have great quality! 🙂
I am obsessed with highlighters! It gives the skin a nice touch of shine that looks healthy!
It really does look so pretty on the skin!
Such a helpful post and so reasonable! Pinning this for when I’m in a drugstore so I don’t have to Google on my phone and stand there forever debating!
Glad you found it helpful Ashley! 🙂
I am not a fan of the ELF highlighters. But I do love the Wet’n Wild & Physicians Formula highlighters.
Yes WnW and PF are so good! I love all of the Physicians Formula butter collection!
AH! You’re killing me! Highlighters are my weakness. The Physician’s Formula ones are great!
Oh gosh mine too! I own so many so it was hard for me to narrow but these really are my faves! 🙂
You really can’t go wrong with most of these brands — Pixi is amazing and Wet N Wild has really stepped up their game.
I agree- although it’s been awhile since I’ve checked to see what’s new from WnW. I need to make a trip to the drugstore lol.
I’ve seen so many YouTube girls raving about that flower beauty palette recently! The Wet n Wild highlighter has been my go-to for a while now, too. Great roundup of products, girl!
I’ve been using it for a couple years now and LOVE it- it’s so pretty and pigmented.
I never really know what highlighter or shade to get so this was really helpful!