Today I’ve rounded up 10 Best Affordable Drugstore Highlighters to add to your makeup collection that will give your skin an instant, beautiful glow. These powder highlighters and palettes are the best beauty products at the drugstore and will help you get your spring and summer glow on! Even better most are under $10!
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10 Best Affordable Drugstore Highlighters
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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 of the best.
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Today I’ve rounded up 10 Best Affordable Drugstore Highlighters that you’ll want to immediately add to your makeup collection, if you’re ready to get your spring and summer glow on! Even better all of these highlighters are budget-friendly and most cost less than $10!
10 Best Affordable Drugstore Highlighters
Ranking in at number one 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.
Next up is the beautiful highlighting powder from Wet n’ Wild that I featured in my 2017 Best of Affordable Beauty Awards. 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!
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.
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!
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.
This versatile palette pulls double duty with 3 gorgeous highlight shades and 3 beautiful bronzers, perfect for contouring and highlighting. Unlike many multi-purpose palettes out there, Pixi never disappoints with quality and both the highlighters and bronzers offer beautiful pigmentation and color.
Because it offers the convenience of both contour and highlighting capabilities, this is the perfect highlighter to travel with!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The shade ritualistic is a white shimmer that looks so pretty on the cheekbones, brow bone, and nose and gives you that perfect natural-looking glow!
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?!
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Alright lovelies, that’s it for today’s post on The 10 Best Affordable Drugstore Highlighters! I hope you found some new products to try in today’s post and that my recommendations were helpful to you.
Let me know in the comments below what your favorite affordable highlighter is!
Thanks for stopping by! – Cara
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