The 5 Glowiest Highlighters Under $5
If you’ve used an Instagram filter before, then we don’t need to explain the transformative power of lighting. One of the reasons highlighting has taken hold of our feeds is that the technique manipulates light in the most flattering way, drawing attention to features like a strobe and sparking life into complexions. The special effects are easy to create, and doing so doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Just check out these versatile radiance boosters, all cashing in at under five dollars.
E.l.f Shimmering Facial Whip in Lilac Petal
Pat this lavender-tinged pearlescent mousse onto the center of your lids for an icy, ethereal glow. The whipped texture glides without a fight, making application with your fingertips a breeze.
Wet 'n' Wild Megaglo Highlighting Gold Bar
We love adding a gilded sheen to our shoulders and décolletage – and this powder plays up features perfectly. The silky feel, paired with the flattering neutral undertone, means you’ll feel like you struck gold with this drugstore gem.
Essence Pure Nude Highlighter in Be My Highlight
This luminous baked powder leaves a warm, peachy sheen on the skin. Dust onto your cheeks, Cupid’s bow and down the bridge of your nose for a lit-from-within look.
City Color Cosmetics Intense Exposure Highlighting Powder
We reserve this off-white iridescent powder for our inner-eye corners, helping to create a more wide-awake look. The compact size and buttery texture makes this powder a handbag staple.
L.A. Girl Velvet Hi-Lite Contour Stick in Radiance
Highlighter newbies will appreciate this user-friendly cream. Just swipe the shiny champagne stick exactly where you want some shimmer. The Shea butter and grape seed oil-infused formula instantly melts into the skin—no need to buff or blend.