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21 Of The Prettiest Face Highlighters Ever

Go on and highlight your life!

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1. Milk Makeup Holographic Stick to help you achieve your dreams of looking like an actual space unicorn!

sephora.com, milkmakeup.com

Promising Review: "I have the lavender colored holographic stuff and it is GORGEOUS! I was worried about using something this color and formulation on my tan, oily skin but I'm too attracted to this whole unicorn trend so I went for it! Let me tell you, this is my favorite highlighter. I wear it on my cheekbones, eyelids, and inner corners. You just rub it on and blend it out to get a beautiful glow. Every day I wear this I ask my boyfriend 'Why haven't you complimented my unicorn highlighter yet?'" –makeuplover9268

Get it from Sephora for $28. Also available in Mars.

2. Too Faced Love Light Prismatic highlighter with a cool liquid-to-powder formula that will allow you to build up to the amount of shine you want on your face.

Promising Review: "I absolutely love these! I work in medical research management, so I can't look like the love child of a disco ball and bowl of Neapolitan ice cream in meetings. These are perfect If you're looking for a long-lasting, beautiful, subtle glow." –KayblinkyGet it from Sephora for $30. Also available in champagne and gold.
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Promising Review: "I absolutely love these! I work in medical research management, so I can't look like the love child of a disco ball and bowl of Neapolitan ice cream in meetings. These are perfect If you're looking for a long-lasting, beautiful, subtle glow." –Kayblinky

Get it from Sephora for $30. Also available in champagne and gold.

3. Tarte Spellbound Glow Rainbow highlighter with the right amount of trendy, iridescent, pastel colors for your face to shimmer in just the right way.

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Promising Review: "Anytime I wear this, I get compliments on my glowing skin. It's a beautiful, natural glow that I find can be easily sheered out or built up for more intensity. It's kind of a champagne color when mixed together, or you can use the colors separately or mix them in different combinations for your perfect shade. I find this formula wears well on me and lasts most of the day. Real ethereal glow!" –murflegirl

Get it from Sephora for $24 or on Tarte Cosmetics for $24.

4. Benefit Cosmetics Highlighter Hotshots (it includes three shades of blendable highlighter to try out if you're totally indecisive).

Promising Review: "I use High Beam as my go-to highlighter because it flatters my skin tone best. Watt's Up has a shimmer effect and Sun Beam works if you want to have that beach bum bronze glow. I love these travel sizes, as they're the perfect size for touchups! They don't occupy space in my tiny makeup bag! They're also perfect for those wanting to learn how to highlight without spending big bucks!" –lipstickpowerGet them from Sephora for $18.
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Promising Review: "I use High Beam as my go-to highlighter because it flatters my skin tone best. Watt's Up has a shimmer effect and Sun Beam works if you want to have that beach bum bronze glow. I love these travel sizes, as they're the perfect size for touchups! They don't occupy space in my tiny makeup bag! They're also perfect for those wanting to learn how to highlight without spending big bucks!" –lipstickpower

Get them from Sephora for $18.

5. Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic palette for anyone looking to be a mysterious traveler from another galaxy. It has a silky smooth prismatic coating to give your face a look way ahead of its time.

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Promising Review: "It is so incredibly versatile because it can be used on cheeks, as an eyeshadow, under the brow bone, over the collar bone, over lipstick, or to highlight the cupid's bow! Not only that, but the powders in this palette really do change color! No matter how I wear this palette, I get compliments every single time!" –luc06femchic

Get it from Sephora for $32.

6. Beauty Bakerie Glistened Illuminator with just the right amount of pigment to brighten your whole face, especially if you have a darker skin tone!

beautybakerie.com

Promising Review: "I had been waiting for this product to restock for months and was finally able to snag it. Not only is the packaging super cute, but the formula is amazing! It's so easy to blend, and there's no chunky glitter in this highlight, either." –Xochitl c.

Get it from Beauty Bakerie for $32. Also available in four other shades.

7. BH Cosmetics Wild and Alluring palette—exactly what a mermaid would use if she was able to do makeup underwater (it has vivid blues and greens).

Promising Review: "These are some of the best colors I've ever used! They blend easily, last a ridiculously long time, and are absolutely gorgeous!" –GuestGet it from BH Cosmetics for $8.03.
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Promising Review: "These are some of the best colors I've ever used! They blend easily, last a ridiculously long time, and are absolutely gorgeous!" –Guest

Get it from BH Cosmetics for $8.03.

8. This TheBalm Manizer highlighter that gives off a subtle glow on your cheekbones or anywhere else you apply it. A simple shine is great for everyday wear.

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Promising Review: "Tried and true. This will always be my holy grail highlight. It's such a struggle to find a highlighter that isn't cakey. The Balm never lets me down – their powders are so pigmented and buttery that you'll know right away you're holding perfection in your hands. The Mary Lou-Manizer always gives my skin that luminous healthy glow, and if I feel the need to kick up my highlight, it can apply in layers flawlessly." –Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $22.65. Also available in two other shades.

9. E.l.f. Cosmetics Facial Whip—it's infused with Vitamin E to brighten your skin even more while you wear it.

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Promising Review: "This little bottle is magic. This highlight is very subtle but very beautiful. You only need a little bit to make a nice highlight. The glow lasts all day. You can also use it as a cream base, and apply a powder highlight on top for an extra glow." –Sara rhiannonn

Get it from Amazon for $5.89.

10. The BH Cosmetics Silver Strike palette with a versatile range of dark and light colors that can be used for the perfect contour.

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Promising Review: "I have to say the Silver Strike palette is so pigmented and beautifully blendable. I love the shadow that is second from the right on the top. It has a lovely iridescent, duo-chrome look." –Pheobe

Get it from BH Cosmetics for $6.02.

11. Benefit Cosmetics High Beam highlighter that comes with a nail polish-esque applicator to make it easier to highlight your brows and other small crevices on your face.

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Promising Review: "This High Beam product will now be a permanent player in my daily makeup process. It gives you a beautiful dewy glow that helps you look more awake and somehow creates the appearance that your skin is clearer and bright!" –Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $24.98 or on Sephora for $26.

12. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector formulated with color-shifting pigments so whenever you face a different way, someone else might see a different shade. How cool!

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Promising Review: "I love this highlighter. Period. It can be cute and add a little attitude to everyday makeup, or if you layer it, it smacks you in the face." –fl0resdelpatio

Get it from Sephora for $38.

13. Tarte Twinkle Lighting palette to get just the right amount of definition on your cheeks without being too overwhelming.

sephora.com, instagram.com / Via @tartecosmetics

Promising Review: "Very creamy and beautiful. It won't leave a huge streak of highlighter on your face. It's a very nice, natural, diffused glow that can easily be built up." –hollyybeee

Get it from Sephora for $42 or Tarte Cosmetics for $42.

14. Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl highlighter for a very low-key, sheer product that can give your face a nice, dewy shine.

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Promising Review: "I absolutely love this product. I put it on top of my foundation before powder on days when I wear makeup or straight on my cheekbones for a beautiful glow." –muaisabella

Get it from Sephora for $30.

15. Tarte Pro Glow liquid highlighter, if gold and brown tones are more your thing. It has a range of intensity, so if you want to be more casual or super extra, it's got you covered!

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Promising Review: "My new holy grail highlighter. It blends out flawlessly, and makes me shine like a Swarovski crystal. All you need is a tiny bit and boom! You're glowing like Midas!" –monicahaha

Get it from Sephora for $29 or Tarte Cosmetics for $29. Also available in two other shades.

16. This cool blue Colourpop Super Shock highlighter. It's amazingly easy to work with, and even has a bit of glitter! Elsa herself would be so jealous.

colourpop.com, instagram.com / Via @colourpopcosmetics

Promising Review: "I am OBSESSED with this highlighter. It gives off a mixture of blue and pink vibes, and it looks so stunning! It's a fun color and definitely a fun everyday look." –Serena Mogannam

Get it from ColourPop for $8.

17. Maybelline Master Strobing Stick—ideal for anyone who's starting out on their makeup journey and needs something really simple to play around with.

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Promising Review: "This is one of the best highlighters I've ever owned! I have extremely dry and sensitive skin. If anything has the possibility of irritating my skin, it certainly will. This is amazing – no flakes or patches. It just glides on smooth as silk. The glow is perfect, it glides on shiny, but it's super easy just to blend it down to the brightness you like. Perfect!" –KPopPanda

Get it from Amazon for $7.59.

18. This Lime Crime High-Lite palette with three long-lasting shades for you to steal the show! It's also cruelty-free! A bold, iridescent look is all you need to be your own star.

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Promising Review: ""I love this! My face is pretty tan, and the pink is noticeable but not too much. It's just right for me. The peach color is also very pretty, I love it!" –Brandon coburn

Get it from Lime Crime for $38 or on Amazon for $38.

19. NYX Cosmetics Born To Glow illuminator—a lightweight, multi-functional highlighter you can put anywhere, even your boobs if you're into that. They deserve to shine, too.

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Promising Review: "I bought this on a whim and now use it almost every day. I add it to my foundation and get this subtle glow that hits the light so pretty. It can be used as a highlighter or layered with another. It is a very versatile product." –Knutson

Get it from Amazon for $7.50.

20. Tarte Twinkle Stick highlighter with coconut extract and antioxidants to moisturize your skin, while leaving it smashingly shimmery.

sephora.com

Promising Review: "I love this! It highlights without feeling greasy, blends beautifully with my fingers, and stays put. It's highly pigmented, yet still looks natural." –kerouacbivouac

Get it from Sephora for $30 or Tarte Cosmetics for $30. Available in champagne or pearl.

21. E.l.f. Studio Baked highlighter for creating a radiant glow with a sheer and shimmering powder that can be applied wet or dry.

elfcosmetics.com, amazon.com

Promising Review: "So great! I have gotten so many compliments on my highlight. It is super easy to blend into the skin, works so well with many different skin tones, and it is just so easy to apply." –Alexis Bowers

Get it from e.l.f. cosmetics for $4 or Amazon for $9.17.

Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.