Our Pick: The Best Highlighters To Try This Summer

Aug 07, 2021
01:00 A.M.
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Highlighters live up to their name - they enhance your facial contours, leading to a lit-from-within glow. This summer, illuminate your dull skin with the best cream, gel, and powder formulas on the market.


Much like skincare, we must layer our makeup products correctly for best results. If you're a true beauty pro, chances are you always reach for a highlighter. But with several options available, it can be hard to choose the one that's just right for your skin.

Ideally, an excellent highlighter should make your skin luminous without flaking or fading. It should also stay put all day long and be gentle enough not to exacerbate skin problems. Scroll through to find the best highlighters worth trying this summer.

About-Face Light Lock Stick


Price: $25

The About-Face Light Lock Stick is a multi-faceted highlighter with a metallic touch. It glides smoothly onto the skin, leaving it feeling soft and glowy. Moreover, it comes in 3 flattering shades, so your sparkle never dulls out.

Saie Glowy Super Gel


Price: $25

Sparkle like the stars or shine like the sun with Saie's Glowy Super Gel. This gel-based formula contains 75 percent water and can be mixed with your skincare products for a natural, dewy finish.

Rare Beauty Positive Light Liquid Luminizer


Price: $22

The Rare Beauty Positive Light Liquid Luminizer is a weightless, buildable formula that instantly illuminates the skin. It contains light-catching pearls, which give the skin a radiant, dewy finish without fading or creasing.

Em Cosmetics Moonbeam Cushion Highlighter


Price: $30

Indulge yourself in a little moon magic with Em Cosmetics Moonbeam Cushion Highlighter. This ultra-sheer formula contains niacinamide, squalane, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E. Moreover, it comes in 3 gorgeous shades and provides a hydrated, soft glow.

Wet N Wild Megaglow Highlighting Powder


Price: $5

Add just the right amount of shimmer and shine with Wet n Wild Megaglow Highlighting Powder. You can use it to enhance your cheekbones, cupid's bow, and brow bones for a magnificent look.

L'Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Glow Nude Highlighter Palette


This four-piece customizable palette comes with a bronzer, blush, and two highlighter shades. It is a budget-friendly formula that will give you a sculpted glow while staying put for a long time.

Pai Skincare The Impossible Glow


Price: $39

You can now achieve the ultimate glowing skin with Pai Skincare The Impossible Glow. This bronze highlighter contains hyaluronic acid sea kelp, which keeps the skin soft, hydrated, and glowy.