If highlighting isn’t part of your makeup routine, you’re definitely missing out. When applied correctly, highlighters will bring out the high points of your face, making your face look younger, brighter, and more structured! It’ll take your #selfie game to the next level.

It’s a beauty trend that’s here to stay with highlighters available in a range of prices, colors, and textures. And though we always love a good high-end highlighter, we found a handful of drugstore options just under $15 that work just as well…maybe even better!

Check out our picks below:


Screen Shot 2016-08-09 at 2.08.49 PM Maybelline FaceStudio Master Strobing Stick $9.99
We didn’t need much convincing that this product is amazing, but it doesn’t hurt that Gigi Hadid is the brand’s spokesmodel. Anything she uses, we want to use, too. This highlighter is available in hues “Light Iridescent” and “Medium Nude Glow.” Glide this stick over your cheeks for the perfect swipe of illumination!

Screen Shot 2016-08-09 at 3.18.56 PM L’Oréal True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator $12.99
Some people have a preference between a solid and a liquid for their highlighter, but we love both. This liquid version will spread across your cheekbones with ease. The shimmer is less glitter and more of a lit-from-within glow. It’s a new must-have for our go-to summer beauty routine.

Screen Shot 2016-08-09 at 3.20.50 PM NYX Cosmetics Illuminator $8.99
We love a good illuminated powder, especially once fall and winter hits. This illuminator will brighten up your skin, rain or shine, as it diffuses light so your skin looks younger! With five shades to choose from, there’s a perfect color for just about everyone.

98703257-8388-4daf-960b-6d6dda0d91f2_1.2f509f440c7403e05f7ea98269b8bc81 Physician’s Formula Mineral Pearls $12.93
Physician’s Formula never, ever fails to impress — and that goes for their highlighter, too. The pearls are made of a real extract and contain no paraben preservatives so your skin glows with only the best ingredients.

Screen Shot 2016-08-09 at 3.29.53 PM Makeup Revolution Vivid Shimmer Brick $7.00
This multi-colored palette is one of our faves. The combination of these hues will create the perfect glow without too much of a pearl tone or too much of a bronze tone. Plus, you can choose to use one color or all colors for a variety of looks!

14173141 Sonia Kashuk Perfecting Translucent Illuminator $14.99
We love how light and glowy this illuminator is. Sonia Kashuk does no wrong, and this product attests to that. This product is ideal for an all-over glow or great to mix with your foundation for a face full of illumination. Dab this in the inner corners of your eyes, too, for extra glam!

Screen Shot 2016-08-09 at 3.33.26 PM Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder $3.99
Another great option for a light all-over glow, use a large brush to buff this product over your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, and through the t-zone to highlight all the high points of your face! It’s velvety-smooth so it makes for an easy application.

83104_sm e.l.f. Dewy Highlighting Drops $4
We can definitely get on board with a highlighter that’s less than $5! We love this one from e.l.f. as it’s dewy and light while delivering a subtle sheen or a focused highlight in the area of your choice. Enriched with Vitamin E, this highlighter is also a mainstay for its hydrating ingredients.

xx, The FabFitFun Team