Are we the only ones who are sick of super-matte, monochrome makeup? Don’t get us wrong, we’ve loved our J.Lo moments this season, but right now, we’re all about a dewy, glowing highlight across our cheekbones and lids. Unfortunately—though summer is soon drawing to a close—we’re still hot and sweaty as hell, which means that our love for highlighter is resulting in one big, greasy mess.
That’s why we’ve scoured all of planet Earth for the highlighters that make you look dewy—not oily. And because our makeup obsessions change faster than we’d like to admit, we decided to make this a guilt-free investment by rounding up the absolute best drugstore formulas. Including a powder-based E.l.f. highlight ($4, yo) and a creamy Maybelline strobing stick, we found eight under-$10 highlighters that you need in your life right this second. Shop our favorites, ahead, and get ready for that perfect end-of-summer glow.
E.l.f. Baked Highlighter
E.l.f. Baked Highlighter, $4; at E.l.f.
Essence Strobing Highlighter Stick
Essence Strobing Highlighter Stick, $4.99; at Essence
Maybelline Facestudio Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter
Maybelline Facestudio Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter, $9.99; at Maybelline
Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder
Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder, $10; at Milani
NYX Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter
NYX Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter, $4.90; at NYX
Rimmel London Good to Glow Highlighter
Rimmel London Good to Glow Highlighter, $4.28; at Walmart
Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Highlighter Stick
Sonia Kashuk Chic Luminosity Highlighter Stick, $10.99; at Sonia Kashuk
Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder
Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder, $4.99; at CVS
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