Drugstore Highlighters for Summer

Posted May 9, 2018 by Kalyn in Drugstore, favorites, makeup / 0 Comments

See what drugstore makeup has to offer in terms of gorgeous highlighters! These will keep you glowing all summer long!

Let’s not even dance around with any fancy introductions, because, yes, I am that excited about these highlighters! I have three different highlighters and a highlight palette to share with you today. I’m honestly reaching for these more often than my Becca and Amrezy highlighters! So let’s dive right into these drugstore highlighters for summer!

This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure.

1. ELF Baked Highlighters, $4

I’ve loved these baked highlighters from ELF for years now! I have all four shades available, but am currently loving Apricot Glow for summer. When I first saw it I thought it was going to be too deep for my skin tone, but a lighter hand with a fluffier blush applies it beautifully.

Like I said, I own all four, and you honestly can’t go wrong with them. However, there is a weird “protective layer” when you first get them. ELF claims it’s to protect their product, but I personally think the product just gets super hard and dry during the baking process. So when you first get these, just vigorously rub your finger across the product. This will remove the “protective layer” to reveal the glorious goodness underneath!

Swatches of the ELF baked highlighters in Moonlit Pearls and Apricot Glow.
Swatches of the ELF baked highlighters in Moonlit Pearls and Apricot Glow.

2. Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter, $8

This is another one with multiple shades available, but the one I’m currently loving is Flexitarian. It’s absolutely stunning! Ulta describes it as an “intense, white champagne”, and I couldn’t agree more! This is definitely one of those products where a little goes a long way, too.

If you haven’t experienced a Colourpop product yet, then you are missing out! They aren’t traditional powders like the rest of these drugstore highlighters for summer. They have this… bouncy texture to them. The best way to apply them is with a damp sponge or your fingers. I personally prefer a damp sponge.

Swatch of the Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter in Flexitarian.3. Wet N’ Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder, $4.99

I remember the craze that erupted when Wet N’ Wild launched these highlighters! It was nearly impossible to find them in store. Luckily, the craze has died down and they’ve released more shades.

I have the shade Precious Petals. Again, I thought it was going to be too deep for my skin tone, so a light hand is all it takes. If you’re even a hair lighter than me, I recommend getting Blossom Glow!

Swatch of the Wet N Wild Precious Petals highlighter4. Sophx Makeup Revolution Highlight Palette, $12

At $12, this Sophx highlighting palette is the most expensive. However, it comes with eight shades, and six of them are suitable for my skin tone.

I won’t spend too much time on this palette, because I raved about it quite a bit in another post, but I think it says a lot that I’m still reaching for this palette consistently. I am rather obsessed with the second shade in the upper row. I love to apply it with a damp sponge.

Swatches of the Sophx highlighter palette by Makeup Revolution.
Swatches of the lavender, gold, and my favorite shade from the palette.

What are your drugstore highlighters for summer? What’s going to keep you glowing this season? Have you tried any of these highlighters?


Sharing is caring!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.