Get a pro glow with affordable highlighting products makeup artists swear by.

By Bella Gerard
June 30, 2017
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Highlighter can help you achieve a radiant glow, but finding the perfect product can be daunting—especially with so many options out there, from rainbow highlighter to Kim Kardashian's new highlight sticks. The good news? You can brighten up your look without spending a bundle. We asked eight makeup artists to tell us which drugstore highlighters they keep on hand.


Never used highlighter before? To achieve the perfect glow, it's important to prep the skin and blend properly. But choosing the right shade matters, too. "For the most natural look, apply a shade that looks closest to your own skin tone," says makeup artist Andrew Sotomayor. "Lighter skin should use light shades, medium should opt for medium tones." This will guarantee that your glow will give off a natural radiance, he explains. You can also use highlighter to amp up your evening makeup: "For a more done-up look, use a shade that creates contrast," says Sotomayor. "Fair complexions should blend out a bronzy, deeper shade, and deep complexions should wear a lighter shade that pops."


Ready to try these techniques out for yourself? Read on for the drugstore highlighters makeup artists swear by.

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