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From high sheen to a natural glow.

By Christie Calucchia
October 03, 2019
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Among the many beauty trends that have defined recent years, the dewy, misty, glow of highlighted cheekbones has proven to be one of the most popular. While some opt for a subtle shimmer and others prefer a glossy, sparkling shine, no matter which camp you fall into, there’s always room to experiment with new products.

Whether you’re looking to upgrade your makeup routine with some glow-y new additions or you’re trying out highlighters for the first time, you’ve come to the right place. On the search for the best highlighters for every kind of beauty look, we delved deep into the abyss that is the Makeup Addiction community on Reddit. Comprised of 1.5 million members—including makeup mavens, bloggers, and novices alike—the subreddit is teeming with under-the-radar makeup advice, tips, and recommendations from real people who simply love discovering and experimenting with beauty products. 

A quick search for the best highlighters revealed copious amounts of discussions on the topic, as well as product suggestions for everything from the best drugstore highlighters to high-end finds. No matter what price point you have in mind or what kind of look you’re hoping to achieve, you’ll have no trouble finding a highlighter that’s right for you. According to Reddit users, these are the 15 best highlighters—including powder, liquid, and stick options—to help you get your glow on this season.

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