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Highlighters are an awesome way to add a little glow to your life! You can add a subtle, dewy glow to make your skin look gorgeous and healthy. You can also add a very bold glow, so blinding that the astronauts on the ISS can probably see you from space. If you’re looking for the most blinding highlighters, you’re in the right place!

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I’ll be honest, there are other blinding highlighters that aren’t on this list. But these are the most blinding highlighters that we’ve tried!

OFRA Cosmetics Highlighters

OFRA is known for it’s amazing, blinding highlighters! The unique texture in the pan is their staple design, and you know that you’ll be in for a treat when you see one.

There are so many amazing shades of OFRA highlighters that I’m not limiting this to just one. I personally love the shade Rodeo Drive, the cult classic, fan favorite.

OFRA has had a few collaboration highlighters with beauty Youtuber NikkieTutorials, such as Glazed Donut, Space Baby, and this gorgeous highlighting trio that will suit all your needs.

If you wanted to try out OFRA highlighters (and I definitely suggest that you do!) I would recommend getting Beverly Hills – this unique highlighter includes 5 shades in the same pan, which will allow you to mix and match to find your perfect shade! As a bonus, any of these beauties would look amazing as eyeshadows, too.

These highlighters are available at Ulta.

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Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder

Remember when Artist Couture highlighters were all the craze a couple years ago? They are still are as amazing and glittery as ever!

“Diamond Glow” is a perfect name for this product, because you will look like you have diamonds on your face! This finely milled loose highlighter will give you the most blinding glow imaginable – a bit TOO blinding for me sometimes!

The shades Illuminati and Coco Bling are their most popular, but the others are just as beautiful – just grab the one that will work best with your skin tone.

Fair warning: if you aren’t into glitter, you won’t like this highlighter. If you love glitter, you’ll adore it.

Artist Couture highlighters are available from Sephora.

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BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Highlighter

In the past, Jaclyn Hill raved about BECCA Champagne Pop highlighter. I can’t blame her – I have it, and I love it!

These highlighters look so gorgeous on the skin, without being glittery (like those Artist Couture ones!). A little of this product goes a long way, and I’m so surprised that more people don’t talk about these!

BECCA highlighters are available from Ulta and Sephora.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Highlighter

If you are looking for that “wet” look on your skin, the ABH Loose Highlighters might be perfect for you! This is the brand’s most recent highlighter launch, and it includes three different shades of a gorgeous loose highlight.

They have their classic “So Hollywood” gold highlighter shade, now in a loose formula! In addition, they have a very white “Snowflake” and a rose gold “Sunset Aura.” All three of these shades are gorgeous!

My personal all time favorite ABH highlighter is their collaboration with Amrezy. I really love it and think you would too – if they ever bring it back, you should definitely pick one up!

ABH Loose Highlighters are available from Sephora.

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Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

The highlighters on this list so far have all been from high end cosmetics brands – but I wanted to give a super affordable option, too!

Wet n Wild is an awesome brand who constantly delivers quality products at a reasonable price. The MegaGlo highlighters are amazing, look so pretty and wet, and will give you the glow you’re looking for. If you’re used to using high end makeup, you’ll be surprised at how comparable these drugstore favorites are!

Precious Petals is a crowd favorite, but it’s personally a little too dark for my (very fair) skin tone. Blossom Glow is much more suitable for my skin! There are a couple other deeper shades which would look gorgeous on people who aren’t as pale as I am.

I’ve only personally tried the pressed highlighter formula, but rumor has it that the Wet n Wild loose highlighters are just as pretty, if you prefer that type of formula.

Wet N Wild highlighters are available from Ulta and Amazon.


Physicians Formula Butter Highlighters

NO one talks about this highlighter formula. WHY?! Everyone raves about the Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer (with good reason – it is my FAVORITE bronzer) but no one talks about the butter blushes or highlighters, which are just as amazing.

The Butter Highlighters are the creamiest, softest, butteriest, most BLINDING drugstore highlight you’ll find. It’s almost a cream formula, similar to the Colourpop ones below.

And as a bonus, they have a couple gorgeous deep shades that will make my deeper complexion friends glow gold!

I have two of these butter highlighters one of which has a serious purple shift – which is amazing as an eyeshadow topper as well as a highlighter!

These are so underrated, and I think you need Pearl in your life immediately.

Physicians Formula Butter Highlighters are available from Ulta and Amazon.

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Colourpop Super Shock Highlighters

Everyone knows I love Colourpop.

The super shock highlighters are a super interesting formula that is almost a cream to powder. They are best applied with a finger, and they are unbelievably pretty.

Because these are so easy to apply with a finger, I love using them for quick and easy makeup looks, where I can tap this on the high points of my cheek. Then I can take a little more product, tap it all over my eyelid for a quick and gorgeous glow, add some mascara, and I’m all set! The easiest, prettiest eyes ever.

If you haven’t tried these (or the Colourpop Super Shock Shadows) you definitely need to! They are indescribably pretty.

Colourpop Super Shock Highlighters are available from Ulta and Colourpop.

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I hope you found this guide to the 7 most blinding highlighters helpful!

Have you tried any of these? Which is your favorite?

If you have a different favorite blinding highlight, I would LOVE to learn about that one too! Leave me a comment 🙂

xoxo, Kailey

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