The Best Easy-to-Use Highlighting Sticks, According to Our EditorsDecember 10, 2020
We love shimmery powders and liquid illuminators, but highlighter sticks can’t be beat for a mess-free application or an on-the-go glow. With a creamy consistency, they’re super blendable and give skin a dewy sheen in a single swipe — no tools necessary. To help you find a pocket-sized strobing stick to add to your makeup collection, we’re sharing our favorite highlighter sticks, below.
Want a radiant, lit-from-within glow? Try the Maybelline Master Strobing Stick. It comes in two stunning shades, nude and light pink. Just swipe the pigment along the bridge of your nose, cheekbones or brow bone to add dimension to your look.
If you’re feeling a little extra, grab one of these holographic highlighters. Trust us, they take the strobing effect to the next level. Formulated with ultra-fine holographic pearls, these creamy sticks give a super shimmery and multi-dimensional finish. Try shade Mermaid Armour, which has a purple tint, or Electric Invasion, which gives off a blue hue.
This glow-inducing, buildable formula never looks cakey, making it perfect for midday touch ups between video calls. The formula also offers SPF 17, which is an added bonus. (Note: You’ll still need to wear broad-spectrum sunscreen on your entire face, but this offers additional protection.)
If you’re more of a minimalist, try this translucent gel highlighter to get a natural-looking, dewy sheen. This stick is super balmy and will add a silky glow to your complexion in an instant.
For a multi-tasking product that can perfect your complexion and give it a nice glow, reach for this option from Lancôme. The dual-ended stick has a translucent end that works to blur the appearance of pores andr absorb oil. The other side, which comes in a light pink or warm beige, is a creamy, blendable highlighter that adds a subtle shimmer.
This highlighter is our go-to for an I-just-left-the-beach vibe. It has soft-focus pigments and pearlescent particles that give off a sun-kissed look. The stick comes in four shades, ranging from a light nude to a deep bronze.
One swipe of this metallic shimmer highlighter will instantly boost your skin’s radiance. It has a cream-to-powder formula that easily blends into the skin and can be used on your face or body to amp up your glow factor.