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Top 10 Highlighter Sticks

Add Some Shimmer and Shine to your Look with these Ten Best Highlighter Sticks

Add Some Shimmer and Shine to your Look with these Ten Best Highlighter Sticks

Time to shake and shimmer, because we’re here to show you the top ten highlighter sticks out there right now. The uses for highlighter sticks are numerous: Swipe them on naked eyelids for a shimmery pop of color, use on your cheekbones to define and contour, apply to lips for a glossy finish… there are many ways to enjoy the varied charms of highlighter sticks. If you’ve never really used them before, there’s no time like the present so take our expert picks into consideration and get ready to glow. 

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June 23, 2016

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The Rankings


Glossier Haloscope

Our Score

If you’re not yet hip to Glossier, it’s time to start. The trendy makeup chain’s products rarely miss, and this highlighter will leave you dewy and glowing but never oily. 


Flower Glisten Up Highlighter Chubby

Our Score

Add a bit of sparkle to your day and to your face when you use this luminous highlighter that feels super lightweight and glides on easily. 


Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminizing Wand

Our Score

Quench and nourish your skin with argan oil in this nifty highlighter stick with crystals infused with luster pigments to hold light exactly where you want it: Directed straight at you. 


Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color

Our Score

Perfect for use on your lips and cheeks, this dual-purposed highlighter stick that is designed to blend in with the best of them. 


Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight

Our Score

Bring your gorgeous features to attention by highlighting them with this glowing little stick of wonder that’s a great tool for mastering contouring. 


Benefit Cosmetics Girl Meets Pearl

Our Score

Smooth skin with the help of raspberry in this sweet-smelling highlighter that also uses chamomile and sesame seed oil to moisturize. 


Marc Jacobs Beauty Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator

Our Score

You know you can trust hundreds of five-star reviews. Give this impressive highlighter the respect it deserves and swipe over your features to add a sparkly, luminous glow. 


Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Radiant Touch

Our Score

Immediately erase any signs of a long night out and brighten up your complexion in this award-winning highlighter that comes in a wide variety of shades to flatter anyone. 


Nars The Multiple Stick

Our Score

Totally multipurpose, you can use this one on your lips, cheeks and body for highlighting and shimmering color wherever you decide you need it the most. Or put it everywhere— that also works. 


Benefit Cosmetics Watt's Up Cream-to-Powder Highlighter

Our Score

Get a soft-focus effect when you use this luminous highlighter that needs to be used to accentuate and defines your cheekbones, stat. 

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