The Best Highlighters Under £5

I have a small obsession with highlighters and with most of my collection being drugstore brands and very reasonably priced, I thought I would share my take on the best highlighters under £5.

W7 Glowcomotion

This is one of my favourite everyday highlighters. The formula is soft, creamy and sinks into the skin leaving a subtle golden glow. Also, it’s a great dupe for The Balm MaryLou Manizer.

Price – £3 – £7 for 8.5g (depending on where you buy from)

Shade range – ☆☆ (Only two shades in the glowcomotion range)

Makeup Obsession Highlight – Moon

Not for the faint of heart. It’s hard to be subtle with this highlighter when it shines brighter than my future. I love this one for nights out when I want to look super glowy. As the texture is on the powdery side I find it’s best to use a setting spray after applying. Great dupe for the Jeffree Star Skin Frost in Princess Cut.

Price – £3 for 2g

Shade range – ☆☆☆☆☆

I Heart Makeup Goddess Of Love – Illuminateur

A great pink toned highlighter that is easily buildable to match any look, day or night. The packaging alone is stunning, its one of prettiest looking highlighters I own. I Heart Makeup have a whole range of heart-shaped highlights, blushes and bronzers.

Price – £4.99 for 10g

Shade Range – ☆☆☆☆

Freedom Pro Highlight – Diffused

I use this highlighter pretty much every day to create a very natural glow. The formula is velvety to the touch and feels great on the skin, leaving a beautiful pinky glow.

Price – £3 for 7.5g

Shade Range – ☆☆☆

MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter – Golden Scintillation

I almost own the whole collection of the MUA highlighters, Golden Scintillation is my favourite of them all. Finally, a true yellow gold highlighter that looks great on my skin tone! This is my winner for the best highlighters under £5. The pigmentation is amazing, the shade range is very large and best of all it’s only £3!

Price – £3 for 7.5g

Shade range – ☆☆☆☆☆


What are your favourite highlighters? As always Links to any products mentioned can be found at the bottom of the post.

Bea xo

P.s You can notice my skin getting red and blotchy in the photos, it’s caused by me wiping away swatches and not caused by the products.

W7 Glowcomotion –

Freedom Pro Highlight –—Diffused/m-977.aspx

Makeup Obsession ––Highlight-H104-Moon/m-2193.aspx

MUA Undress Your Skin –

I Heart Makeup Goddess Of Love –—Goddess-of-Love-Highlighter/m-1116.aspx

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