Given that Fenty Beauty’s Body Lava retails for $59 at Sephora and has a resale value upwards of $90, not all of us can easily achieve Rihanna’s full-body dewy perfection. However, given that summer is right around the corner, it’s time for shoulders, collarbones, knees, and noses to pop. This piece lists 5 fairly priced but gorgeous (and vegan!) body highlighters that are more readily available for those seeking out a perfect summer glow.
Holographic Stick by MILK Makeup
This highlighting stick is a favorite among “glow-seekers,” given its easy application and gorgeous multicolored glitter glow. The formula is light and long-lasting, not too greasy, and is also gorgeous as an all-over-lid eyeshadow look. Apply it to your cheekbones for a “sci-fi finish” to any summertime makeup look, or to your cupids bow to compliment glossy lips.
Bio Brightener Stick by W3LL PEOPLE
W3LL PEOPLE is a cosmetic company dedicated to creating non-toxic, eco-friendly beauty products. Their Bio Brightener Stick is an all-in-one moisturizer and highlight. In contrast to the Holographic Stick, this highlight is low-glitter but highly iridescent, making it a perfect low-effort look for the summer. Swipe it onto your cheekbones or collarbones for a natural dewy sheen, or along your brow bone to accentuate any eyeshadow look.
BECCA’s liquid highlight is ideal for anyone with dry skin, looking for heavier makeup coverage. The Shimmering Skin Perfector works best with a full face, or under your makeup base to create a “glow from within” look. The concentrated formula ensures that this liquid highlight will last you for months, giving you a blinding glow all summer long. Apply some to your cheekbone to brighten a full-face, or mix it with some lotion to a layer of shimmer to your skin. The range of hues to this liquid highlighter make it easy to find one that suits your skin tone best, to amplify your undertones and enhance your inner glow.
Feeling Younger Skin Tint by LUSH
Feeling Younger is perfect for less-experienced makeup users, looking for the “no makeup” makeup look. This lighter holographic alternative to MILK’s Holographic Stick is lightweight, extremely creamy, and easily blends out. Pair it with a moisturizer for easy application and an all-over glow, or apply on the high points of your face for a natural-looking pop. Feeling Younger is great for travel and day-wear, contained in a convenient jar that you can throw into any bag for easy access.
This last highlighter is ideal for everyday wear. NYX’s Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter has a wand for easy application, or you can use your fingers to blend the product out. This highlighter is incredibly dewy and iridescent, giving you a l0w-glitter sheen that’ll catch summer rays beautifully. Available in multiple hues, this highlighter suites a range of skin tones, depending on your preferred frostiness. This highlight is great for a full-face or on its own, for makeup lovers or newbies.