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August 09, 2018 8:33 am

Whether your skin is dry, oily, or somewhere in-between, the summer season is all about getting that J.Lo glow. This is the time to make your skin glisten from the inside and out, which is why we’ve rounded up 19 of our favorite liquid highlighters.

Give your skin some radiance with products from Becca Cosmetics to Lancôme to Maybelline. At every price point, there’s a little something for everyone.

1Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter

Becca Cosmetics $41 SHOP NOW

This liquid highlighter gives off a dazzling glow, especially if you want a subtle shimmer.

2Lancôme Custom Highlight Drop

Lancome $35 SHOP NOW

Mix this product with your foundation or add a few drops to the places you want to highlight.

3Estée Lauder Doublewear Highlighting Cushion Stick

Nieman Marcus
Estee Lauder $42 SHOP NOW

This twist-up liquid illuminator has a cushion applicator that’s great for touch-ups.

4Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Glow Highlighter

Anastasia Beverly Hills $25 SHOP NOW

ABH is known for its glow kits, but this liquid highlighter is one of its best-kept secrets.

5Make Up For Ever Star Lit Liquid Highlighter

Make Up For Ever $24 SHOP NOW

Highlight your eyes and cheeks with this luminous liquid highlighter. We love that it looks like nail polish—so chic!

6Maybelline Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter

Maybelline $7.94 SHOP NOW

This strobing liquid illuminator is perfect for creating a lit-from-within glow.

7MAC Strobe Cream Hydrant


This two-in-one moisturizer and liquid highlighter has been around for quite some time, but now it’s available in five diverse shades.

8Clinique Up-Lighting Liquid Highlighter

Clinique $28 SHOP NOW

This fragrance-free highlighter is perfect sensitive skin types. You’ll get that glow without having to compromise the health of your skin.

9NYX Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator


This affordable liquid illuminator option gives glistening skin in no time.

10YSL Touche Eclat Glow Shot Liquid Highlighter


This YSL liquid highlighter is definitely bougie, but it’s worth every penny.

11Iconic London Illuminator

Iconic London
Iconic London $44 SHOP NOW

This illuminator took over YouTube and Instagram in the beauty community, so you know it’s good.

12Laura Geller Dew Dreamer Illuminating Drops

Ulta Beauty
Laura Geller $32 SHOP NOW

These liquid illuminating drops will give you glowing skin. Just like the brand’s fan-favorite powder highlighters, these are sure to be a makeup staple.

13Smashbox Petal Metal Shimmer Drops

Smashbox $32 SHOP NOW

This limited-edition liquid highlighter is a part of the Smashbo x Petal Metal collaboration with makeup artist Vlada Haggerty (@vladamua). Its weightless formula will add sparkle into your life.

14Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Skin Liquid Highlighter

Kevyn Aucoin $52 SHOP NOW

This luxurious hydrating gel-cream is the only thing you need to get glistening skin.

15CoverFX Custom Enhancer Drops

Cover FX $42 SHOP NOW

The liquid drops that started it all. These enhancer drops are available in nine shades (including two bronzers), so you can easily customize the amount of shimmer you want.

16L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion

L'Oreal $11.99 SHOP NOW

For under $20, this liquid highlighter will have you looking like a golden goddess.

17Wet n Wild MegaGlo Hello Halo Liquid Highlighter

Wet N Wild $4.68 SHOP NOW

Infused with skin savers like murumuru seed butter, grapeseed oil, and vitamin E, this illuminator will give you a gorgeous glow. We love the wand applicator, too.

18Sol De Janeiro Glow Oil

Sol De Janeiro $35 SHOP NOW

With this glow oil, less is more. This highlight offers the perfect amount of shine without being too over-the-top.

19Kat Von D Beauty Metal Crush Liquid Highlighter

Kat Von D Beauty $25 SHOP NOW

Have some fun with your makeup this summer with these celestial-colored highlighters.

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