Believe it or not, I wasn’t a “highlighter person”—as in the friend who
will apply another coat of luminizing powder to the *high points of their face* whenever they have a spare second—until some time last year. I thought it was a waste of
my precious morning time (and that it drew unnecessary attention to my pores) until I learned how to apply
it. Now I’m one of them and can’t get enough.
But, like many other makeup
products, highlighter prices can get steep. So, when Instagram user @babyaddi6 shared
that her favorite luminizers cost only $1, as Allure first reported, I, along with 9,000 other
Instagram users, stopped everything to listen.
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Here are her dollar picks destined to get you glowing—along with additional offerings that look promising—all available on the online dollar beauty store (yes, it’s a thing) Miss A. Happy strobing!
Glitz & Glam Eyeshadow Pigment ($1)
Swipe some of this loose pigment (a little goes a long way) on your lids and along your cheekbones for a serious highlight that pulls the whole look together.
AOA Wonder Baked Highlighter ($1)
As shown in her Instagram post (be sure to scroll through above!), this option, along with any other dry powder, can be used as-is out of the pan for a more subtle glow, or
wet (use a damp brush when applying) for a vibrant finish.
L. A. Color Shimmering Loose Eyeshadow ($1)
Available in every color of the rainbow, these shadows pack a punch, so be careful when applying with the built-in brush. But at $1 a pop, you can also feel free to get creative.
Amuse Glamour Glow Highlighter ($1)
Customer reviews say this highlighter has amazing pigment that rivals high-end options. “They’re all creamy and beaming,” one customer writes. Where do we sign?
Amuse Highlighter & Bronzer Sticks ($1)
Easy to keep in your makeup bag for on-the-go touch-ups, these concentrated sticks deliver a deep bronze glow or ethereal luminosity depending on which you choose.
e.l.f. Essential Shimmering Facial Whip in Lilac Petal ($1)
This liquid formula is ideal for mixing into your daily foundation or BB cream for a hint of radiance without going over the top.
Illuminate and Bronze Highlighters ($1)
These just look like they belong at a Bloomingdales’ counter, right?