Stick Highlighters with Shimmery Finish

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Glowing skin is always in, and while a great skincare routine helps, sometimes we need a little extra push. Shimmery stick highlighter makeup makes all the difference by mimicking how natural light catches our bone structure, adding definition and brightness. 

Using Stick Highlighters

To use, trace the highlighter along the top of your cheekbones and brow bones, down the nose's center to the tip, on your lip bow, and on the center of your chin and forehead. Blend well for a natural look, enhancing your features with a shimmery, radiant finish that's perfect for any occasion.

Here are some of the top choices for stick highlighters:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Highlighter ($34)

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Highlighter offers a weightless cream formula for instant luminosity. Perfect for achieving a soft-focus effect, it glides on smoothly, blurring imperfections. Available in six shades, including a glistening peachy-pink gold with diamond reflects, it's easy to blend and buildable. Apply to the cheekbones, brow bones, and nose for a seamless, skin-perfecting glow. Ideal for both bare skin and layered makeup, it ensures a non-sticky, streak-free finish every time.

Jason Wu Beauty Opal Stick ($12)

Jason Wu Beauty's Opal Stick is an iridescent multi-use highlighter that delivers a radiant glow. This versatile stick can be applied to the eyes, cheeks, lips, and body for an instant luminous effect. Simply swipe onto desired areas and blend with your fingertips or a brush for extra shine. Its multi-faceted opal hue adds a unique, glowing touch to any look, making it a must-have for effortless, everyday radiance.

Glo Skin Beauty Skin Glow Stick Highlighter ($38) 

The Skin Glow Stick Highlighter by Glo Skin Beauty provides a silky, bronzed, and golden glow. Powered by hydrators and mica, this mineral highlighter is perfect for a glazed, illuminated finish. Available in Champagne, Rosé, and Cognac, it suits all skin types and tones. Apply to eyes, cheekbones, and high points of the face for a radiant look. Enriched with olive oil, it conditions the skin while delivering a high-impact, pearlescent glow without glitter.

Glossier Haloscope Balm Dewy Highlighter Stick ($22)

Haloscope Balm Dewy Highlighter Stick in Topaz offers a warm, golden bronze shimmer. This dewy stick by Glossier combines crystal extracts with a balm texture for a natural glow. Ingredients like rose quartz, coconut oil, and sweet almond oil provide hydration and a smooth glide. Free of parabens and other harmful chemicals, it's also cruelty-free. Ideal for a sheer, dewy sheen, it is applied to cheekbones, brow bones, and lips for a glowing finish.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($32)

Fenty Beauty's Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Starstruck, an iced-out pearl shade, offers a buildable, cream-to-powder formula suitable for all skin tones. Lightweight and blendable, it provides long-lasting shimmer without feeling heavy. This product is cruelty-free and environmentally conscious, as Fenty is phasing out magnets to reduce its impact. Apply to cheekbones, browbones, and anywhere you desire a shimmering glow for a flawless, radiant look.