Proof That A Cheap $5 Highlighter Can Make You Feel Really Pretty

HIGHLIGHTING our faces has become a very popular makeup trend over the past couple of years and it’s a technique still going strong.

Why wouldn’t we want to always look like we were born with DEWY and ILLUMINATED skin??

As most of my readers and clients (and friends) know, I ALWAYS love a good makeup bargain. Why would you ever WANT to pay more for a makeup product if you didn’t really have to.

Most of my highlighters are actually fairly pricey at over $25 or more. Don’t ask me why.

I guess I used to think that cheap highlighters would be too glittery and make me look like a cheap disco ball instead of soft and shimmery.

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Wet N’ Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder, $4.99

But recently I realized that’s not the case.

So when I was in Ulta, I actually Googled to find a good “cheap highlighter” just to see what would pop up.

This is what popped up with almost a perfect 5 star rating with over 200 reviews…Wet N’Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder.  You can’t deny a great star rating like that.  Sadly when I ran through the aisles to find it, once I came upon the WNW area, there were only 2 left of this powder.  Which told me one thing, it must be reeeally good if they’re that low on stock!!  (Online, they show 7 shades to choose from for reference.)

Luckily though, the color Blossom Glow was there and it looked like the prettiest neutral champagne pink shade.  And I thought at 5 bucks, what did I have to lose??

I couldn’t WAIT to try this product on right when I got home. I ripped off the seal and immediately rubbed my finger into the ultra pearly finish powder and patted it right on top of my cheekbones and BAM!! Immediate highly pigmented radiant glow!!

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I could’t believe my eyes as to how quickly it took away my dull skin tone and bumped it up to a megawatt glow!!

In no time, I then continued to add it to my cupids bow of my upper lip, down the bridge of my nose, and into my tear duct area.   I felt immediately prettier and lit from within, and I didn’t even need to put it on a credit card because I had a $10 bill in my wallet!!

Now even though I used my finger to apply this product on the first day I opened it because I was SO excited, I DO have a favorite highlighting brush from Morphe that I blogged about in this makeup brush guide post.)

Lesson learned : Don’t judge a book by its cover.  In my head I’ve always deemed Wet N’ Wild as that 80’s-90’s cheap brand I played with when I didn’t really know what I was doing with makeup or we bought it for me to wear to dance recitals and that was it!!  Now, not gonna judge an inexpensive makeup product/brand until I actually USE it!!

 Do you use a highlighter?  If so, what is your favorite cheap highlighter? 

Here are a few other lovely luxury priced ones I own : Charlotte Tilbury, It Cosmetics, + Benefit.