I have to admit, Milk Makeup’s Holographic Sticks are one of my biggest beauty addictions. The cosmic sheen they give my cheeks is almost too good to part from, and I have empty tubes upon empty tubes of the iconic highlighting stick piling up in my makeup drawer as we speak. So, when they released the hot pink “Stardust” holographic stick, I had to run and grab one immediately. It’s sparkle and pink hue is almost too good to be true, and I was so excited to grab one and try it out.
But, my holographic highlighting stick craze has been getting a bit out of hand and out of my budget. Just one of these costs $28, which is way out of my price range. So, what’s a glitter junkie like myself supposed to do at a time like this? Find some inexpensive dupes, of course! I’ve searched far and wide across the world wide web to find the most bargain-friendly dupes to this salmon pink highlighting stick, and now I’m revealing these money-saving, sparkling beauties to all of you! So, take a peek at these glittery goodies that will fill that shimmer-less hole in your heart (and your beauty bags).
This highlighter may be powder instead of cream, but it was all the same shimmer and millennial pink pigmentation as “Stardust.” ColourPop’s Super Shock highlighters are known for their buttery-soft, creamy texture that you’ll easily fall in love with. They’re also ridiculously hyper-pigmented, so just one swipe will have you face glowing to outer space. The shade “Parallel” will definitely not disappoint you with it’s mesmerizingly pink hue and shimmering glitter. And, it’s under $10! How could you ever beat that price? Believe me, you’re going to want to grab one of these highlighters.
NYX Cosmetics is always at the top of my lists of top bargain beauty items, and for good reason. This cream highlighter leaves a powder-like finish, similar to Milk Makeup’s “Stardust” Holographic Stick. It’s illuminating glow and shimmering finish will leave you almost as breathless as the price of this highlighter! For such a top-quality highlight, you’re only shelling out $7.99! There are eight intergalactic shades in total to check out on NYX’s Bright Idea Illuminating Stick line, and I seriously suggest checking them out for the best bargain highlight you’ve ever laid your eyes on.
Pixi by Petra blew up to be one of the biggest makeup brands of 2017 for it’s incredible line of products, and the Glow-y Powder in Light Pastel will definitely not disappoint you. This highlighter is just as shimmery and striking as “Stardust,” and has a buildable formula to play with. So, if you’re heading out to work, one swipe will give you a subtle yet seductive glow, and you can layer on more for a bright pink sheen that is perfect for your big night out. The price may be a little more than the others on this list, but it’s totally worth every penny.