Do you remember the last time you didn't put on highlighter? I don't, because I never forget. I feel more naked without it than I would if I absentmindedly got on the subway just like I do every morning, but forgot my pants at home. Nothing — nothing! — rivals my love for a really good highlighter.
But with so many in the world — in all shapes, sizes, and formulas (liquids, creams, powders, gels...) — how am I to really know which ones are the best? I set out to find the answer by trying some of the best-selling highlighters from both drugstore and prestige beauty brands, testing formulas as budget-friendly as $10 to ones that are pushing a $50 price tag.
The result? A ton of winners I'd recommend to a friend... and some less-impressive options I might skip the next time around. My honest opinion, ahead.