These Stocking Stuffers From Sephora Give Highlighter-Lovers So Many Ways to Glow
If you want to put a real glow on a makeup-lover's face this year — both with your thoughtful gift and because of it — then it's time to get serious about stocking some highlighters for their stockings. We've picked out 26 options from Sephora to give them so many ways to shine. Whether they're into a dramatic holographic shimmer or something a bit more subtle, there are pressed powder and loose powder sparkles to get the job done. This beauty gift list includes liquid drops, solid sticks, and even a jelly for dewy skin, too.
When you let the highlight of their stockings be an actual highlighter from Sephora, they'll be lit from within on Christmas morning. In fact, you won't even be able to tell if that glow is flushed excitement . . . or if they already swiped the product out of the stocking and swept it on their faces.
Flip on your high beams, and cruise through these Sephora gift ideas for highlighter-lovers ahead. These light-reflecting products will give them such radiance that you'll soon be glowing in self-satisfaction at your present-picking savviness, too.
Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops
If you're unsure about which highlighter to choose, the 1,600-plus reviews and 220,000 loves at Sephora are one big body of evidence in support of the Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops ($42). Pick one of seven colors and they'll find several ways to use it, from adding a few drops to foundation to building up to an intense contouring glow.
Milk Makeup Holographic Stick Mini
The Milk Makeup Holographic Stick Mini ($15) is a stocking stuffer that's out of this world — actual meteorite powder serves as the gray base for all three shades, and that's what makes the pearls in the purply holographic Supernova, golden peach Mars, or pink Stardust shades really pop.
Becca Glow on the Go Highlighter Set
Whether they are one of the many, many fans of Becca highlighters or just curious about testing one out, the Becca Glow on the Go Highlighter Set ($20) offers travel-size options in the bestselling Opal hue. There's both a liquid and powder version included so they can see which type they love the most (perhaps for next Christmas).
Urban Decay Mother of Dragons Highlighter Palette - Game of Thrones Collection
The series may be over (for now), but if someone you love is still Game of Thrones-obsessed, the Urban Decay Mother of Dragons Highlighter Palette ($36) is a sweet treat to tide them over until a prequel finally happens. It comes with a Drogon (frosted pink) color, a Viserion (metallic golden nude) hue, and a Rhaegal (metallic bronze) shade.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Pigments
It's not like you're giving them a bottle of glitter in a stocking . . . but it's not like you're not either. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Pigments ($22) is a lightweight highly concentrated pigment powder that leaves a pearlescent shimmer as highlighter, or even as eyeshadow, too.
Too Faced Gingerbread Sugar Kissable Body Shimmer
Yes, the Too Faced Gingerbread Sugar Kissable Body Shimmer ($32) tastes like gingerbread and can highlight their whole body. Need we say more?
Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Highlighter and Balm Duo
This two-sided stick is twice as nice in a stocking. The Pat McGrath Labs Skin Fetish Highlighter and Balm Duo ($48) has a transparent balm side that adds a soft, dewy glow, and then there's a choice of three different creamy highlighter colors — copper, champagne, or gold — for subtle illumination.
Inc.redible You Glow Girl Iridescent Jelly
The unique texture of the Inc.redible You Glow Girl Iridescent Jelly ($12) goes on wet (as its name implies), and quickly dries to be not at all sticky (as its name may also suggest). Best yet: All four colors offer a light-catching glow that can be subtle or bright.
Sephora Collection What a Gem! Crystal Face Palette
Is this the beauty-lovers' version of a new package of crayons? The Sephora Collection What a Gem! Crystal Face Palette ($14, originally $28) has five different highlights to try out (alongside three blushes and two bronzers) so imagine the masterpieces.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
The creamy Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter ($36) can practically melt into the skin, while snow is melting outside. Some offer two colors (for day and night) while others — like this Trophy Wife — just pick one to shine. Perhaps slide one of Fenty's top-rated highlighting brushes into a stocking, too?
Natasha Denona Mini Diamond and Glow Cheek Duo
The stocking-stuffer-size Natasha Denona Mini Diamond and Glow Cheek Duo ($19) has a creamy pressed powder for a crystal glow and a "Duo Glow" color, which gets that name because it looks pink here . . . but shifts into a slightly green tint to highlight the apples of their cheeks later on.
Benefit Cosmetics Dandelion Twinkle Highlighter Mini
This Benefit Cosmetics Dandelion Twinkle Highlighter Mini ($16) set offers a baby brush tucked into a mirrored case. Now they can see and sweep on the sheer pink highlighter on the go‚ and there's even a sweetly floral scent as well.
Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder
Well, the Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder ($21) offers 18 highlighter shades to choose from — and, while that includes traditional metallic and pinky options, there are also bolder colors like Anthracite Black and Ultramarine to gift as well.
Perricone MD No Makeup Highlighter
To be honest, there are probably people that this appeals to just for its name alone. A few drops of the Perricone MD No Makeup Highlighter ($35) can create a subtle, natural glow, as it has a natural brightener — Chinese Ginger Plant extract — and no glitter inside.
Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Highlighting Palette
If your loved one loves gold, how about a different kind of gold bar? The Charlotte Tilbury Bar of Gold Highlighting Palette ($58) offers all-day radiance with rose gold, copper gold, and regular gold shades to highlight and illuminate their features.
Trèstique All Over Starlighter Powder Highlight Stick
The Trèstique All Over Starlighter Powder Highlight Stick ($18) goes on silky smooth and subtle but can easily be built up using just the stick (or their fingers) to do so. It's easy to use and fits so easily into a stocking, too.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter
There are more than 5,000 reviews and 410,000 loves on Sephora for the award-winning Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter ($22-$38). Add one of the 12 standard-size compacts ($38) to a stocking, or choose from five minis instead ($22).
Guerlain Goldenland Météorites Highlighting Powder Pearls
Why not make a stocking-stuffer splurge with these Guerlain Goldenland Météorites Highlighting Powder Pearls ($65)? There are four types of tiny iridescent and matte pearls enriched with diamond powder that all come together to add a glow to your face, or for an all-over radiance when they swirl the recommended brush ($40) in the jar.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Loose Highlighter Set
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Loose Highlighter Set ($48) is like three (times infinity) gifts in one as the colors can be combined with each other or with their existing products. The result? Something that's pretty sweet for a fancy New Year's Eve, or night out on the town.
Nudestix Nudies Blush N' Glow Duo
This Nudestix Nudies Blush N' Glow Duo ($45) comes with two full-size Nudies with balm on one side and a brush on the other (set valued at $64). There's a pearly one that's great on the high points of the face and a rosy one to give cheeks a glow.
Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow to Go Highlight and Contour Palette
With two highlighters and a contour powder, the Tarte Tarteist PRO Glow to Go Highlight and Contour Palette ($19) can blend and build into a dramatic look, with Amazonian clay inside to make it last.