Battle of the Drugstore Highlighters


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The Wet N Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder and Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter are the best highlighters in the drugstore at the moment (in my opinion) but how do they compare to each other?

The Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder comes in 9 shades for only $5.49 USD which is amazing considering the great quality. You get a decent amount of product (0.19 OZ/5.4 g) and a little goes a long way. I’d say this is more of a shimmer highlighter instead of a glittery one which many people prefer because glitter particles can sometimes look chunky and noticeable on the skin. A shimmer highlight gives off more of a healthy sheen on the skin and this highlight is buildable so you can get a blinding glow as well. Wet n Wild is a Cruelty Free brand.

The Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter comes in 4 shades for $9.99 USD and a larger amount of product (0.24 OZ/6.7 g) compared to the Wet n Wild. This highlighter is glittery, which I prefer, and is VERY blinding so a little goes a long way when applying. If you do go in with a light hand you can get a subtle glow but it is very easy to get carried away with this intense formula. The glow is gorgeous and features reflective pigments for an eye-catching chrome effect. Maybelline is NOT a Cruelty Free brand.

All and all, both of these highlighters match up to the quality of high end highlighters for less than half of the price. If you prefer a shimmery highlight, go with the Wet n Wild. If you prefer a glittery highlight, go with Maybelline. If I had to pick between the two I would go with the Wet n Wild Highlighter because it is almost half the price of the Maybelline highlighter, the quality is great and you have more shades to choose from. It is also very versatile so I can use it when I want a subtle or blinding highlight.

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