Wet Look Highlighter

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for Wet Look Highlighter.

A wet-look highlighter is a type of makeup that gives the illusion of having a wet surface. This can be done by using a water-based or oil-based liquid highlighter and then adding a clear top coat. The process is similar to that of a dry-brush highlight, but instead of using a brush, you use your fingers to apply the highlight. Here are some of our favorites.


Size: 00.6 oz/ 1.9 g·ITEM: 1911122

Color: 13 Ivory

257 Reviews


they all have that glittery look. this stuff gives you the wet look. I never touch any of my other highlighters...they just can't compare....this product in this specific color is absolutely amazing as a face highlighter! It gives a super intense wet look to your skin.

What it is: An ultra-fine shimmering powder that catches light to accent eyes, lips, and cheeks.

What Else You Need to Know: Perfect on the eyes, cheeks, and lips, this multifaceted, ultra-fine, loose highlighter powder includes pure mother of pearl pigments to add light-catching color and shine. Unique technology enables wet or dry application for a customized finish across all 18 shades.

Melt CosmeticsSexFoil Liquid Highlighter

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2477966

Color: Nova - warm bronze

23 Reviews


Looks like wet skin, but dries down fully...First liquid highlighter I’ve used which dries down fully yet stays looking like wet, glossy skin. ...Beautiful highlighter that leaves you looking glowy and wet, with zero tackiness.

What it is: A highlighter that drenches your skin with an emulsion of liquid pearl pigments to illuminate, hydrate, and add radiant dimension—because everything looks better wet.

Coverage: Light



Ingredient Callouts:
Free of parabens. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This lightweight liquid formula allows for a smooth application with a transfer-resistant finish. Wear it all over your face and body, mixed with foundation, or alone for a natural-looking glow.

REFYGloss Highlighter

Size: 0.67 oz/ 20 g·ITEM: 2473445

Color: Topaz - subtle golden undertones with a glass-like glow finish

133 Reviews


Love it, gives the wet look! Definitely will be buying again. Only comes in one color but it blends in well....Refy is slowly becoming one of my favorite brands. This highlighter is so simple yet beautiful. It gives you a wet look, so beware that a little goes a long way.

What it is: A nonstick universal formula that can be used on top of makeup or as a primer base, giving you the perfect glass-like glow.

Coverage: Light



Highlighted Ingredients:
- VITAOILS PLUS: Deeply nourishes and visibly smooths the epidermis.
- dl-α-Tocopheryl Acetate: Antioxidant vitamin E.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens. It is also vegan, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: REFY's Gloss Highlighter can be used on cheekbones, eyelids, and under brows, or on the cupid's bow, lips, and collarbones.

MAKEUP BY MARIOSoft Glow Highlighter

Size: 0.16 oz/ 4.5 mL·ITEM: 2457166

Color: Bronze - luminous bronze infused with copper that flatters medium-dark to deep skin tones

113 Reviews


Not glittery- looks wet on the skin! And best part it doesn’t enhance texture super similar to Dior’s backstage highlighter quad...Best highlighter for dry skin...BEST powder highlighter for dry skin. It looks like wet skin (even without setting spray), so smooth, not too glittery, doesn’t accentuate texture.

What it is: A creamy, weightless highlighter that illuminates and visibly smooths the appearance of skin, for a healthy, effortless, back-from-the beach glow.

What Else You Need to Know: This ultra-silky, soft-focus powder melts onto the skin and blends effortlessly. It is a transparent blend of microspheres and light-refracted pearls that leaves no visible powdery effects.

Too FacedMoon Crush Highlighter

Size: 0.24 oz / 6.8 g·ITEM: 2693091

Color: Shooting Star - champagne

22 Reviews


Natural glowing finish looks stunning and feels comfy....But if you're looking for an E-girl esque strong highlighter to give an alien ethereal look, it's awesome.

What it is: A next generation, second-skin, glossy-glow highlighter that gives a wet look finish.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and mineral oil. It is also gluten-free and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This easy-to-use powder formula leaves a radiant and luminous shimmer for a moonlit luminescence that’s out of this world. Plus, it smells like fresh crisp apples.

Danessa Myricks BeautyDew Wet Hydrating and Highlighting Balm

Size: 0.32 oz/ 9g·ITEM: 2522852

Color: Clear - transparent gloss

139 Reviews


By far my fave dew wet balm shade! It looks so pretty as a blush. Gives an amazing wet look shine. ...I would recommend this because it Look so natural and I love that it gives you the wet look on your cheeks

What it is: A highlighting, hydrating face and body balm that creates a buildable wash of shimmer.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Jojoba Oil: Moisturizing antioxidant that targets sebum production.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan and gluten-free.

HourglassAmbient® Strobe Lighting Powder

Size: 0.16 oz/ 4.53 g·ITEM: 1780006

Color: Euphoric

368 Reviews


Apply it dry with a fan or highlighter brush for a subtle sheer look or wet with a beauty blender for intense highlight...(To get the wet look, I use a dry brush and get some product on the brush, spray a bit of Urban Decay's All Night setting spray and then applying it to the cheek bones).

What it is:
A collection of illuminating strobing powders designed to sculpt the face with light, creating depth and dimension for a refined, natural-looking highlight.

What it does:
Ambient® Strobe Lighting Powders are formulated in a sheer base that’s infused with concentrated, ultra-fine mico-pearl particles in a number of sizes and refraction levels for natural-looking luminescence—without leaving a heavy metallic finish. Developed with Photoluminescent Technology it captures, diffuses, and softens surrounding light to refine the appearance of the skin.

What else you need to know:
Hourglass products are 100 percent cruelty-free.

Anastasia Beverly HillsSugar Glow Kit® Powder Highlighters

ITEM: 1993948

Color: Marshmallow/ Gumdrop/ Butterscotch/ Starburst

938 Reviews


Awesome quality! It gives you nice “wet” look that is not overpowering!...It gives it a "wet" look and makes you look so flawless!

What it is:
A set of four metallic powder highlighters for intense luminosity.

What it does:
These shades for highlighting eyes, face, and body feature a buildable metallic-lustre formula and can be applied wet or dry. Layer them together or wear separately on the face, eyes, and body. Marshmallow, Gumdrop, and Butterscotch can be worn on lips.

This set contains:
4 x Metallic Highlighting Shades in White Pearl (white gold), Gumdrop (duo chrome pink lilac), Butterscotch (honey gold), Starburst (icy pink).

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

LancômeDual Finish Multi-tasking Illuminating Highlighter

Size: 0.67 oz/ 19 g·ITEM: 1955178

Color: 04 Dazzling Bronze

67 Reviews


It gives off that wet look without me having to wet my brush. I’m 500 Suede W in the Lancôme foundation, and this shows up as a peachy gold on my skin tone, It applies smoothly and blends easily. ...What makes this more unique than other Highlighters is that it can be used dry for a subtle Illuminating effect or wet for a more intense glow.

What it is:
A dual-effect powder highlighter enhanced with light-reflecting pearls for a smooth, buildable glow.

What it does:
Available in illuminating shades for all skintones, this ultra-creamy powder highlighter melts into the skin for a brilliant highlight that doesn't cake. Its wet-dry technology allows for customized highlight and the ultimate versatility: use it dry for a subtle glow, or apply damp for a more intense result.

GivenchyPrisme Libre Loose Powder Highlighter

Size: 0.21 oz / 6 g·ITEM: 2473627

Color: 10 Organza Or - golden pink shimmer

16 Reviews


For my everyday makeup or a nice romantic date night look, this is a great option. I feel like I have glow where I need it, but it doesn’t look too intense. ...These is by far the best loose highlighter ever. It’s intense but but glittery it just looks glowing and wet.

What it is: A shimmering loose powder highlighter that combines a harmony of pink and golden tones for an immediate radiant result.



Loose Powder

What Else You Need to Know:This soft ultrafine texture offers iridescent light that instantly illuminates the complexion to highlight, sculpt and lift. The lightweight formula is endlessly buildable to create either a subtle natural look or a showstopping glow for all skintones.

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“I would say this is for people who prefer a solid reflective highlighter. 4 stars because I feel like this may not be entirely office appropriate if you are looking for something on a subtle glow from within finish”
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“Not my fav, got it instead of the rare beauty liquid highlighter and i kinda regret that decision. It is pretty runny and not as pigmented as i hoped for, more glittery than shiny”