The Best drugstore Highlighter | Models Own ‘Sculpt & Glow’ Highlighters

Whatever you guys are doing, PAUSE! Because I’m going to be telling you about a highlighter that is absolutely – hands down amazing! So clearly this is internet breaking news. In fact, they are very similar to the Becca shimmering perfector highlighters. I don’t like throwing around the word ‘dupe’ at least not lightly but they are very very similar!

So if you want to hear my thoughts on this highlighter (trust me you want to!), then keep reading.

Let’s dive in!

Does it work with many skin tones? Yes, they do. Both shades of this highlighter are super versatile and work on many skin tones.

Is it overly glittery? No. it doesn’t make your face appear glittery, rather it gives your cheeks bones an intense beam of light. It gives the skin more of the ‘wet’ highlighter look.


Is it too natural? Definitely not. I’m quite picky with my highlighters, if they aren’t intense I usually don’t reach for them but this highlighter is awesome and super glowy and I’m just in love!

Is it available in many shades: It comes in two shades – peach pearl and Golden sand. Both super versatile shades.

Day or night appropriate?: I wear it day and night. For those of you who like simple highlighters during the day, this might be more for night time wear.

Where is it best for applying on the face? I apply it on the cheekbones and gently over the cheeks as well.

Price: $16.99 AUD

Availability: Priceline, Models own site, Ulta beauty

Formula? The formula is smooth and buttery and just glides onto the skin. It gives the skin more of that ‘wet’ highlighter look.

Highlighter on fleek? Definitely. My highlight game always looks strong with this highlighter.

Pros: They give you an intense glow, they are affordable, smooth & buttery formula. Both shades are super versatile.

Cons: I can’t name one fault about these highlighters. I’m obsessed.

Rating: 9.9999/10 Hell it’s a 10 in my eyes!

Overall thoughts I am obsessed with these highlighters. They pretty much had me at the first use. They give you an intense glow (in a non-tacky way!) and it doesn’t look powdery or chalky on the skin. These have definitely made the holy grail list for me. I find them quite similar to the Becca shimmering perfector highlighters – and I don’t throw that around lightly. I highly recommend these highlighters!

Would I repurchase? Hell yes, I would! I’ll definitely be backing up these highlighters. I’m in love with them!


And this wraps up the post. Have you guys tried out these stunning models own highlighters? What highlighters have you been loving lately? Drop a comment, I love hearing from you guys. I hope you guys have an awesome day and I’ll see you in the next post.

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  1. Shannon

    July 10, 2018 at 8:02 am

    It seems so worth the price! I love the wet look more than the glittery look so I’ll definitely be checking this out!

    Thanks for sharing!

    SHANNON VALLE life + style blog

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 10, 2018 at 9:25 am

      I highly recommend these, you can’t go wrong with them!

  2. Zoe

    July 10, 2018 at 8:26 am

    These look lovely, I definitely need them in my life!!!

      Zoë – MammafulZo 💕 

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 10, 2018 at 9:24 am

      you do, they are the absolute best!

  3. Siobhán

    July 10, 2018 at 9:20 am

    Ok, I’m gonna have to check these out! xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 10, 2018 at 9:24 am

      You should girl, they are amazing!

  4. Shireen L. Platt

    July 10, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    Golden Sand looks really pinkish which surprises me because I expected it to be a warm golden hue because of the name.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 10, 2018 at 9:34 pm

      Oh no don’t let the name trick you, it works amazingly well on fair skin and it’s so glowy!

  5. Geniussr

    July 11, 2018 at 4:23 am

    highlighter looks great with perfect shimmer and texture.. I think golden sand would work better for me…price is super cool for that kind of product…thanks for sharing…❤️

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 11, 2018 at 10:06 pm

      They are so similar to the becca highlighters as well!

  6. jane

    July 11, 2018 at 6:32 am

    Gorgeous highlighter.
    Love the review dear
    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 11, 2018 at 10:05 pm

      Thank you for stopping by the blog!

  7. Helen C

    July 11, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Lovely blog post Bernadette! These highlighters look really promising and thanks for the helpful swatches. I think Models Own are cruelty-free, I might do some googling! Your clean, sleek blog photography is gorgeous too. 🙂 xx

    Helen | Helen’s Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 11, 2018 at 10:05 pm

      Thank you! They are such an awesome brand, it isn’t easy to find amazing drugstore highlighters but these are incredible

  8. Meredith Christine

    July 11, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    That peach pearl color is soooo nice!


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 11, 2018 at 10:02 pm

      And so flattering on fair skin tones

  9. Danielle Alexa

    July 11, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    I am going to have to try these out, I have been on the market for a good drugstore highlighter!

    Danielle xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 11, 2018 at 10:01 pm

      I highly recommend them! They are the absolute best!

  10. Yiota

    July 12, 2018 at 4:45 am

    I haven’t tried anything from this brand but I would love to try Golden Sand, looks like a beautiful pink shade! x


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 12, 2018 at 4:57 am

      I highly recommend the brand, their products are incredible!

  11. Fads A

    July 12, 2018 at 9:54 am

    Lovely shades of highlighter! I’d go for Golden Sand, it’ll probably look so good under the sun.

    Love, Fads | The Ästron

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 12, 2018 at 9:25 pm

      It really does, your skin beams!

  12. Natasha

    July 12, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    I’ve never tried these but highlighter is probably my favourite makeup step and I love the Becca ones, so I might need to give them a go. Thanks for sharing and saving me money haha x

    Natasha / xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 12, 2018 at 9:24 pm

      These ones are definitely similar to the becca ones only they don’t look textured on the skin

  13. Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

    July 12, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    I wish we had this brand in Canada, I would love to try them out.

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 12, 2018 at 9:23 pm

      I know it’s an international brand but you never know they could bring it to canada.

  14. Lily

    July 12, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    The formula of this sounds amazing ( I love anything soft and buttery) and the shades look beautiful!

    Lily Loves |

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 12, 2018 at 9:22 pm

      The formula is SO SIMILAR to the becca highlighters only of course a fraction of the price.

  15. Em

    July 14, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    These looks stunning. I need to go on a hunt for these and see if we have them in the UK!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 15, 2018 at 7:11 am

      You definitely do, it’s a UK brand so I’m sure you’ll find them.

  16. Charline Steuckers

    July 14, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    Wow, sounds great! It’s always nice when you find out about a good drugstore (or affordable) makeup item that beats all the high end ones in your collection. I hope they will bring out more shades after seeing that they are so popular! I’ve never actually tried anything from the brand so this should be interesting…

    Love, Charline | Charline Has a Blog

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 15, 2018 at 7:10 am

      I know! I struggle to find amazing highlighters in the drugstore but these ones are incredible and the shades are so versatile on lots of skintones.

  17. leanne page

    July 15, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    These sound incredible! I will add them to my list xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 16, 2018 at 4:14 am

      You will become obsessed! Before I used them I knew I’d love them just by looking at them in the pan.

  18. Sam | Violet Hollow

    July 15, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    I love the look of both shades! I have tried much from Models own but these look stunning! I will be sure to check them out x

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 16, 2018 at 4:12 am

      These are seriously the best! I can’t say enough good things about them!

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