Highlighter has become a staple of any good beauty kit. It is super versatile and can brighten even the sallowest of winter skin. But could you take your highlighter game to a whole new level?
Applying highlighter may seem like a no-brainer. But you wouldn’t slap on any shade of foundation or concealer and expect it to look perfect, right?
Same goes for highlighter. Yes, most are universally flattering to some degree. But choosing the best highlighter shade for your skin tone can make magic happen.
Highlighter is multi-use makeup at its best. Its main trick is bringing life to the complexion, but it is also handy for brightening dark circles, and used as eyeshadow or lip color. Some women like to combine a bit of highlighter with their foundation for added glow, or use the strobing technique.
Let’s take a look at the variety of highlighter shades, plus the best products to provide instant radiance to any skin tone.
How to Choose the Best Highlighter Shade for Your Skin
Fair Skin: If you are in the alabaster to porcelain range, the lightest highlighters are your go to. These beauties add luminous glow without going too ’70s makeup shimmer effect.
Tata Harper Very Illuminating Highlighter
Medium Skin: You know those pink toned highlighters you see? Super flattering on medium skin tones. Give one of them a try.
Vapour Stratus Instant Skin Perfector
INIKA Light Reflect Highlighting Crème
Dark Skin: Think bronzer is your only option? No way! Highlighter with a copper or golden hue rocks darker skin tones.
Alima Pure Highlighter in Dolce
All Skin Tones: Wishing for a highlighter that suits all tones and livens up skin like nothing else? RMS Beauty has come out with a brand new highlighter to do just that. Master Mixer offers a rose gold luminosity that looks great on everyone. Use on eyes, cheeks, lips, body…your call.
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