How to choose the perfect highlighter for your skin

We’ve been telling you in every possible way by now, your life needs a highlighter. We also realized that the crazy amount of products available on the market might make it very hard to choose the perfect highlighter for your skin tone. So, here is a practical guide to find your match, your soulmate in glow, to never let go.

fair-skinLet’s start with our snow-white skinned friends, among which is included yours truly. This kind of complexion works very well with anything pearl-hued, ice-hued, holographic products or anything in a very pale, champagne shade. It is absolutely forbidden for you to even get close to anything with a red or warm undertone, in order to avoid the I-just-had-a-run-on-a-treadmill effect. If you really want to give your face some warmth, you can apply your highlighter on top of a layer of coral-coloured blush (or buy NARS’s Orgasm blush, which will give you both effects in one!)

Laura Geller 20th Anniversary Easy Illuminating Stick - Diamond Dust
RMS Beauty Living Luminizer
NYX Cosmetics Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder
Lime Crime Cosmetics HI-LITE Opals
Benefit High Beam
Kevyn Aucoin The Neo-Limelight - Ibiza  
Rituel de Fille Rare Light Luminizer

medium-and-olive-skinThe middle category gets a green light for anything with golden or peach tones. In summer, you can use them on your cheekbones as well as a lightweight eyeshadow, to create a perfect ton-sur-ton effect which will look great when moving from the shore to happy hour. To bring out your tan, go for highlighting bronzers, applying them generously on your décolleté before you go out at night.

Becca Limited Edition Shimmering Skin Perfector - Champagne Pop
Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit - Ultimate Glow
Jouer Cosmetics Powder Highlighter - Skinny Dip
Stila All Over Shimmer Duo Powder - Kitten
Becca x Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette
Huda Beauty 3D Highlight Palette

dark-skinDark skin is perfect to have fun and play with rich highlighter tones, like rose gold and bronze. It is very important to choose highly pigmented products if you do this, and stay away from anything that is too fair or whose color is too cold and icy: this might end up looking just like a layer of dust that will wash you out instead of making your face glow, as highlighter should. To avoid this problem, add a little liquid highlighter to your foundation, this will give you a very natural and soft effect, and it won’t just be perfect for partying… It will also be good for going to work!

Iconic London Illuminator
Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
Benefit Sun Beam
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit
Becca Champagne Collection Shimmering Skin Perfector Slimlight

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