The Best Makeup Highlighter Products for Dark Skin

beauty4 years ago


Glow baby, glow! Faux-tan bronzers are taking a backseat, and making way for highlighter products that encourage us to let our natural complexions shine! With so many options to choose from, it can be hard to find the color that’s truly flattering… a lot of them used to make my skin look washed out, overly-glittery and even sometimes borderline ashy… until I discovered the secret formula for darker skin: go for the gold. Literally. Gold-toned highlighters are your friend when you’re looking for the best products to highlight darker skin and warmer undertones, and likewise, silver highlighters look great on lighter skin and cool undertones! Here are the 3 highlighter products I have in my makeup bag – I switch between them, depending on the occasion, and there’s a great highlighter for every price point:

Pat McGrath Labs


If you don't know about Pat McGrath or her limited-edition cosmetics collections, you're missing out! This is my holy grail highlighter trio, and with its limited releases that come out only once in a blue moon... it's basically worth its weight in gold.

Becca Cosmetics

Shimmering Skin Perfector® Highlighter (Topaz)

This product is my every-day highlighter... even though it's technically a powder, it's milled so fine that it feels smooth and creamy. A friend of mine introduced me to Becca highlighters a couple of years ago, and as soon as I tried it for the first time, now I recommend them everyone I know!


True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator

I picked up this one at a drugstore when I was on a weekend trip and had forgotten my makeup bag... and I was pleasantly surprised by how great it was! It's super blendable, and it serves as a great addition for your on-the-go makeup bag.


{wearing: Réalisation Par top & Gold Hoop earrings}

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