With such a plethora of highlighters readily available, and new ones constantly launching, choosing the right one for your skin tone can quite confusing. If you think highlighters have nothing to do with skin tone, you’re highly mistaken! A highlighter’s sole purpose is to accentuate your features – hence, ‘highlight!’ Using the wrong shade can defeat that purpose and ruin your entire look. Not only do you have to look for the right colour, you also need to get the right undertone for your skin. To avoid making any undesirable mistakes, follow this guide to choose the perfect highlighter for your skin tone.
For Fair To Light Skin
Those on the fair side have a tough time finding the right highlighter shade. Often highlighters have warmer undertones, especially those with shades of gold, but those won’t work on fair skin. Opt for highlighters with pearlescent, icy silver or lilac tones; the light pigment will add just the right amount of radiance to the skin. Pink and blue undertones will work best for your skin!
For Olive To Medium Skin
When it comes to picking the perfect highlighter, medium skin tones have a great advantage! Most highlighters come in tones that will work well with these complexions. For the perfect radiant look, choose warm tones, with champagne or gold shades. These shades will look the most natural and give you that Instagrammable sun-kissed glow!
For Dark To Deep Skin
Dark skin gals are quite lucky; they can pull off bright and bold colours like no one else! And it’s the same when it comes to highlighter. Opt for rich, gold and highly pigmented highlighters to get that gorgeous glow! Rose gold and bronze shades, especially in liquid form, are the absolute best and look stunning on dark skin. Mix them in to your foundation for a more subtle look.