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Top 10 Highlighters For Your Skin Tone

The Best Highlighters To Enhance Your Skin Tone

The Best Highlighters To Enhance Your Skin Tone

Get your glow on with the best highlighters that enhance your skin's natural shimmer and luminescence. Although there are certainly some occasions that call for maximum shine, these highlighters are professionally recommended and sourced by our patented algorithm to deliver a dewy glow that is certain to have you reaching maximum goddess levels. From the most porcelain complexions to the deepest hues, these 10 selections are the perfect match for any skin tone and are formulated with the right about of sparkle without a blinding shine. Sheer silvers, radiants golds, and rich burgundies color this Top 10 list with must-haves for every face. Ready your fan brushes, makeup lovers! Check out the best highlighters to enhance your skin tone. Opening image: @becca.cosmetics

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April 4, 2018

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The Rankings


RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

Our Score

BEST FOR: Porcelain skin—reach for a highlighter with silver in it if you have very fair, porcelain skin!

FUN FACT: This product is certified organic. 


Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Pearl

Our Score

BEST FOR: Porcelain skin 

LOVED FOR: Its creamy application and ability to enhance luminosity naturally 


Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact in Highlight 01

Our Score

BEST FOR: Light to medium skin tones—champagane-colored highlighters will enhance your features best!

USERS SAID: "Love this bronzer. Purchased this one year back and the compact has lasted me almost a full year. The color is great for a contouring look."


Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter

Our Score

BEST FOR: Light to medium skin tones

LOVED FOR: Its five forms of coconut including alkanes, milk, water, polysaccharides, and fragrance to hydrate and nourish while you wear 


Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Face Sculpt & Highlight

Our Score

BEST FOR: Light to medium skin tones

USERS SAID: "This is the best bronzer/highlighter I have ever used. Very natural, not orange looking on my fair to medium complexion. I look healthy and have a JLo glow."


Glossier Haloscope Highlighter in Topaz

Our Score

BEST FOR: Medium skin tones for women of color—use a gold highlighter i this is your skin tone!

LOVED FOR: Its dual-delivery formula of an outer halo infused with genuine crystal extracts and a solid core of vitamin-rich moisturizers for a hydrated finish.


Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Highlighter

Our Score

BEST FOR: Medium skin tones for women of color

FUN FACT: This highlighter is paraben-free and cruelty-free.


Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light

Our Score

BEST FOR: Medium skin tones for women of color

FUN FACT: This product is gluten-free and vegan.


Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette in Bronze Sand Edition

Our Score

BEST FOR: Deep skin tones—burgundy highlighters work best for women of color that have deep, rich skin tones!

USERS SAID: "This palette is beautiful. It can be as heavy or as sheer as you want. Even on foundation-less skin it gives a really pretty sheen." 


bareMinerals Invisible Bronze Powder Bronzer in Dark to Deep

Our Score

BEST FOR: Deep skin tones

FUN FACT: This product is made in the USA. 

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