By now we are all well aware of what a great highlighter can do for a makeup look. This trend has been circling around for a few years now. Luckily for us, drugstore brands have hit the nail on the head in regards to producing some pretty toe to toe dupes to high end highlighters.
So, what is the correct highlighter for your skin tone?
Fair Skin individuals generally look best in cool-toned highlighters. Choose a silver or lilac toned highlighter. This will help to brighten a dull complexion or give a lift to the skin in a natural and healthy looking way. Think icy, pearlescent shades or ones that are marketed as iridescent.
Light to Medium skin tones are best to go with peach or rose gold tones. Champagne toned highlighters are most flattering, but depending on your complexion you can always play around with the more iridescent shades.
Medium to olive skin folks should avoid anything too silvery or cool toned. Move towards more warm tones or peach/pink shades.
Olive to dark skin beauties will have to stick to a warm highlighter to avoid a grey or dirty look. The warmth in the bronze shade ensures your skin looks fresh and glowing.
Here are 9 Goddess worthy dupes to choose from.
Becca Prismatic Amethyst vs NYX Professional Lavender Steel
This is a Duo Chromatic Illuminating Powder. This silky Powder blends like a dream for a fresh-faced look.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Marshmallow vs Makeup Revolution Golden Lights
This product is super pigmented, and you can build it up for a blinding glow. This is just as good, if not better than my high end highlighters!
The Balm Mary Lou Manizer vs e.l.f. Moonlight Pearl
This highlighter creates a radiant glow with a sheer wash of shimmering colour. This highlighter is so pretty and it’s easy to build up for a more intense highlight. BONUS – it also looks incredible when used as an eyeshadow.
MAC Cosmetics Soft and Gentle vs e.l.f. Gems
e.l.f. has hit the highlighting department spot on. This highlighter is the same formulation as mentioned in the previous dupe. For $4, it is monkey well spent.
OFRA Rodeo Drive vs L.A. Girl 50 Watt
This soft and silky powder adds a fresh glow to highlight cheeks, brighten eyes, sculpt nose, and enhance that pretty pout. It can be applied alone or over makeup for a perfect glowing complexion.
Huda Beauty Winter Solstice vs Wet ‘N Wild Mega Glo
Infused with shimmering pearl pigments, these highlighting powders give a glistening glow. These highlighters are so pigmented and so unique as well.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Crushed Pearl vs Makeup Revolution Radiant Lights
This highlighter can be applied both wet or dry for different intensities. This is a shade that will suit darker skin tones.
Becca Champagne Pop vs NYX Professional Narcissistic
This highlighter is a gorgeous champagne colour that isn’t too over the top. If you are looking for a subtle glow, this would be your choice.
Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife vs L.A. Girl 60 Watt
L.A. Girl highlighters are soft, buttery, and the glow is outstanding. This colour is absolutely striking, and lasts the entire day.