We Found The Perfect Highlighter For Your Complexion

The perfect finish to any beauty look is a good highlight! Find the best highlighter for your complexion to have a healthy, luminous glow all year round.

Highlighter, woman wearing highlighterphoto credit: Alvaro Goveia

Are you using the right highlighter for your skin tone?

The secret to an instant, healthy-looking glow – highlight, highlight, highlight! We all know that a good highlighter is the perfect addition to any beauty look, but it’s also important to use the correct shade for your skin tone.

It’s true: The right highlighter can do wonders for your face, that is, if you’re using the right one. Pearl and champagne radiate best on fair skin, while light to deep gold shades enhance medium to dark skin. As for an overall face glow, “blush and highlighter make a perfect pair,” says David Vincent, international makeup artist for Lise Watier. (Find the most flattering blush for your cheeks.)

It’s time to allow the tops of your cheekbones to say hello to highlighter with our favourite picks that will best suit your skin tone.

Highlighter for fair skin

Highlight, fair skin tonesphoto credit: Geoffrey Ross

Top off your beauty look with a highlighter that will enhance your best features, leaving your high-points with a subtle luminous sheen that won’t go unnoticed.

Quo Illuminating Palette, $22 at Shoppers Drug Mart stores.

Highlighter, fair skin tonephoto credit: Geoffrey Ross

This highlighting stick brings warmth to your complexion due its pink hue, for a soft overall glow. It’s effortless, creamy application makes this the perfect product for those on-the-go makeup days.

Lise Watier Lumistick Illuminating Highlighter in Pearl, $36 at thebay.com. 

Highlighter for medium to dark skin

Highlighter, for medium to dark skin tonesphoto credit: Geoffrey Ross

With just one swipe, it’s cream texture will give you a beautiful glow in just seconds. Plus, since this product is water-proof it’ll last you all day without any touch-ups.

Annabelle Perfect Cream Highlight in Lustrous Gold, $10 at annabelle.com.

Highlighter, for medium to dark skinphoto credit: Geoffrey Ross

For the golden goddess in you, this is the highlighter to have in your makeup bag. Delivering intense colour, this product will highlight your best features and leave a natural shimmer worthy of a night on the town.

Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color Highlighter in H-106, $29 at sephora.com.

Originally Published in Best Health Canada