You can never have too much highlight, right? Wrong. Contrary to popular YouTube tutorials, highlighter should be used to do exactly what it says on the packaging – highlight the high points on your face. It’s not an all-over product, and it’s certainly not a one-colour-fits all. Your highlighter should create a “glowing from within” effect, and using the right product is vital. The right shade will make it seem like you’ve got some otherworldly skin, which is the kind of beauty content your IG following signed up for. Here are our top tips on how to highlight for different skin tones.
Highlight for Different Skin Tones
If you’ve got fair skin, stick to shades ranging from pearlescent whites to light pinks. Using anything too dark or warm can make your skin tone look uneven or your makeup look appear ‘muddy’. Not a result! Lighter, more pearly shades will accentuate your complexion by adding just a subtle radiance.
If your skin is olive to medium toned, you’ve got a lot more room to play when it comes to shade options. Go for peachy hues and gold-bronze colours, which will complement your natural skin tone. Just be careful – opting for a shade that’s too light will look unnatural and could make your skin appear ashy.
The light, pearly colours that suit fair skin tones have the opposite effect on darker skin. Going too light will make your skin look dry and washed out rather than giving that lit-from-within glow. Rather go for rose golds and bronze shades. Even better if the formula is packed with pigment or comes in a liquid form.
These easy-to-wear shades and formulations will work on just about any skin tone. The secret is just to blend, blend and blend some more, so that the product becomes part of your skin, instead of just being on your skin.
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