How to Find the Right Highlighter for Your Skin Tone

How to Find the Right Highlighter for Your Skin Tone

The struggle to find the right highlighter for your skin tone is real. It’s hard to match a shade with the rest of your makeup, and it can be even more difficult when you have darker skin. Thankfully, I’m here with a guide that will help you find the perfect color.

There are so many highlighters on the market, how do you know which one is right for you? Whether your skin tone leans more towards porcelain or ebony, we have a highlighter that will make your face glow. The best way to find out what color of highlighter suits your skin tone is to look at the undertone of your natural skin – does it appear pink or peach? If so, then try our golds and peaches. Do you have golden undertones? Then go for our apricot and bronze shades. Alternatively, if you’re lucky enough to be blessed with olive-toned skin, then opt for our rose or green hues.

The best highlighters for different skin tones

Sometimes it can be hard to find the right highlighter for your skin tone. However, some tips will help you find a perfect match. This is a guide to finding the best highlighter color for your skin tone:

  • Find out what kind of undertones you have in your skin by looking at pictures of celebrities with similar complexions as yours
  • Once you know which undertone category matches your own, use one of the following colors: golds and peaches for warm undertones; pinks and lavenders for cool undertones; or oranges and browns for neutral tones.

highlighter colorWe all know that highlighting can be tricky. The shades you choose have to match your skin tone and, even then, they can sometimes make you look like a disco ball.

Using a highlight on dark skin

It can be challenging to find a good highlight color for dark skin, but you should know some tips and tricks.

The first step is finding a highlighter that compliments your skin tone. The most common mistake people make when applying highlighters is using one shade too light or too dark. It’s also wise to avoid anything with gold because it may create an orange hue on brown skin tones. You want something that matches the natural yellow undertones of your complexion, so you’ll want bronzing powder instead of blush which has pink.