What are highlighters?
Highlighters are a product, along with contouring, that allows the wearer to add depth and dimension to the face. It gives the skin a “dewy” look, if applied correctly. If applied, incorrectly (i.e applied in areas of redness), highlighters can draw attention to these problem areas. So please! Use the appropriate foundation and concealer to give you a flawless appearance.
What should I look for?
As far as skin tones goes;
- Tan to Darker tan (Rihanna or Chanel Iman) individuals should find highlighters in peaches or corals. But beware of highlighters with too much pink or frost. This will cause your skin to look chalky or ashy. Emani’s Crushed Mineral Color Dust in Peach Attitude or Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Champagne Pop.
- Moving to the Brown and Bronze (India Arie or Viola Davis) side, search for highlighters with strong gold shimmers. You can pull it off! Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light or Saleha Beauty’s famous gold highlighter in Hollywood Gold.