8 Cruelty-free + Vegan Highlighters for Darker Ladies (and Gentlemen!)

Since Fall is around the corner, ditch the bronzer and whip out the highlighters for a sparkly change. Just remember! Gold and bronzy highlighters look best on darker skintones but you are more than welcome to try all shades~HAPPY SHOPPING!

*= VEGAN-FRIENDLY

Highlighters (2)

  1. Dose of Color Baked Highlighter in Sunkissed $28.00 (Powder)
  2. COVER FX Enhance Click in Rose Gold $18.00 (Cream) *
  3. Milani Illuiminating Face Powder in Hermosa Rose $9.99 (Powder) *
  4. NYX Bright Idea Illuminating Stick in Topaz Tan $8.00 (Cream)
  5. 100% Pure All Over Glow in Deeply Sunkissed $35.00 (Liquid) *
  6. Colourpop Highlighter in Candyman $8.00 (Powder) *
  7. COVER FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Candlelight $42.00 (Liquid) *
  8. Plain Jane Beauty Bronze it! Mosaic in Coppers & Robbers $16.50 (Powder)

Face Off: COVER FX Contour Kit VS Anastasia Beverly Hills

Highlighting and contouring tutorials are everywhere on the web. Women of all shades have put their contouring skills to the test to help women bring out their best features. Nonetheless, I believe women with darker or deep skintones have a harder time finding the right contouring palette because most contouring shades either match their skin tone or are too light.

After searching and searching, I have found two palettes that seem promising to help women of bronzy skintones achieve the contour look.

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  1. COVER FX Contour Kit $48
    1. Positives
      1. Comes in 6 shades to fit women of all shades and undertones
      2. Great for dry Skin, but other skin types could use this (cream formula)
      3. Blendable
      4. Does not contain parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs, triclosan
      5. Great for beginner to intermediate contour artists
      6. Travel-friendly
      7. Comes with a nice guide to help learn about highlighting and contouring
    2. Negatives
      1. Expensive
      2. Only comes with 4 color pans
      3. May not be the best for oily skin or combination skin
      4. Does not has an option of refilling pans

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  1. Anastasia Beverly Hills The Original Contour Kit $40.00
    1. Positives
      1. Great for oily skin types
      2. Has an option for cream formula
      3. Builable-coverage
      4. Great for beginners
      5. Travel-friendly
      6. Comes with refilling pans
      7. Has three highlighters and three contouring colors
    2. Negatives
      1. Color options are limited to shades and not undertones (light-medium/medium-tan/tan-deep or fair, light, deep for the cream formula)
      2. Might be overwhelming with the 6 different color options–however can refill your palette for a more customed kit.
      3. Does not appear to have a guide

FINAL THOUGHTS

I personally think the COVER FX Contour Kit will be better choice. This kit has the option to better match your skintone and undertone something most contour kit lack for darker, deeper women and men.

Highlighters for YOU: Dry Skin Verison

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Part 2: Highlighters for Dry Skin types!

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?

Following similiar rules to foundation, powders aren’t the best choice. You don’t want your skin looking flaky–so choose a liquid or cream highlighter.

As far as skin tones goes;

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Highlighters for YOU: Oily Skin Verison

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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;

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