10 Celeb-Proven Highlighters Perfect For Dark Skin Tones
Nothing completes your look like a bit of highlighter, and a hydrated, sun-kissed glow looks especially gorgeous on dark skin tones. Ahead, you'll find 10 amazing highlighters, ranging from celebrity favorites to cult classics that'll make strobing easier and more affordable than ever.
Jordyn Woods: Mineralize Skinfinish in Global Glow by MAC, $33
Sunkissed socialite Jordyn Woods is no stranger to the spotlight, or the highlight, for that matter. You may have seen her in Kylie Jenner’s Snapchat feed (they’re best buds), but last year, she came onto the scene in her own right as a curve model for modeling agency Wilhelmina and became known for her love of highlighters. Check out her everyday makeup tutorial from Coveteur. Her highlighter secret? “I always add a little to the tops of my cheeks, to my nose, corner of my eyes and under my brow bone.” And her go-to product is Mineralize Skinfinish in Global Glow by MAC.
To buy: $33, Macys.com.
Beyoncé: L’Oreal Paris Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer, $12.95
Even Queen Bey can glow like a goddess without spending more than $15! Beyoncé's trusty makeup artist Sir John explained in an interview with ELLE that he uses L'Oreal Paris' Magic Lumi Infusing Primer on around the edges of the face to create a radiant and dewy look.
to buy: $13, Walmart.com
Gugu Mbatha-Raw: Burberry Highlight Palette in Pure Gold, $72
Gugu Mbatha-Raw is the latest starlet to catch our attention on the red carpet. Her makeup artist Nick Barose indulged us in a sneak peek of his behind-the-scene magic, sharing his secret weapon: The stunning Burberry Highlight Palette in Pure Gold. While it’s not the exact match (keep your eyes peeled soon for that one) Burberry’s Limited Edition Runway Palette in Gold is a good substitute, though way pricey at $72.
To buy: $72, Burberry.com
Zendaya: CoverGirl TruBlend Contour Palette, $10
Zendaya is here to help us save money and find new ways to use the products we might already have. The multi-talented actress-singer-dancer-designer revealed that she uses the champagne shades of the CoverGirl TruBlend Contour Palette on her cheeks to capture the light in all the right places.
to buy: $10, Walmart.com
Chrissey Teigen: Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector, $38
Chrissy Teigen's tan and shimmery complexion makes her look like she spent an entire day laid out by the beach. Celebrity Makeup Artist Samuel Rauda revealed that he swipes Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector (available in 5 super-pigmented shades) along her cheekbones to bring our her killer features.
to buy: $38, Sephora.com
Kourtney Kardashian, Tarte Styled by Hrush Palette, $30
When you have smooth brown skin like Kourtney Kardashian, transforming into a bronzed goddess takes seconds. And although we can’t always make it to Hrush Achemyan‘s (Kardashian Clan-approved makeup artist) super exclusive master classes, she let us in on a little secret. She uses the mix of shimmery and matte shades in her Tarte Styled by Hrush Palette to sculpt and highlight Kourtney’s cheekbones and the bridge of her nose for a face that’s always camera ready.
To buy: $30, Ulta.com
Skai Jackson, Diamond Glow Powder in ‘Conceited,’ $27
She may be young, but actress, model and overall cool girl Skai Jackson is already ruling the fashion and beauty game. To bring out her youthful features, red carpet expert Allison Noelle uses the cult favorite Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder in the shade ‘Conceited‘ to brighten up Skai’s skin after a long week of shooting.
to buy: $27, artistcouture.com
Gabrielle Union: Fiona Stiles Light Illusion Prism Palette, $28
Celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles’ secret to making Gabrielle Union’s complexion glow is one of her own creations: the Fiona Stiles Light Illusion Prism Palette. The handy palette (which includes a trio of highlighter, blush, and contour) is key in creating everyday glam looks.
to buy: $28, fionastiles.com
Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Skinfinish Mineralize Powder from MAC, $33
Little Mix singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock loves shining on and off the stage. For a night out, her makeup artist Krystal Dawn highlighted the girl-band beauty with MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish, glow,baby, glow.
to buy: $33, maccosmetics.com
Brandy: Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit, $40
Etienne Ortega, the makeup artist responsible for dolling up the likes of Becky G, Kendall Jenner and Ashanti uses the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit to make Brandy the center of attention at big events. His favorite shade? Golden bronze!
to buy: $40, anastasiabeverlyhills.com