We Found The Perfect Highlighter For Every Skin Type
by Bethany Lozier
If you’ve ever wanted the ultimate “glo up” but just couldn’t find the right kind of shine for your skin type, we got you. We found the best highlighters for every skin type, from light to dark and sensitive to aging. Glow on, girl!
For Every Skin Tone: Milk Makeup Holographic Stick In Mars
As far as facial highlighters go, this one takes the cake as the crown jewel of glowing highlight royalty. Milk Makeup’s Holographic Stick is so out of this world, astronauts in space will be able to see your glow!
(To buy: www.milkmakeup.com, $28)
For Fair Skin Tones: Glossier Haloscope
You should already know this brand really well if you’re a fan of millennial pink packaging! Fair skin tones, rejoice, for Glossier’s Haloscope comes in three different hues designed to give you a natural, glowing shimmer guranteed to turn heads everywhere you go.
(To buy: www.glossier.com, $22)
For Medium Skin Tones: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish In Global Glow
If you want luminous, fresh-looking skin from just one product, look no further. MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish comes in a variety of shades, but the Global Glow hue is perfect for warm to medium skin tones with its gold-flecked formula.
(To buy: www.nordstrom.com, $33)
For Dark Skin Tones: BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter In Champagne Pop
Darker skin tones need just as much shimmer and shine as the rest, and having a deeper complexion means you get to play with richer, more vibrant colors, too. BECCA’s Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter puts the spotlight on your skin with silky, blendable color guaranteed to put your best features first.
(To buy: www.sephora.com, $38)
For Sensitive Skin Types: Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearls Powder Palette
It’s hard enough trying to hard makeup that won’t irritate your super sensitive skin. Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearls Poweder Palette delivers on glowy, dewy skin without upseting your delicate pores and complexion.
(To buy: www.target.com, $9.79)
For Acne Prone Skin: Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight
There’s nothing worse than feeling your makep look and taking it all off at the end of the day to reveal a new zit or two! Highlighting your acne-prone skin may seem like an impossible feat, but Clinique’s Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlighter features an oil-free formula that won’t cause new bumps or worsen any exisitng blemishes.
(To buy: www.clinique.com, $23)
For Oily Skin Types: theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer®Highlighter, Shadow & Shimmer
With oily skin like yours, you may not think you need any kind of highlighter in your makeup arsenal, but we’re here to prove you wrong! theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer provides a matte finish sure to give you the ultimate glow even though your skin type often has you shining anyway.
(To buy: www.thebalm.com, $24)
For Combination Skin Types: Benefit Cosmetics Watt’s Up! Cream-to-Powder Highlighter
Your skin likes to keep your on your toes; one day you’re really oily, one day you’re dry, and other days you have a combination of every skin type. Luckily, Benefit’s Cream-to-Powder Highlighter allows for malleable, buildable coverage depending on the type of skin day you’re having. So go and get glowing!
(To buy: www.sephora.com, $30)
For Dry Skin Types: NARS Illuminator In Copacabana
Having dry skin means it’s extra challening to keep your makeup looking blended, natural-looking and flake-free. NARS’ Illuminator gives your skin a glowing, shining flush without looking overly shimmery. Need we say more?
(To buy: www.narscosmetics.com, $30)
For Aging Skin Types: Lancôme Cushion Highlighter
Some makeup artists caution against older skin types and highlighting, but if done right, certain highlighting formulas make skin look even younger. Lancôme’s Cushion Highlighter lets you build as much shimmer as you want without looking like a crazy disco ball. The cushion applicator also makes for a fun makeup experience.
(To buy: www.lancomeusa.com, $39)