Love to get your cheekbones popping? Well, you have landed at the right place! So in the makeup world, there are two types of makeup geeks in the world- one, who love to highlight their high points, and second are the one’s who DON’T! If you belong to the first category, you’d know how a swish of a highlighter elevates your overall makeup look! However, you must pick the right one basis your skin tone, skin type and obviously, the look you are going for!
Are you buying the right highlighter palette? Well, one highlighter doesn’t do all the jobs… But, different hues will help you get that perfect glow based on your skin tone. Don’t worry! We’ll help you find the right one!
When you go to buy a highlighter palette for the face, it is always better to try it first. The easiest way to check your highlighter palette is to apply it on the high points of your face like your cheekbones, bridge of the nose, cupid’s bow, the centre of the forehead, and chin. These are the areas of the face from where the light hits your face and the highlighter reflects the light giving you a dreamy glow.
Be it for fair skin, dark skin, dusky skin, or medium skin tone… All these highlighters come in multiple shades, colours and textures. However, the general rule is to find a highlighter that is a few degrees lighter than your skin tone.
- If you have a FAIR skin tone
Buy a highlighter palette that has pearlescent, icy silver or champagne sheen shades. The light pigments add the right amount of radiance to your complexion. People with fair or pale skin tones must avoid a highlighter palette that has red, or warm shades.
- For MEDIUM skin tone
Look for a highlighter palette that has peach or gold undertones. Shades like gold or champagne sheen are the best shades for people with medium to wheatish skin tones. Look for warm colours. Please AVOID anything in red or pinks as it might come across as harsh against your complexion.
- For DEEP skin tones
Rich variations of gold, copper or bronze undertones work wonders on darker complexions. Avoid adding too much shimmer as it may make you look a bit ashy sometimes.
We hope we made it easier for you to decide and choose the perfect highlighter that complements your skin tones.