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Best Highlighters For Pale Skin

Best Highlighters For Pale Skin

Highlighting – it’s the big beauty trend of 2017 that you just can’t ignore. Whether it’s sculpting your brows, strobing your cheeks or going full glazed-donut, there’s no denying that a good highlighter can perk up your look and give you that enviable glow. There’s just one catch, with so many highlighting products available, it can be hard to know where to start, or what’s going to suit you – especially if you have a particularly light or dark skin tone. If you’re looking for the best highlighters for pale skin, then you’ve come to the right place.

For anyone out there blessed with pretty porcelain skin, you might be wondering what are the best highlighters for pale skin? A golden gleam might look great in the pan, but some shades can look too dark and muddy on the face. In fact, if a highlighter isn’t pale enough for you, it can have the opposite effect, dulling down your skin and leaving you more drab than fab. To save you searching, we’ve put together this shortlist of the best highlighters for pale skin:

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter

Mary-Lou is the lightest of theBalm highlighters; she’s a light shimmering shade of champagne. This highlighter is a great multi-tasker as it can be used on the tops of your cheeks, along your brow bone, or as an eyeshadow. It’s also amazingly buildable, use with a light hand to create a subtle, natural-looking glow; or layer it up for a brighter, bolder look. This is one of our favorite highlighters for pale skin- we wouldn’t be without it.
(Medium and Dark skintones should check out Cindy-Lou and Betty-Lou)

Laura Geller Baked Split Highlighter

This is the perfect day-to-night highlighter for pale skin. On one side is ‘French Vanilla’ a classic smooth beige powder to brighten the high points of your face. Sweep along the tops of your cheekbones, down the centre of your nose and lightly across your forehead to create a seamless, sculpted look. Dial up the glam in the evening by adding the second shade ‘Portofino’ a sparkling peach that will instantly illuminate – add a touch to the inner corners of your eyes to perk up your peepers.

Sigma Liquid Highlighter

If your pale skin has pink undertones, you’ll love this liquid highlighter from Sigma. This creamy, pearlised pink liquid can be used in multiple ways; mix it with your foundation for an all-over complexion boost or apply to the high points of your face to create definition. For maximum strobe power, use this as a base, and apply your favorite powder highlighter on top

OCC Loose Color Concentrate Eye Shadow in Oberon

If you’re looking for something extra special, don’t be afraid to branch out. This pale powder from OCC may be labelled an eyeshadow, but it also makes an amazing facial highlighter. Yes it looks almost white in the pot, but when you apply it to your skin it transforms into a soft pink with an unbelievable iridescent sheen. Pair it with cool-toned eyeshadow and a dark nude lip – the perfect alternative to the classic gold-tone look.

Sigma F03 High Cheekbone Highlighter Brush

Once you’ve picked out your perfect highlighter, it’s time to apply it, and this highlighter brush from Sigma is the top tool for the job. It’s slim profile allows for precise application, whilst the angled brush tip helps blend your powder or cream highlight effortlessly. It’s a makeup bag must-have!

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Amy Forsythe

Amy Forsythe

Community User

I'm often referred to as 'the nail girl' because I love nail art and own over 200 bottles of nail polish- you could say it's an addiction!
I love experimenting with new highlighters to help me 'get the glow' so I'm your go-to girl for recommendations!


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