The number one trick to achieving a summer glow is eating healthy, working-out on a regular basis, and mastering a stable makeup routine for your skin.
Just because a beauty guru or editor might rave about a particular product, doesn’t mean it will automatically work on your skin. That’s why we have compiled your go-to guide of highlighters for fair to dark skin tones.
Fair(Pink undertones, burns easily)
Super-pale skin can benefit from a highlighter which won’t give you too much product at once – or else you could look like a disco ball! A subtle glow is just enough to define the cheeks, and give your face the warmth of summer.
Use a highlighting pen to carefully work the product into your cupids bow, and dab lightly with your finger to blend into your skin.
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat, $38
Something with a soft champagne-glow will suit olive skin the best, and bring those warmer undertones which come out to play in the summer time. Warm the product with your fingers, and carefully push into the skin.
This will create a natural glow which will hit the sun and give some structure to your face.
Hourglass Cosmetics Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light, $45
(Yellow undertones, tan easily and do not burn)
A medium skin-tone often has darker undertones and can tan really easily when exposed to the sun. This gives you the opportunity to try almost any highlighter – just stay away from pearl undertones since they won’t blend well into your skin. Just a few drops on the cheeks will give skin a healthy glow, and frame your cheekbones.
Benefit Cosmetics Sun Beam, $38
(Golden tones on darker skin)
Darker skin tones are best suited to highlighter/bronzing products which feature a hint of shine to define the face. Use your wedding finger to carefully blend out the product, and apply onto your brow bone, cupids bow, and even over the eyelid for a hint of shimmer on dark skin.
Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder, $54.28
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