9 Highlighters That Look Amazing On Dark Skin

Highlighters for Dark Skin

I can’t have my fellow chocolate sistas walking around looking like Ashy Larry. Y’all can’t be wearing too light, chalky highlighters. Uh uh boo. That ain’t cute. No worries though. I’m sharing my favorite highlighters for dark skin. These are all in my personal makeup stash and I wear every shade. We’re going to have that melanin straight poppin’ and have you glowing like the Queen that you are. Ready to get your glow on, sis? Then keep scrolling. Click on the names to check out my full review for each highlighter, with the exception of two. Those babies are new, but already loved!

danessa myricks enlight gotcha glowDANESSA MYRICKS GOCHA GLOW ENLIGHT ILLUMINATOR

This luminous duo-tone essence of golden peach builds up nicely if you want that “visible from space” type of highlight!

Fenty Beauty Killawatt Duo Ginger Binge/ Moscow Mule

FENTY BEAUTY GINGER BINGE/MOSCOW MULE 

KILLAWATT HIGHLIGHTER DUO

I’m usually not a fan of rose gold highlighters and prefer golden or bronze, but this duo changed my mind. It looks AMAZING on dark skin, and can also be used as blush. I’m in love!

Burberry Fresh Glow Highlighter Nude Gold

BURBERRY ROSE GOLD NO. 4 FRESH GLOW HIGHLIGHTER

First of all, can we talk about how pretty this highlighter is?! The intricate lace pattern is beautiful. This golden pearl illuminates the complexion without being tew much. It gives the skin a natural glow!

Make Up For Ever Pro Light Fusion Highlighter Golden

MAKE UP FOR EVER NO. 2 (GOLDEN) 

PRO LIGHT FUSION HIGHLIGHTER

A shimmering pure gold that will have you looking golden, gorgeous and glamorous. I reach for this one A LOT!

Make Up For Ever Pro Light Fusion Highlighter Golden Pink

MAKE UP FOR EVER NO.1(GOLDEN PINK)

 PRO LIGHT FUSION HIGHLIGHTER

This shimmering pink with white gold undertones reminds me a lot of MAC Vanilla Pigment, which is still one of my faves. It looks gorgeous on the eyes as well!

Highlighters for Dark Skin Swatches

Becca Vanila Quartz Shimmering Skin Perfector

 BECCA VANILLA QUARTZ 

SHIMMERING SKIN PERFECTOR PRESSED

One of the newbies to my collection, this soft pink gold pearl is beautiful. It was perfect for the holiday season!

Becca Lilac Geode Pressed HighlighterBECCA LILAC GEODE 

SHIMMERING SKIN PERFECTOR PRESSED

Remember that cotton candy nail polish we all loved back in the late 90s/early 2000s? Lilac Geode is cotton candy polish in highlighter form. Straight fiyah! It’s limited edition, but currently still available.

Becca Gradient Glow Pressed Highlighter

BECCA GRADIENT GLOW 

SHIMMERING SKIN PERFECTOR PRESSED

You can use each shade alone. Or you can swirl them together for a custom glow. I like to swirl hunty!

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Opal

BECCA OPAL SHIMMERING SKIN PERFECTOR PRESSED

The other newbie in my collection, a shimmering white gold. BECCA has won me over with their highlighters as you can see. They’re so smooth and buttery with great pigmentation.

Becca Highlighters for Dark SkinSHOP THE POST

So there you have it. My favorite highlighters for dark skin. Go forth and get thou glow on!

4 COMMENTS

  1. Beautiful colours. I’m not really a highlighter girl but I do own the Fenty Beauty combination. I use it as eyeshadow & lipcolour also.

    Ps I would love to see the Fenty Beauty highlighters on your face 👌

  2. Great list of highlighters! I’ve become a big fan of Becca highlighters recently. I have picked up Topaz, Rose Gold, Smoky Quartz, Topaz flashes Gilt, and Champagne Gold and they all look great on me. Their formula is lovely too.

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