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!
This luminous duo-tone essence of golden peach builds up nicely if you want that “visible from space” type of highlight!
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!
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!
A shimmering pure gold that will have you looking golden, gorgeous and glamorous. I reach for this one A LOT!
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!
One of the newbies to my collection, this soft pink gold pearl is beautiful. It was perfect for the holiday season!
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.
You can use each shade alone. Or you can swirl them together for a custom glow. I like to swirl hunty!
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.