The 7 Best Highlighters For Darker Skintones

Who doesn’t crave a radiant glow? Highlighter is the finishing touch to any look – applied to the high points of the face to enhance luminosity and give the appearance of healthy, hydrated skin.

On dark skin in particular, highlighter with golden and orange tones and flecks will complement the richness of the skin and flatter the complexion. 

Scroll down to discover the best highlighters for dark skintones.

Makeup Revolution Bronzer Reloaded - Long Weekend

Designed with dark skin tones in mind, the Revolution Bronzer Reloaded is a bronzer-highlighter hybrid. The warm, gold hues enhance the skin with a natural yet radiant glow. Swept across the high points and blended into the contours on the skin, the pearlized powder gives off a natural yet noticeable luminosity.

Juvia's Place Heroine Glow I

Baked and woven with bright gold flecks, the Heroine Glow I has a pressed pearl finish that glides onto the skin and reflects light like a bold, golden beam. Not for the faint-hearted, this highlight will catch the light at every turn you make.

Kevyn Aucoin Glass Glow Face - Crystal Clear

For those wanting to build radiance into their base without adding colour, add this to your primer or foundation to create a natural glow that is both lightweight and hydrating. With ingredients such as passionfruit oil for smoothness and marula oil to improve hydration and soothe inflammation, the gel formula creates a natural looking dewiness.

Makeup Revolution Highlight Reloaded - Make An Impact

Whilst golds work incredibly well on dark skin when it comes to highlight, there is something unique about a rose gold pigmented highlighter. This cool-toned highlighter has a brightening finish, delivered via a silky, pressed powder that is packed with pigment for a seamless sheen on the skin.

Melt Cosmetics Digital Dust Highlight - Nova

Want to achieve your perfect summer look? This metallic, champagne gold by Melt will rival the sun’s rays. Soft and velvety, it melts into the skin, and once layered up, illuminates the complexion with a natural radiance.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Glow Highlighter - Rose Gold

Not into powder highlighters? Then the ABH Liquid Gold Highlight in the shade Rose Gold is your ideal alternative. Lightweight, blend-able, and built for either a natural or intense finish, this highlight leaves the skin dewy and healthy looking.

Illamasqua Beyond Powder - Daze

For deep-dark skin tones, playing with cooler tones with a pearl or silver undertone works wonders on the skin. In the shade ‘Daze’ this highlighter is the ideal product to achieve this look. Gently pressed into the skin, it will result in a lit-from-within radiance that delivers a natural gleam to the skin.