highlighter for dark circles

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for highlighter for dark circles.

Dark circles are a common problem, especially for people who work at computers all day. If you're looking for a way to brighten your eyes and reduce the appearance of dark circles, try highlighters.


This highlighter is fantastic. Usually liquid highlighters are terrible for me because the either are too much or not enough. ...I love this highlighter so much and it gives such a nice glow! I definitely recommend it!...One of my favorite highlighters...BEST LIQUID HIGHLIGHTER

What it is: A satiny-pink liquid highlighter that accents cheek and brow bones for a dewy glow.

What Else You Need to Know: Benefit Cosmetics’ new doe foot applicator glides on easily for soft rose-gold radiance. This long-lasting formula can be used as a spot highlighter over makeup or wear under complexion favorites for a subtle glow.

Iconic LondonIlluminator Liquid Highlight

Size: 0.45 oz/ 13.5 mL·ITEM: 2380426

Color: Original - champagne-toned shimmer to add a golden shine

112 Reviews


I don’t use highlighters because my undereye circles go quite deep and highlighter usually enhances the shadows in that area. ...Uhhhhh okay for dark skin...It’s okay for dark skin, I’m NC 45 in Mac, I put it on with a sponge and has a light shimmer I think gold or terra-cotta will show up better on dark skin overall okay, I don’t think I would repurchase in this color most likely I will in another color

What it is: A concentrated liquid shimmer that can be added to your foundation, primer, moisturizer, or simply used alone for a super-highlighted glow.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis) Leaf Extract: Contains rich antioxidants.
- Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract (Chamomile Extract): Soothes the skin.
- Tocopherol (Vitamin E): Acts as a skin-conditioning agent.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and mineral oil. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

tarteFake Awake Eye Highlighter

Size: 0.007 oz / 0.2 g·ITEM: 2747616

Color: White

309 Reviews


I love this eye pencil!! I have dark circles and just tired looking eyes in general so this was a godsend. ...I’m really pale so this is perfect for me, but I can’t imagine this working for dark or medium skin tones. Lasts about 3-4 hours in waterline.

What it is: A tug-proof gel eyeliner in a universally flattering nude and white highlighter shade.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, sulfates SLS & SLES, and triclosan. It is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This product is vegan, dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested, and is safe for contact lens wearers.

Benefit CosmeticsDandelion Twinkle Highlighter

Size: 0.14 oz / 3.96 g·ITEM: 2520492

Color: Mini Size - soft nude-pink

234 Reviews


It's a subtle brightening glow that helps minimize my dark circles....Most wearable highlighter...If you are looking for a daily highlighter or just wanted to try adding a highlighter, this is the one to try first.

What it is: A soft nude-pink, superfine powder highlighter with a shimmer finish.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance.

What Else You Need to Know: This superfine baked powder highlighter gives a light-reflecting, luminous glow, a soft-focus blurring effect, and a shimmer finish. It builds effortlessly, blends seamlessly, and feels weightless.

HAUS LABS BY LADY GAGABio-Radiant Gel-Powder Highlighter with Fermented Arnica

Size: 0.25 oz / 7 g·ITEM: 2572568

Color: Sunstone - pink gold

545 Reviews


if you have neutral to warm toned skin, I'd bet this would look fantastic on you and for dark skinned ladies, I bet it would be a great highlight as well....Stunning gold highlighter...While the highlighter looks like dark gold in the pan, the shade is so light that I am comfortable wearing this gold highlighter.

What it is: An innovative, clean highlighting powder that melts onto skin, delivering a pure, radiant glow.

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Fermented Arnica Oil: Rich in potent antioxidant and and anti-inflammatory properties.

- Silver Vine Extract: Brightens skin to promote a smooth complexion.

- Talc-Free

Ingredient Callouts: This product is clean, vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This super-gliding gel-powder highlighter has a blurring effec

Charlotte TilburyGlow Glide Face Architect Highlighter

Size: 0.24 oz / 7 g·ITEM: 2643351

Color: Pillow Talk Glow - neutral, pearly pink

592 Reviews


Best CT Highlighter Formula Yet...I like this more than other CT highlighters I’ve tried in the past. It’s more of a true highlighter than the shade in her Bronze & Glow duo. ...I felt it really brightened up my face, especially my under eyes where I have dark circles. I thought it held up really well too.

What it is: A powder highlighter that glides on like a liquid to give skin an instant, skin-perfecting filter to highlight, sculpt, and lift.

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Silky Squalane: Glides onto the skin for an even glow; never patchy, dry, or cakey.

- Smoothing Emollients: Perfect and hydrate the skin for a satin-smooth texture.

SaieMini Glowy Super Gel Lightweight Dewy Highlighter

Size: 0.5 oz/ 16 mL·ITEM: 2414175

Color: Starglow - universal champagne

1.3K Reviews


I don’t usually like highlighters because they look chalky or glittery but this highlighter looks very natural and glowy. ...after owning this product for 2 months I can say it’s the best liquid highlighter , doesn’t give you that cheap glittery glow other highlighters do , it’s basically undetectable and makes you glow so naturally

What it is: A multi-purpose, water-based luminizer that hydrates and brightens face or body for a fresh dewy look.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Plant-derived Glycerin: A powerful humectant that increases skin’s moisture level.
- Vitamin C: Brightens and refines the appearance of skin.
- Rosehip Seed Oil: Ultra-rich in antioxidants that visibly brighten and moisturize skin.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: Made of 75 percent water and skincare-packed ingredients, Glowy Super Gel’s lit-from-within glow gives the ultimate no-makeup makeup look. Its universal shades can be used as a dewy primer under makeup, a

Fenty Beauty by RihannaKillawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Size: 2 x 0.12 oz/ 3.5 g·ITEM: 1925908

Color: Girl Next Door/Chic Phreak - soft pink sheen / supercharged peachy pink shimmer

3.7K Reviews


Great for dark skin tones!!!!...Highly recommended for dark skin.

What it is: A weightless, long-wear, cream-powder hybrid highlighter for the face and eyes in a range of shades, from subtle to supercharged, in solos and expertly-paired duos.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates. This product is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This long-wearing highlighter was born in a lineup of solos and duos for all skin tones. The cream-powder hybrid melts into skin and blends with almost zero effort. Loaded with superfine shimmer for an ultra-smooth, creamy texture, it’s your go-to for highlighting your face, eyes, and collarbone.

Benefit CosmeticsWatt's Up! Champagne Cream Highlighter

Size: 0.33 oz/ 10 mL·ITEM: 1357250

Color: Watt's Up! - luminous champagne

2.1K Reviews


Great highlighter, but...This works great as a highlighter for my cheekbones, but not so well for hiding dark circles under my eyes. ...Also, with the concealer in pictures my dark circles were still very visible. Now I place Watt's UP!!

What it is:

A champagne cream-to-powder highlighter that glides onto skin.

Anastasia Beverly HillsGlow Seeker Highlighter

Size: 0.39 oz / 11 g·ITEM: 2716785

Color: Sun Idol - champagne gold

1.4K Reviews


I personally use it over my concealer and it works wonders for covering dark circles and high lighting my eyes. It just gives my whole face a little glow, but not too much....Giving this a four star because, while I liked the product a lot, the color was not the best for dark skin. It came off a bit ashy and sparkly.

What it is: An illuminating powder for a lit-from-within radiance.


Pressed Powder

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This multi-dimensional illuminating powder achieves the perfect glow and has an ultra-smooth formula for seamless blending and buildable intensity. The universal shade delivers single-sweep luminosity, while the ultra-reflective powder formula gives the effect of a liquid for lit from within radiance.

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