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highlighters for fair skin

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for highlighters for fair skin.

If you're fair-skinned, finding a highlighter that works well with your skin tone can be tricky. Some are too pink, some are too orange, and some just don't fit. Fortunately, there are plenty of highlighters for fair skin, whether you're looking for a subtle glow or something that really stands out.

Danessa Myricks BeautyIlluminating Veil Liquid Highlighter

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2439917

Color: Tempest - golden chocolate

35 Reviews

$22.00

Beautiful color on my skin tone fair with some pink tones...I like a fresh easy face and this highlighter helps me to achieve this look. I even use it with a few of her lighter colored highlighters for quick and easy contouring when I want a more dramatic look.

What it is: A richly pigmented, water-based liquid highlighter that can be used on the face and body.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Avena Sativa Kernel Extract: Antioxidant skin-conditioning agent.

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. It is also vegan and gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Illuminating Veil Liquid Highlighter provides a beautiful luminous glow to the skin for added dimension. It can be worn under or over makeup or applied all over the face as a primer for a lit-from-within glow.

MAKEUP BY MARIOSoft Glow Highlighter

Size: 0.16 oz/ 4.5 mL·ITEM: 2450880

Color: Opal - luminous opal that flatters fair to light skin tones

58 Reviews

$28.00

Nice, natural-looking highlighter...This is a great highlighter. I have fair skin with pink undertones, and the pearl shade is very flattering on me. ...beautiful on my fair skin...I am very fair, (light in summer) and I typically reach for very light golden highlighters, like Becca Moonstone.

What it is: A creamy, weightless highlighter that illuminates and visibly smooths the appearance of skin, for a healthy, effortless, back-from-the beach glow.

What Else You Need to Know: This ultra-silky, soft-focus powder melts onto the skin and blends effortlessly. It is a transparent blend of microspheres and light-refracted pearls that leaves no visible powdery effects.

SEPHORA COLLECTIONGolden Hour Highlighter Duo

Size: 2 x 0.14 oz/ 4.0 g·ITEM: 2461200

Color: Nightfall - chocolate bronze sheen / chocolate gold shimmer

17 Reviews

$18.00

i have oily skin and large pores and it lays so well on my skin. this isn’t the type of product you want if you’re looking for a blinding highlight. but i can’t get enough of it! ...I have fair skin and I’m a combination skin type. I’m also 30.

What it is: A lightweight highlighter duo that enhances the look of skin with reflective finishes ranging from a soft, luminous glow to amped-up shine.

What Else You Need to Know: Find your perfect perfect glow with these silky , cream-powder hybrid highlighters that build and blend seamlessly on skin. Each duo Golden Hour Highlighter Duo includes two different finishes: low beam for a soft, lit-from-within glow and high beam for an amped-up shine. Plus its packaging is made from 51 percent % recycled plastic.

REFYGloss Highlighter

Size: 0.67 oz/ 20 g·ITEM: 2473445

Color: Topaz - subtle golden undertones with a glass-like glow finish

46 Reviews

$26.00

my new favorite highlighter...Do not be misled by the color! I’m fair/light skinned and immediately thought the color was going to be way too dark for me to use as a highlighter but it blends like a dream. ...Would be great on medium or dark skin. It’s pretty orange on fair skin. I like the formula a lot and wish it was actually champagne in person.

What it is: A nonstick universal formula that can be used on top of makeup or as a primer base, giving you the perfect glass-like glow.

Coverage: Light

Finish:
Radiant

Formulation:
Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- VITAOILS PLUS: Deeply nourishes and visibly smooths the epidermis.
- dl-α-Tocopheryl Acetate: Antioxidant vitamin E.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens. It is also vegan, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: REFY's Gloss Highlighter can be used on cheekbones, eyelids, and under brows, or on the cupid's bow, lips, and collarbones.

Melt CosmeticsSexFoil Liquid Highlighter

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2477941

Color: Stargazer - soft champagne

19 Reviews

$39.00

My new favourite highlighter...This stuff is amazing! I am very, very fair, and I've been on the lookout for a sheer champagne-peachy sparkly highlighter. ...I’ve found a lot of liquid highlighters make my skin look textured and this one melts into your skin.

What it is: A highlighter that drenches your skin with an emulsion of liquid pearl pigments to illuminate, hydrate, and add radiant dimension—because everything looks better wet.

Coverage: Light

Finish:
Radiant

Formulation:
Liquid

Ingredient Callouts:
Free of parabens. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This lightweight liquid formula allows for a smooth application with a transfer-resistant finish. Wear it all over your face and body, mixed with foundation, or alone for a natural-looking glow.

Fenty Beauty by RihannaLiquid Killawatt Fluid Freestyle Highlighter

Size: 0.5 oz/ 15 mL·ITEM: 2484822

Color: Sidechick - white gold with gold shimmer

44 Reviews

$28.00

my fav highlighter!...Rihanna did an amazing job with creating these highlighters, it just gives you that beautiful wet/glassy shine without shimmer or sparkle. ...Liquid highlighter that lasts!...This liquid highlighter was beautiful on my light-medium skin but I was.mpst impressed with the staying power. normally I have to set liquid highlighters with a powder highlighter... but this lasted till I washed my face. and it was gorgeous too.

What it is: A super-fine liquid highlighter with an effortlessly buildable, skin-nourishing formula that leaves a fresh, ultra-modern shine.

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

What Else You Need to Know: Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter is now a liquid formula. Its next-level glow has super-fine shimmer that can build from a sheer veil to a showstopping, visible radiance. And its light-as-air radiance is transfer-resistant and dries down quickly. Plus, it comes in a range of shades for all skin tones.

DiorDior Forever Couture Luminizer Highlighter Powder

ITEM: 2489029

Color: 01 Nude Glow - a golden bronze

41 Reviews

$48.00

Soft Pink Highlighter...I recently purchased this highlighter and tried it out on my very fair skin. I absolutely love it and will definitely continue to use it. ...Love this highlighter. It looks really natural on my super fair cool-toned skin but can be built up to a megawatt shine

What it is: A highlighter powder with a high-impact iridescent glow, giving skin an instant boost of radiance and comfort all day long.

Coverage: Medium

Finish:
Radiant

Formulation:
Pressed Powder

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Wild Pansy Extract: Protects skin’s natural hydration.

What Else You Need to Know: Composed of 95% natural-origin pigments, this highlighter is highly concentrated in shimmering pearlescent pigments, blending seamlessly for a radiant-looking complexion*. The formula is infused with wild pansy extract to hydrate the skin and provide lasting comfort, all housed in a Dior couture compact.

LYS BeautyAim High Pressed Highlighter Powder

Size: 0.23 oz/ 6.5 g·ITEM: 2503746

Color: Brave - champagne

42 Reviews

$19.00

This highlighter did just that. It gives “golden hour” without looking like you’re trying. ...amazing highlighter!!!!...This is an absolutely gorgeous highlight. I’m fair with a neutral leaning cool undertone. This pulls a little be more gold on my cheek but it’s definitely a light gold.

What it is: A super-fine, talc-free, velvety pressed highlighter powder for luxuriously radiant-looking skin.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Niacinamide: Helps reduce appearance of pores and limit excess shine.
- Mangifera indica (Mango) Fruit Extract: Antioxidant benefits that help to soothe and visibly replenish skin.
- Sodium Hyaluronate: Rich in vitamin A to visibly revitalize the look of skin.

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

What Else You Need to Know: Super fine in texture with multidimensional pearl pigments, this pressed powder gives skin a seamless boost of visible radiance without the unwanted chunky glitter. Grace your skin with

LYS BeautyAim High Multi-Use Liquid Highlighter

Size: 0.60 oz/ 18 mL·ITEM: 2503795

Color: Fearless - warm bronze

33 Reviews

$19.00

Aim High is a versatile highlighting liquid available in a variety of shades. As I have fair skin, I use the shade Genuine (rose gold) as a combination highlighter and blush. ...A little goes a long way with this highlighter, so it’s definitely worth the price. I haven’t had the best of luck with highlighters, so I am pleasantly surprised by this one.

What it is: A multi-purpose liquid highlighter booster than can be used over, underneath or mixed with your foundation to give your skin an undeniable healthy-looking glow

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Myrciaria dubia Fruit Extract: Helps brighten the look of uneven skin tone and dark spots.
- Mangifera indica (Mango) Fruit Extract: Antioxidant benefits that help to soothe and replenish skin.
- Sodium Hyaluronate: Rich in vitamin A to visibly revitalize the look of skin.

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

SmashboxSmashbox X BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector™ Pressed Highlighter

Size: 0.24 oz / 7 g·ITEM: 2600591

Color: Rose Quartz - a neutral pale pink with soft gold pearl - recommended for light skin tones

28 Reviews

$40.00

I have always loved Becca's highlighters, it's a shame the company discontinued, but a little goes a long way with this highlighter, it's beautiful and lasts all night, especially with the help of a setting spray. ...I LOVE IT. This Becca highlighter doesn’t accentuate texture, it’s not too dark for fair skin, it has almost creamy texture, and can be built up to a beautiful intensity.

What it is: A most-loved highlighter from BECCA finds a new home at Smashbox—it's the same ultra-creamy formula you know and love for a natural, luminous glow.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Radiant

Formulations: Pressed Powder

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Ultra-Fine Multidimensional Pearls: Reflects and refracts light from every angle for a buildable, luminous glow.

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

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