The highlighter is one of the most important tools in a makeup artist's kit. It can be used to enhance any feature, but is especially useful for creating a "glow" on the skin. The right highlighter can make your eyes look bigger, your cheekbones more pronounced, or your lips more full. Here are some of the best highlighters for olive skin tones.
Size: 0.68 oz/ 20 mL·ITEM: 1942283
Color: Peach Fizz - golden copper
My favorite highlighter to date. I use it all the time. This highlighter looks very good on my olive skin. ...Color's pretty on my skin (light medium with olive undertone) but it's WAY too glittery for an everyday use.
What it is:
A weightless liquid highlighter that imparts an intense glow with lustrous finishes.
What it does:
Liquid Glow Highlighter is a concentrated, fill-pigment liquid formula that effortlessly blends into skin and with your favorite complexion products. Just layer it with Glow Kit for a high-impact, radiant sheen.
Size: 0.5 oz/ 15 mL·ITEM: 2019578
Color: 3 Eclipse
When you first dispense out of the tube, it almost looks like a blush color but it gives the prettiest glow with a very slight hue of pink. I have a more olive complexion so it compliments my skin tone well!...I would say use minimally and a little shows up a lot. It could just be my skin tone (olive skin tone/acne prone skin) but I probably wouldn’t buy this again.
What it is:
A lightweight liquid highlighter for a diffused light effect.
What it does:
Bring light to your complexion with the newest member of the Golden Hour franchise. Sephora Collection’s lightweight liquid highlighters add luminosity to skin, while multi-layered micro pearls create a beautiful, glowing finish. The silky cream texture blends effortlessly onto skin and looks gorgeous alone, yet layers beautifully with other makeup. Create your own blog-worthy diffused light effect.
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Size: 0.4 oz/ 12 mL·ITEM: 2034767
Color: 50 - golden copper
I wish there was a more yellow coloured one for olive/neutral skin tones but overall best highlight I've ever used....Perfect for my medium Olive oily complexion. Doesn't make me look greasy.
What it is:
A unique, sparkle-free liquid highlighter that works to give your complexion a glowing luminosity as well as soft, subtle sheen.
Finally, a highlighter that actually looks and feels the way you want it tonever sparkly or sticky, just pure luminescence. Created with mother-of-pearl to exude that ever-coveted, natural, lit-from-within glow, this liquid formula glides onto skin seamlessly for a second skin effect. Complexion looks not only radiant, but perfected as Soft Light blurs and smooths the look of skin texture. Use it directly on skin to enhance features like your cheekbones or Cupid’s bow, or swirl it into foundation for an all-over, alluring glow.
Size: 0.16 oz/ 4.5 g·ITEM: 2124618
Color: Rose Quartz - shimmering champagne pink
The citrine Colour is amazing on medium olive skin tones (uoma foundation #HHT1) but there’s just so so so much fall out. ...Beautiful highlighter!!...Wow - this is a beautiful highlighter! I love highlighters and have a lot, but this is my new favorite.
What it is:
A long-wear, highly pigmented, powder highlighter with ultra-fine pearls and luminescent pigments to create a lit-from-within glow.
What it does:
Illuminate your features with this creamy, buttery, powder highlighter formula that is long-wearing, and highly-pigmented. It blends and melts into the skin effortlessly, and only needs a small amount of product to deliver the ultimate payout. Apply subtle amount for a natural skin glow or layer for full intensity. The range of shades allows all skin tones to achieve a natural-looking glow.
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Size: 0.34 oz/ 10 mL·ITEM: 2174977
Color: Bronzi Babe
Love the color, flattering and just looks like shine on my medium light olive skin. Easy to apply and blend, and doesn’t pick up foundation or disrupt it. ...It’s the perfect color for my light skin—good balance of champagne & pink tones, and the formula is everything I wanted in a cream highlighter but had a hard time finding.
What it is: A luminous skin brightener and highlighter for eyes, cheeks, and lips that sets for all-day, waterproof wear.
Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.
What Else You Need to Know: This glimmering, metallic gel melts onto skin for a lightweight, skin-like, nude glow that layers to a strobe highlighter for eye-brightening, face-highlighting, and lip-foiling. The long-wearing, waterproof formula provides the perfect sheenfrom a candlelit glow to high-voltage foil effect.
Size: 0.33 oz/ 10 mL·ITEM: 2414134
Color: Saie Lilac - a futuristic take on lilac
Great cream highlighter...I prefer cream highlighters because of their dewy and luminizing finish. ...The texture of this product is very nice; however, I didn't feel that the highlight showed up much on my olive skin. The packaging was beautiful though!
What it is: A bouncy cream highlighter that adds dewy illumination and leaves skin looking plump, soft, and hydrated.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Found naturally in skin, it helps retain moisture and plump the look of skin from within.
- Marshmallow Root Extract: Calms visible redness and maintains moisture.
- Nourishing Fatty Acids: Jojoba esters, olive oil, and sunflower seed oil help hydrate and visibly plump skin.
Ingredient Callouts: This product is gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.
What Else You Need to Know: This cream highlighter is bouncy and cushiony with feel-good moisturizers and illuminators (hyaluronic acid and marshmallow root).
Size: 0.84 oz/ 24.9 mL·ITEM: 2467181
Color: Big Bang - green/gold
This glow I can stand behind! I tried so many highlighters, but I have to admit this, first ever slime highlighter, is amazing. ...I got shade Big Bang and I think that one will work the best for olive skin tones. I’ll be getting other 2 shades for sure.
What it is: A multidimensional, lightweight, and long-wearing liquid highlighter that blends effortlessly and builds with unique light-shifting ease.
Ingredient Callouts: This product is cruelty-free and comes in recyclable packaging.
What Else You Need to Know: Formulated with a mix of minerals that balance and energize skin, this liquid highlighter blends effortlessly and is loaded with unique HD pearls that shift color at every angle for multidimensional luminosity.
Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2477982
Color: Peaches & Cream - golden peach
Looks like wet skin, but dries down fully...First liquid highlighter I’ve used which dries down fully yet stays looking like wet, glossy skin. ...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.
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.
Size: 0.5 oz/ 15 mL·ITEM: 2484822
Color: Sidechick - white gold with gold shimmer
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.
Size: 0.24 oz / 7 g·ITEM: 2567931
Color: Dream Light - An ambient pink glow for warmer complexions
I got the lighter one and it looks like glitter on my face makes me looked washed out it might as well have all been white. I'm medium with olive skin tone, not super dark I hardly ever go in the sun but I just couldn't believe how light these were. ...charlotte tilbury has the best highlighters...I already own so many amazing highlighters but this one still added something new.
What it is: A light-reflecting, multi-use highlighter with four shades in one for an all-over, glass-like glow in Charlotte’s iconic Pillow Talk hue.
- Silky Mica: Allows for a silky-smooth finish.
- Finely Milled Pearls: A long-lasting healthy glow without the glitter.
- Rich Emollient Oil: Infused pearl pigments enhance skin for a soft feel 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. It is also cruelty-free.