Highlighters For Dark Skin

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for Highlighters For Dark Skin.

Highlighters have become a popular trend in recent years. A highlighter is used to make the skin look brighter and more radiant. It can be worn on its own or paired with other products to create a more complete look. Here are our top picks for highlighters for dark skin.

Fenty Beauty by RihannaLiquid Killawatt Fluid Freestyle Highlighter

Size: 0.5 oz/ 15 mL·ITEM: 2484822

Color: Sidechick - white gold with gold shimmer

72 Reviews

$43.50

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. ...I enjoyed it I have a medium dark skin tone and it goes great with my skin tone. ...Liquid highlighter that lasts!

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.

REFYGloss Highlighter

Size: 0.67 oz/ 20 g·ITEM: 2473445

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

148 Reviews

$35.50

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....Beautiful, effortless application, perfect for dark skin, on full makeup or light makeup days… it’s honestly beautiful product that I use daily.. gives me a summer glow in the winter and boosts my confidence by elevating my beauty routine

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.

MAKEUP BY MARIOSoft Glow Highlighter

Size: 0.16 oz/ 4.5 mL·ITEM: 2449775

Color: Pearl - luminous pearl that flatters light to light-medium skin tones

118 Reviews

$46.00

I typically don’t use highlighters because I have textured skin and anything frosty makes my skin look awful. ...this is the best highlighter for a dark and medium skin tone am in love with it

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.

SmashboxSmashbox X BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector™ Pressed Highlighter

Size: 0.24 oz / 7 g·ITEM: 2600575

Color: Opal - a neutral, white gold with soft pink pearl - recommended for medium skin tones.

178 Reviews

$54.00

This highlighter is so nice and smooth on the skin. It's very glowy and really pops on the skin. ...It’s very shimmer and looks great on my dark skin

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.

Charlotte TilburyGlow Glide Face Architect Highlighter

Size: 0.24 oz / 7 g·ITEM: 2643328

Color: Bronze Glow - golden-bronze

606 Reviews

$65.00

I love the color of the highlighter but I will say it might not be the best shade for my medium dark skin as it did leave me looking slightly white around the cheek bones....It is soft and glides easily on your skin and does not cake. This shade would look beautiful on medium or dark skin.

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.

Westman AtelierSuper Loaded Tinted Cream Highlighter

Size: 0.14 oz/ 4g·ITEM: 2415081

Color: Peau de Rose - soft warm rose

185 Reviews

$105.00

with this product it is so obvious from reading the reviews that it is not for fair skin. This product is made for medium skin tone to dark skin tone only. ...It gives a beautiful glow from within type highlight on dark skin (this shade is everything for my melanin ladies!!!)

What it is: A clean, award-winning, multipurpose cream highlighter that gives skin a luminous glow in three universal shades.


Coverage: Medium


Finish: Radiant


Formulation: Cream


Highlighted Ingredients:

- Hyaluronic Acid: Boosts moisture.

- Jojoba Seed Oil: Improves hydration and strengthens skin’s moisture barrier.

- Caper Extract: Helps soothe, calm, and reduce the appearance of redness.


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

LYS BeautyAim High Multi-Use Liquid Highlighter

Size: 0.60 oz/ 18 mL·ITEM: 2503795

Color: Fearless - warm bronze

67 Reviews

$26.00

a Must Have highlighter!...It’s stunning when the light hits it and it’s stunning even when there’s no light around. i’m amazed by this highlighter i use it on a daily and it’s my forever go to!...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.

tarteShimmering Light Highlighter

Size: .14 oz/4.25 g·ITEM: 2545333

Color: Champagne Glow - champagne

19 Reviews

$44.00

I’ve been looking for a nice, warm highlighter for my cool-toned light skin. Specifically, a highlighter that is not yellow as anything yellow-tinted makes my skin look terrible. ...This highlighter is my favorite. It works so well with my skin tone.

What it is: A skin-perfecting pressed highlighter for a lit-from-within-looking glow.

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

What Else You Need to Know: Microfine 3D pearls & pigments reflect pure light to add depth & dimension, while diffusing imperfections, butter-soft formula glides on smooth, buildable glow melts into skin for seamless blending that doesn't look glittery, and 2 universal shades for a warm or cool glow.

Too FacedMoon Crush Highlighter

Size: 0.24 oz / 6.8 g·ITEM: 2693109

Color: Summer Moon - bronzed rose gold

27 Reviews

$49.00

Need this highlighter in your routine...Such a great highlighter. Beautiful color and pigment is amazing. ...I purchased this because I love the idea of an out of this world highlighter. This highlighter melts into the skin and has a pearl and slight gold shift.

What it is: A next generation, second-skin, glossy-glow highlighter that gives a wet look finish.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and mineral oil. It is also gluten-free and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This easy-to-use powder formula leaves a radiant and luminous shimmer for a moonlit luminescence that’s out of this world. Plus, it smells like fresh crisp apples.

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