Highlighters For Pale Skin

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

If you have pale skin, it's hard to find a highlighter that works for you. Many highlighters are too dark or too orange, and others are too sparkly or frosty. But we found a few that are just right for pale skin, whether you're looking for a subtle glow or something that will stand out. Here are some of the best highlighters on the market.

Fenty Beauty by RihannaKillawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter

Size: 3 x 0.12 oz/ 3.5 g·ITEM: 2211092

Color: Penny4uthots - metallic burnt copper

610 Reviews


This highlighter is soooooo nice. Since I'm pretty pale I use the mint side as a highlighter and the bronze side as an eyeshadow which pairs perfectly with the highlighter. ...Best highlighter I ever used!...This is my all time favorite highlighter. great pigment but not too flashy unless you want it to be I have very pale skin and it looks great on me!

What it is: A weightless, long-wear, cream-powder hybrid highlighter—in solos and duos—with a hyper-metallic finish, in a range of shades designed for all skin tones.

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

What Else You Need to Know: Killawatt Foil has the same creamy texture as the original, in a new, mega-reflective, foil-like finish. These buildable, color-rich luminizers come in rule-defying shades that look killer on all skin tones. The cream-powder hybrid melts into skin and blends with almost zero effort.

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

3.8K Reviews


Amazing Highlighter...I have very pale skin and this highlighter combo is my absolute favorite! ...Pale skin approved...I was never big on the whole highlighter trend. I am very pale and most highlighters don't show up on me, or make my pale skin look strange or they accentuate my pores and textured skin I happen to have in the areas you would highlight.

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.

Too FacedMoon Crush Highlighter

Size: 0.24 oz / 6.8 g·ITEM: 2693109

Color: Summer Moon - bronzed rose gold

27 Reviews


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.

MAC CosmeticsPrep + Prime Highlighter

Size: 0.12 oz/ 3.6 mL·ITEM: 2096923

Color: Light Boost - soft yellow cream

23 Reviews


Its great equalizer for dark circles, I put it on and let it sit for 30 seconds before patting it into my skin. this way it lasts all day, and helps my concealer last longer. the product is easy to apply and melts into your skin, minimal work required. ...There is no better under eye highlighter than this. I have tried many but have always come back to it for 10 years now.

What it is:
A pen-style highlighter that efficiently brings a soft, sheer wash of color to the skin.

What it does:
With its precision application, Prep + Prime Highlighter adds radiance just where you want it. The formula goes on smoothly for cushion-soft wear. Use it over makeup for highlights or touch-ups, or under makeup to brighten and prime.

Prep + Prime Highlighter provides instant radiance that is lightweight, long-wearing, and non-drying. It is dermatologist-tested, ophthalmologist-tested, and non-acnegenic.

MAC CosmeticsExtra Dimension Skinfinish Highlighter

Size: 0.31 oz/ 9 g·ITEM: 2093516

Color: Superb - Patina bronze

42 Reviews


Very shimmery, not great on fair skin....It's okay but doesn't really show up all that well on my very pale skin. I find I have to use a lot of product just to get it to show. ...This is amazing on pale skin, warm skin. It is my perfect highlighter.

What it is:
A liquid-powder highlighter that gives a luminous, well-defined finish.

What does:
Extra Dimension Skinfinish adds the perfect glow to skin. The liquid-powder highlighter with prismatic reflections is designed to sculpt and highlight your face, leaving a luminous, well-defined finish. The creamy powder formula lasts up to ten hours.

What else you need to know:
This product is non-acnegenic, dermatologist tested, ophthalmologist tested, and suitable for all skin types.


My favorite highlighter ever!!!...It looks so good on my pale complexion. It has a great smooth finish that shines without being too glittery. 100% recommend!...Best highlighter I’ve ever used!...This is my absolute favorite highlighter. I’m pale and warm-complected, and it looks flawless without being too minimal or overpowering.

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.

Fenty Beauty by RihannaDemi'Glow Light-Diffusing Highlighter

Size: 0.16 oz / 4.5 g·ITEM: 2746212

Color: 04 loo$e change - soft light copper shimmer

54 Reviews


I've been searching for a skin tone type of highlighter since highlighters started getting out of hand with the light ashy tones and glitter. ...For highlighter girlies 💋✨🎀...Honestly, I just tried it in the store to see if they were any good compared to my all time favorite rare beauty highlighter. I’m all for natural highlighters but for me that boring.

What it is: A skin-tone-based highlighter with a silky-soft feel that’s infused with superfine pearls, designed to flatter every tone for a low-key glow.

What Else You Need to Know: This lightweight, long-wearing formula delivers a natural-looking, radiant finish. The smooth-glide, no-grit feel blends into skin without disturbing makeup. It improves the appearance of fine lines and resists sweat and humidity. The superfine pearls are delicate, so handle with care. 


However, the shade is a tad bit too dark for me. I’m very very pale so finding highlighter is always a bit difficult for me. ...This is SUCH a stunning powder highlighter!! I miss when powder highlighters were more popular and this one reignited my love for them!!

What it is: A limited-edition, luminous powder highlighter that melts into skin, reflecting light with a warm champagne glow.

Highlighted Ingredients: 
- Ultra-Fine Luminescent Pearls and Slurry Technology: Create a multidimensional glow with a buttery texture.

- Spherical Silica: Diffuses imperfections and visibly balances excess oil breakthrough.

- Malic Acid: Is a botanical AHA that visibly improves skin’s radiance.

MAKE UP FOR EVERUltra HD Soft Light Liquid Highlighter

Size: 0.4 oz/ 12 mL·ITEM: 2034767

Color: 50 - golden copper

73 Reviews


Bare Skin Foundation Review...I really love to do wear tests for my products to find my favorite and this passed all the tests but one. Bare skin: I tried this on three different skin tones (pale, medium and deep) and it looked good on all three. ...I don't know why nobody talks about this highlighter, but it is the BEST highlighter ever for textured skin.

What it is:
A unique, sparkle-free liquid highlighter that works to give your complexion a glowing luminosity as well as soft, subtle sheen.

What does:
Finally, a highlighter that actually looks and feels the way you want it to—never 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.

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