Hi girls,

In the age of highlights and contours, your makeup kitty will be primitive without highlighters in the stash. You need a highlighter or an illuminator to get the glow and make your skin look lit from within. The formula can be liquid or powder, but you must be careful about picking the right colour. A highlighter can look gorgeous on a certain skin tone or undertone, while on others, it may look like an ashy layer or glitters. In this article, I have penned down the top highlighters that will suit the women of colours. So, pick your favourite from the list.

1. Vaseline Petroleum Jelly:

This is the cheapest, most easily available and most versatile highlighter product ever.You can just use a little bit of it on your cheekbones to get the super natural highlight. It will give a natural glow on your own skin tone. If you are a school student or makeup beginner, start your highlighting game with this product.

2. Lakme Absolute Sun-Kissed Bronzer:

Although this is known as a bronzer, the shades can be beautiful as a highlighter for darker skin tones. It is actually a pretty good bronzer for fairer skin. But, if you are a woman of colour, applying this to the high points of the cheek can give a beautiful highlighted effect.

3. Makeup Revolution Vivid Shimmer Highlighter Brick Rose Gold:

Makeup Revolution is the brand known for making affordable dupes of high-end brands without compromising much on the quality. This product is a dupe of a Bobby Brown Highlighter and it works beautifully for a dusky skin tone. All the colours in this product are suitable for dusky skin. So, if you fix them up and apply on your cheekbone, you will definitely grab a lot of attention.

4. Makeup Revolution London Skin Kiss Highlighter Peach Kiss:

Here is another one from the brand and this one is probably the dupe for a high-end product, Jeffry Star Skin Froast in the shade Peach Goddess. If you want to try something different from the regular golden and copper highlighters you must opt for this one. The warm peach shade suits the dusky and fair skin tone alike and you will love the strobing effect it provides.

5. Revlon Photoready Skinlights Peach Light Face Illuminator:

Here is a beautiful liquid illuminator from our very trusted brand Revlon. The warm peachy shade will look gorgeous on women of colours. You can mix this with your foundation to get an illuminating dewy finish or on the cheekbones to get the glow on point. If you are looking for a product that is easily available in Indian stores, this can be your right choice.

6. Revlon Highlighting Palette Bronze Glow:

Here is another product from Revlon, which is also a dupe for the Bobby Brown Shimmer Bricks. This is super affordable and the colours are perfect for warm skin tones. You can use this as a highlighter or as a bronzer and in both ways, it will make you look like a diva!

7. NYX Born to Glow Pure Gold Liquid Illuminator:

If you want a break from the regular powder highlighters, you may opt for this liquid illuminator. This is a dupe of the MAC Strobe Cream to some extent. You can apply this before applying foundation or on your foundation or after applying the foundation on your cheekbones. The warm golden colour gives a beautiful Cleopatra kind of glow and it does not clog pores or change the texture of your foundation. You can even use it beneath the powder highlighters to make the powder product pop even better.

8. NYX Professional Makeup Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter Gold Rush and Rose Quartz:

These are new launches in the Indian market and the creamy highlighters look pretty promising. The wand applicator looks pretty handy and the creamy formula will stay on the skin for long. The two shades suitable for warm, dusky skin are Gold Rush and Rose Quartz. Both the shades look very promising and will add a lot of warmth to the skin.

9. Inglot AMC Face and Body Illuminator:

If you are looking for a highlighter-illuminator for both your face and body, Inglot has got you covered. This product is available in multiple shades and few of them like 63, 64, 65 and 67 are made for the warm, dusky skin tones. You can use it on your cheeks, collar bones, legs to get the perfect highlight. You can also mix this with your foundation to get the desired glow.

10. TheBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer Highlighter, Shadow and Shimmer Pink:

If you are looking for a peachy pink shade with a golden undertone, grab this one now. This product can be used as a highlighter, eye shadow and shimmer. It suits the warm skin tones perfectly and the shimmer gives a beautiful glow to your face.

11. MAC Strobe Cream Peachlite:

This is a cult favourite among the MAC lovers. The original MAC Strobe Cream had a cool pink undertone that is not suitable for dark warm skin tones. The new variants include shades for every skin tone. The shade Peachlite is a perfect fit for warmer skin tones. The shade Redlite suits all the skin tones and the Goldlite shade is suitable for warm olive skin tone.

12. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Gold Deposit:

This is another favourite among the celebrities, makeup artists and all the makeup enthusiasts. The colour looks beautiful on dusky Indian beauties. It can be used as a highlighter and also mixed with blushers to add a dose of illumination. The shade Cheeky Bronze is also a great choice for the women of colours.

13. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Pink Quartz:

If you are a Bobby Brown fan, this deserves a place in your wish list. The strips of colours look beautiful individually. The colour you get after mixing them all up, well, you have to try this product to see the result yourself. It suits all skin tones beautifully and you can never go wrong with this one. The other shade from this range that you may want to try is the Bronze shade.

14. NARS Orgasm Illuminator:

While the NARS Orgasm Blush is something made for fair-skinned beauties, the illuminator with the same name is for everyone. This is another peachy pink liquid illuminator with fine shimmers that gives you the much-desired glow. The subtle glow is apt for daytime too and it stays on for really long!

15. Burberry Fresh Glow Golden Radiance No. 02 Luminous Highlighting Powder:


I have saved the best for the last! This coppery, golden highlight is very different from all the other products available in the market. The fine shimmer particles in this product give a perfect radiance. The luminous finish will definitely make heads turn and you will feel no less than a diva!

Source: makeupandbeauty.com