Choosing the right highlighter is like shopping for lipstick—you need just the right shade to complement your skin tone. In this case, morena skin tones.
I know it’s tempting to try out every color you see, and we won’t stop you from experimenting. But it’s also important to go for shades that will make your cheek bones pop while still accentuating your natural brown/bronze skin color. Just look at how Juliana Gomez, Leila Alcasid, and Ylona Garcia sported champagne-gold glows.
Whether you’re the blinding or subtle highlight type of person, we have a few suggestions for you to try.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light
If you have a medium skin tone, you can use Diffused Light which has a warm pale yellow shade. This can also cancel out redness if needed. What’s great about this highlighter is that it comes soft and natural, and not too shimmery. Available on Sephora PH.
J.Cat You Glow Girl Baked Highlighter in Twilight
For a beige shade with a tinge of gold, go for J.Cat’s Baked Highlighter in Twilight. Take note that the formula is glittery so it’s best to apply this with a light hand if you don’t want to look over the top. Available at Uptown Mall.
Happy Skin Yes, I Dew! Fresh Glow Highlighter Pen
This product promises a “glow from within” if you want something subtle for everyday use. You can build it up if you want it to be more noticeable. It also comes in a pen form so it’s easy to throw in your purse, and you can control how much product to use with a few clicks. Available at Beauty Bar.
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact
Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick is a blush, bronzer, and highlighter in one compact. The pink and brown shades complement each other. What you’ll get is a brown-bronze glow that’s perfect for darker skin tones. This also works well as a bronzer for medium skin tones. Available at SM Megamall.
ColourPop Super Shock Highlighter in Might Be
Skip the blush and just stick to a pink-hued highlighter. Might Be is a metallic rose gold shade that will give you a faint pink glow with flecks of gold. Use this with a flat synthetic brush for an intense glow. Available online.
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