5 Gold Highlighters That Give You An Instant Glow Up
Highlighters have been the darlings of the makeup world for a while now—and with good reason. When used strategically, they draw attention to all the right angles, emphasising your best features—think of it as giving yourself an instant facelift.
This season, however, it’s time to go for gold (well, for everything, but especially for highlighters). The giltzy hue adds a gorgeous sheen to the skin for the perfect glow-up. We like using it at the highest points of the cheekbones, buffing it in for #datglow. Here are a few gold tones that would look gorgeous on all skin tones.
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Deep skin tones: Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter - Trophy Wife, $50
While this yellow gold highlighter looks good on most skin tones, we find it particularly flattering for those with deeper skin tones since it doesn't have a pink undertone.
Medium deep skin tones: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Prosecco Pop, $58
Inspired by the dazzling light of the mid-day sun, this warm gold highlighter blends smoothly for a multi-dimensional shimmery finish. Superfine, multi-toned luminescent pearls in the formula change according to your skin’s undertone making it perfect for those with medium to deep skin tones.
Medium skin tones: Laura Mercier Face Illuminator - Addiction, $73
This gold highlighter can be used sheer or layered on for intensity. It beautifully highlights medium skin tones without making their skin look sallow.
Light medium skin tones: Nudestix Nudies All Over Face Color Glow in Hey, Honey, $45
This pale gold creamy highlighter is perfect for girls who have light to medium skin tones because it has just the right amount of cool gold pigment to suit the pale to medium undertones.
Fair skin tones: RMS Beauty Luminizer - Magic, $60
It can be a bit tricky to find highlighters for fair skin tones, but this warm-toned highlighter draws attention to all the right angles with its beautiful opalescence without making skin look too yellow.