The Best Liquid Highlighters For Every Skin Tone

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Liquid highlighters are a great way to add glow to cheekbones and other high points of the face without looking too “done”. With the right blending (use your fingers or a blurring brush), you can achieve that lit-from-within look in seconds.

Where once the liquid highlighter market was full of just pearl toned shades, these days brands have expanded their offerings to include an array of skin tones – excellent news and a very much needed development.

Looking for the right liquid highlighter for your skin tone? Right this way.

Napoleon Perdis Light Thief


This liquid highlighter comes in seven skin tone-based shades, meaning there is likely one that blends well with your skin tone for a glowy look that feels natural. 

Napoleon Perdis Light Thief Liquid Highlight, $55

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Glow

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A particularly useful shade in this liquid highlighter range is the rose gold hue, which is great for those with medium-warm skin with a pink undertone.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Glow, $46

Mecca Max Liquid Light


If you’re someone with pale skin tone that has a rosy undertone, pink highlighter can be a lovely way to highlight the natural flush of your skin without feeling like you’re adding unnecessary blush.

Mecca Max Liquid Light, $26

Iconic London Illuminator


If you naturally tan during summer, a golden bronze illuminator can help add glow to cheeks, or be added to your foundation to bump up the colour during warmer months.

Iconic London Illuminator, $68

Eye Of Horus Luminous Highlighter

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A thicker style of liquid highlighter, this product is great for those who are in between using cream and liquid. The golden shade is perfect for medium-pale skin tones who want that added wash of colour.

Eye Of Horus Luminous Highlighter, $42

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Soft Light

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Opal highlighter is the best choice for pale skin tones with a blue undertone. It’s the perfect pearly finish to enhance your high points.

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Soft Light Liquid Highlighter, $49

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