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11 Best Highlighters for Deeper Skin Tones

Highlighters that make you glow without looking ashy
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When highlighters first popped on the beauty scene, there wasn't much diversity in the makeup trend. Most formulas were full of iridescent pearls and pinks and were not appropriate for deeper skin tones. All that has changed. Now, no matter what shade of chocolate your complexion is, there are highlighters that pop against your melanin-rich skin without looking ashy.

Which shades of highlighters look best on dark skin? Warm gold or rose gold highlighters that have a warm finish are ideal. Watch out for cool colors and silvers, which will go on white and won't look much like a highlight at all. Ahead, we've picked 11 shades that look great on deep complexions so you can glow with confidence.

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Jay Manuel Beauty 3D Illuminator in Paparazzi, $30
He's spent years perfecting the faces on "America's Next Top Model" so you know his highlighter formula is a keeper. One swipe of this gorgeous warm gold powder has major color payoff so you don't have to cake it on.

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A complexion-booster that primes, highlights and smooths imperfections makes this liquid formula a top pick for the warm weather months.

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Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Candlelight, $42
Add a drop to your favorite moisturizer for a lightweight glow all over or swipe onto your cheekbones for a more pigmented highlight. This liquid formula is foolproof.

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Hourglass Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick in Bronze Flash, $42
If you shy away from highlighter because you don't want the shimmer sitting atop your skin, opt for this melting formula that adjusts to your body temperature so you don't have to fret about blending.

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