5 Best Highlighters Set to Sparkle at Desi Weddings

Weddings although seasonal, they do occur all year round. DESIblitz helps you sparkle at Desi weddings with a rundown of the five best highlighters.

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The end result will be a hydrated and glowy look which looks ever so breathtaking.

Desi weddings, we have the reigning title for glamorous and opulent weddings, so for such an occasion the more sparkle the better.

The best way to incorporate a little more dazzle into your desi wardrobe is to pick up on the popular makeup trend of highlighters.

Highlighters largely come in two forms, either liquid or powder.

Depending on your skin type and personal preference, either of these products adds a natural dusting of glitter.

With the variance of colours and pigments available, you have to be selective with which you wear.

Certain colours namely, the champagnes and golds pop on South Asian skin. Whereas the roses and diamond shades can create an ashy effect which is not flattering.

DESIblitz lists the five best highlighters which will dazzle during Desi weddings.

Maybelline Master Chrome Extreme 300 Sandstone Shimmer – £8.99

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The Maybelline Master Chrome highlighter in the shade, ‘sandstone’, is a Desi girl’s dream highlight.

Although it is a powder it has a rich and highly pigmented texture. Swatches of the product emphasise it’s reflective pigment technology.

The light catches this product beautifully and blends seamlessly into South Asian skin tones.

We recommend blending this with a small and dainty fan brush or simply use your fingertips to apply to skin.

Apply sparingly, there is nothing worse than an over-highlighted cheekbone. This product packs a punchy pigment so a little goes a long way.

Be sure to set your makeup with a long-wear setting spray to ensure the powder stays in place and doesn’t fade with all the dancing.

  Fenty Beauty, Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter, Trophy Wife – £26

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Rhianna’s Fenty Beauty makeup line has shaken the makeup industry. Her line of diverse products, are made with women of colour in mind.

Therefore Fenty Beauty’s Killawatt highlighter in the shade ‘Trophy Wife’ had to make our list. As mentioned earlier golds are particularly favourable for Desi skin-tones.

This gold picks up on the natural yellow undertones present in South Asian skin. Meaning the glitter glides on with ease giving an effortless glow to your appearance.

Due to its hybrid cream-powder combination, this product is best applied with your fingertips.

The main areas to highlight are the cheekbones, nose and cupids bow.

These are the areas that naturally catch the light on the face and are suitable for highlighting.

Iconic London, Illuminator Champagne Shimmer – £30

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The only liquid highlighter to make the list, this is due to its pigment, texture and wearability.

This highlighter can be added into your primer, foundation or sparingly applied on a full face of makeup.

Truly, the options are endless!

We recommend for a naturally dewy look mix two to three drops of this in with your foundation.

The end result will be a hydrated and glowy look which looks ever so breathtaking.

If you prefer a contrasting look simply apply a drop or two to the back of your hand and with a fingertip lightly apply and rub into your desired areas.

The pigment is very strong with this champagne shimmer so use with caution.

The champagne shade blends beautifully into Desi skin tones, which is why this is the go-to liquid highlighter.

Becca Cosmetics, Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter – £30

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Becca Cosmetics are well known for their range of highlighters, they have become a very desirable brand on the makeup scene.

The unique formula used by Becca gives a, lit from within appearance to the skin. Becca is known to produce makeup which enhances natural beauty, avoiding products which cake, stick or create an ashy look.

Instead, Becca creates effortless and natural looking highlighters, the powder had blur-technology incorporated in its formula.

So this highlighter can be used as a setting powder, to give a little glow as well as a little boost to any imperfections.

This highlighter is long-wear which makes it ideal for the Desi wedding circuit.

It will be sure to last from the morning rituals right through to crying during the bride leaving home.

Even while tearing up your highlight will be intact.

Huda Beauty, 3D Highlighter Palette, Bronze – £40

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The reigning supreme of Instagram beauty, Huda Beauty launched their 3D highlighter palette and the internet blew up.

Every makeup blogger, beauty guru and Instagram MUA raved about this product, with good reason.

The creamy texture and the blendable quality of this highlighter is incomparable. The swatches of this product will bring tears to your eyes, they are that pigmented.

Huda’s highlighter includes a pearlescent formula infused with Karite Butter, which is why the product melts into the skin so perfectly.

If you want to go for a decadent desi wedding look, this is the highlighter for you.

The bronze palette is best suited to South Asian skin and has a variety of shades which will look wonderful.

The palette is designed to ade with sculpting, so it’s the ideal highlighter palette to pair with a contoured wedding makeup look.

Those are the five best highlighters for Desi weddings in the makeup market. Always remember to swatch any highlighter on your skin prior to purchasing.

While tones, colours and pigments are important you need to see whether you prefer liquid versus powder highlighters. Therefore trying before you buy is a definite must.

But you now have a narrowed down list which should make the lovely chore of makeup shopping that much easier and enjoyable.

Jasneet Kaur Bagri - Jas is a Social Policy graduate. She loves to read, write and travel; gathering as much insight into the world and how it works. Her motto derives from her favourite philosopher Auguste Comte, "Ideas govern the world, or throw it into chaos."

Images courtesy of maybelline, Iconic London, Fenty Beauty, Huda Beauty and Becca cosmetics in addition to Instagram.



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