Top 10 Highlighters for Desi Skin

From glowing to gleaming, let highlighters take the spotlight on your face. DESIblitz provides a range of selected highlighters, recommended for Desi skin.

Top 10 Highlighters for Desi Skin

"Strategically buff on to add highlights to the high points of the face."

Highlighters, the glittery, glowy, and creamy textured makeup to accentuate your face features.

But, are you struggling to find the best highlighters for your Desi skin tone?

From Nars to Illamasqua, enhance your Asian skin with these glow-providers selected by DESIblitz.

Nars Top 10 Highlighters for Desi Skin

They have a handful of highlighters in their collection. But, we have chosen the shades, ‘Albatross and ‘Miss Libertyfor Asian complexions.

Although ‘Albatross’ looks like a white pearly coloured highlighter, but once it’s on your face, it will leave a beautiful golden/yellow glow.

Since it contains a fine gold coloured shimmer, ‘Albatross’ will provide you with a healthy radiant appearance.

Whereas, ‘Miss Liberty’ features more of a noticeable shimmer. It’s a champagne/peachy colour, great for giving that instant luminosity.


Top 10 Highlighters for Desi Skin

Mac Cosmetics have a big range of highlighters, they’re bestselling one is called, Soft and Gentle’.

But, for Asian skin tones, the best-recommended highlighter is called, ‘Global Glow’.

With its beautiful golden bronze shade, ‘Global Glow’ is great for adding warmth to the face during summer.

Additionally, its shimmery aspect will enhance a darker complexion, rather than glitter to the blind.

Mac describes their product as: “A luxurious, slow-baked, velvety soft, domed face powder with a radiant finish. Strategically buff on to add highlights to the high points of the face.”


Top 10 Highlighters for Desi Skin

If you wish to go high end with your highlighter, then try the ‘Chanel Soleil Tan Illuminating Fluid‘.

This can be used under your foundation. Or simply streak it neatly on your cheekbones, bridge of the nose, and cupids bow.

It’s a universal colour, great for any skin tone.

Bobbi Brown

Top 10 Highlighters for Desi Skin

Bobbi Brown’s shimmer bricks are a big hit!

They have created a range of highlighters, specialised just to illuminate the skin.

Their highlighting powder in the shade Bronze Glow‘, is a popular pick for us Desi girls. With its pure golden shimmery colour, it is absolutely perfect for Asian skin tones.

Charlotte Tilbury

Top 10 Highlighters for Desi Skin

Charlotte Tilbury is a brand that has swept makeup gurus off their feet, and we can see why.

Their Bar of Gold‘, was sold out in minutes when it was first released, as Charlotte Tilbury says:

“The sculpting and illuminating powers of my cult classic BAR OF GOLD meant it sold out fast when it was first launched, but now it’s back by popular demand and all dressed up in fabulous NEW packaging.”

This golden goddess is sure to give you that beautiful sun kissed glow. In addition, it will compliment your bronzer perfectly. A great way to warm up the face.

Although it comes in a compact, the texture of the powder is very soft, making it easy to apply and blend on the skin. The brand further describes the product as:

“The addition of luxurious Pure Gold Pearls illuminate the skin and soft-focus any imperfections, to give the illusion that your skin is bathed in candlelight. It has the transformational powers to lift lacklustre, dull skin.”

Estee Lauder  Top 10 Highlighters for Desi Skin

Sinful Peach’ by Estee Lauder is the perfect match for darker complexions.

This compact has 3 shades, you can either mix them all together, mix and match the shades, or just use the colours separately:

“Instantly give cheeks a fresh, glowing rush of multi-dimensional colour with a super-silky powder that glides on smoothly and evenly.”

Bare Minerals

 Top 10 Highlighters for Desi Skin

Bare Minerals have created an ‘Invisible Light translucent powder duo.

This compact contains a translucent powder to matte the skin and a highlighting shade to enhance the cheekbones.

Lightweight and natural, this is the perfect powder for highlighting cheeks in a subtle way. The highlighting shade is infused with a rose gold pigment, it is perfect for illuminating and strobing.


 Top 10 Highlighters for Desi Skin

‘Sun Beam by Benefit is a gorgeous bronze highlighting fluid.

It will surely leave you with a beautiful summer skin.

You can use it as a fluid under foundation, for an all over glow, or just on the high points of your face.

It comes with a brush applicator which makes it easy for application.

Urban Decay

Top 10 Highlighters for Desi SkinThe ‘Urban Decay Illuminated Shimmering Powder‘, is a product for those that love the prominent shimmer.

With its chunky glitter shape and a square boxed packaging, it makes a great gift!

Described by the brand as having a: “Golden iridescent shimmer,” it looks even more flattering when the sunlight hits your face.

The colour ‘Aura’ is the shade for Asian skin tones.


 Top 10 Highlighters for Desi Skin

Beyond powder, the ‘Epic Warm Bronze Shimmer,’ has a baked highlighting texture which easily glides on the skin.

With the option to apply it wet or dry, this highlighter provides long lasting results.

Giving tips from artists, Illamasqua says:

“Apply with the highlighter brush to the tops of the cheekbones to add instant shimmer and shine. Buff onto the collarbone and shoulders to give an elegant golden glow to the skin. Dampen an eye shadow brush to create a high shine metallic eye shadow with an ultra long lasting finish.”

And now, a DESIblitz tip: Hold your mirror up to your skin in front of the daylight. So once you’ve applied your highlighter, if there are any obvious glittering areas, you need to blend in more.

Now that you have got your highlighters technique sorted, invest in one of the top 10 selected products.

Mariam is an English and Creative Writing undergraduate. She loves all things fashion, beauty, food and fitness. Her motto: “Don’t be the same person you were yesterday, be better.”

Images courtesy of Nars, Mac, Chanel, Bobbi Brown, Charlotte Tilbury, Estee Lauder, Bare Minerals, Benefit, Urban Decay, and Illamasqua

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