Incorporating a highlighter into your makeup routine isn’t as simple as prettying up your skin with a streak of glitter. There’s an art to selecting one - and it’s all dependent on the tone of your skin. It’s pretty simple. A certain colour flatters your complexion, and another doesn’t. How do you whittle your highlighter game to absolute perfection? It’s advisable to pick a colour that’s two shades lighter than your skin tone. Your highlighter of choice must blend in seamlessly with the rest of your makeup. Here’s a guide on selecting a shade that compliments your skin.

 

Fair to very fair skin tones

Fair to very fair skin tones

Reinstate your glow by brushing your skin with a touch of silver — hues of silver, married with a lighter complexion, reward you with the coveted all-natural glow. Even lilac, pink, and icy undertones blend in well. Stray away from shades of bronze and copper. Keep in mind that the goal is to simply enhance your look. Opt for cooler-toned highlighters in this case. The Lakmé Absolute Liquid Highlighter - Ivory will tie your look together flawlessly. A pink or nude lip will make for a flattering look.

 

Fair to medium skin tones

Fair to medium skin tones

Opt for highlighters with golden or peach undertones. You can choose to sweep a dash of a champagne-pigmented highlighter on your skin too. Warm-toned highlighters are ideal. Stray away from pearlescent, icy shades. The Lakmé Absolute Liquid Highlighter - Rose Gold was formulated keeping in mind the warmth of this tone. Combine this highlighter with orange-tinted lips or highlight the inner corners of your eyes with a shade of orange. Play it up!

 

Medium to deep skin tones

Medium to deep skin tones

Try looking for warmer shades like golden and bronze. You can try mixing a shade of peach with your bronzer to achieve a warm-toned look that compliments your complexion. Instead of mixing products, try the Lakmé Liquid Absolute Highlighter - Bronze. It’s extremely pigmented - just apply it over your skin once, and voila!