Gold highlighters for every skin tone

Achieve that sexy beach-goddess glow with these 8 insider picks.

Gold highlighters for that sexy beach-goddess glow
Gold highlighters for that sexy beach-goddess glow
04 Sep 2017

Gold highlighters for that sexy beach-goddess glow

Gold highlighters warm your complexion and reflect light to fake a healthy, sunkissed tan. Take advantage of Singapore’s permanent sunshiny weather and look like you just got back from a Bali vacay by perfecting a bronzed radiance – whatever your skin tone.

Best for: Fair to medium skin tones looking for a subtle sun-kissed glow
Best for: Fair to medium skin tones looking for a subtle sun-kissed glow
04 Sep 2017

Best for: Fair to medium skin tones looking for a subtle sun-kissed glow

HourGlass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light, $76

Free of oil, parabens, talc and gluten, this golden-beige shade creates a sun-kissed complexion through Photoluminescent Technology that captures and refracts the light around you. Rather than create a thick, pigmented layer, it acts to reflect light to enhance and brighten the skin while concealing imperfections.

Hot tip: Use a large loose powder brush and dust off excess powder before swirling it onto the entire face. Go lightly at first, and you can build it up for more intensity and radiance.
 

Best for: Light to medium skin for a soft dewy look
Best for: Light to medium skin for a soft dewy look
04 Sep 2017

Best for: Light to medium skin for a soft dewy look

Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter, $69

This lightweight highlighter harnesses the hydrating properties of coconut water for dewy skin and a warm, golden-peach skin tone, while a gel formula allows for effortless, gliding application. A part of the recently released Coconut Collection: Coconut Glow, each of the four products include skincare properties, with provitamin B5 and five forms of coconut: coconut alkanes for longer wear, coconut milk for deep hydration, coconut water for refreshing electrolytes, coconut polysaccharides to condition the skin, and a coconut fragrance for a light, pleasing scent.

Hot tip: Mix with your foundation or primer and apply to face to achieve a subtle but flattering glow.
 

Best for: Light to Medium skin tones who want to try a more delicate, lighter glimmer
Best for: Light to Medium skin tones who want to try a more delicate, lighter glimmer
04 Sep 2017

Best for: Light to Medium skin tones who want to try a more delicate, lighter glimmer

ESSENCE Light Up Your Face Luminizer Palette, $7.50 from Watsons Stores

For a more affordable option that doesn’t cop on quality, this versatile palette, with three shades from a light pearl, to an intensive shimmer, to a golden glow, is suitable for accentuating your features and leaves you with a subtle, gorgeous shine.

Hot tip: Emphasise your lips by dabbing the tiniest amount to your Cupid’s bow for a fuller pout.

Best for: Medium to dark skin tones wanting a sunlit-from-within afterglow
Best for: Medium to dark skin tones wanting a sunlit-from-within afterglow
04 Sep 2017

Best for: Medium to dark skin tones wanting a sunlit-from-within afterglow

Tarte Tarteist Pro Glow Liquid Highlighter, $48

Become an Amazonian goddess with a healthy, natural sun-drenched complexion. This uniquely squeezable and highly pigmented highlighter contains rose water (for soft application) within the fusion gel-cream formula, and comes in three luminous shades.

Hot tip: After foundation, and before concealer, dot the liquid on the tops of your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, and on your brow bone and Cupid’s bow. Use a blending sponge to work it into your skin.

Best for: Medium to dark skin tones seeking a deep bronzed and ultra-shimmery look
Best for: Medium to dark skin tones seeking a deep bronzed and ultra-shimmery look
04 Sep 2017

Best for: Medium to dark skin tones seeking a deep bronzed and ultra-shimmery look

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder in Bronze Glow, $76

Back due to high demand, this is the perfect summer companion: a sleek compact in a shimmering bronze shade. Take the only glow you will need to your every beach visit.

Hot tip: Use a large brush to apply the powder across your shoulders and down the centre of your arms to make your skin beach ready.
 

Best for: Tan to dark skin tones for a more intense shine
Best for: Tan to dark skin tones for a more intense shine
04 Sep 2017

Best for: Tan to dark skin tones for a more intense shine

Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighter in You Light Up My Life, $45

Make your skim beam with that lit-from-within glow using a sheer gold shade with a radiant finish. With a liquid-to-powder texture, and pearls set in the powder instead of crushed in, the result is perfect light refraction.

Hot tip: Take a small amount and use your finger to blend the highlighter along your cheekbones and down the centre of your forehead. The nuances of your face will pop to attention.

Best for: All skin tones who want to enhance their natural shade
Best for: All skin tones who want to enhance their natural shade
04 Sep 2017

Best for: All skin tones who want to enhance their natural shade

Becca Light Chaser Highlighter in Pearl Flashes Gold, $34

Kaleidoscopic pearls chase the light and illuminate within your skin to give an ethereal glow. When struck by the light, this pearl shade with a golden hue will make your best features glisten.

Hot tip: This 2-in-1 highlighter can be used for the face and eye - brush the powder up your cheekbones and use your finger to apply across your eyelids for a lovely subtle look.
 

Best for: All skin tones looking to achieve a subtle luminosity
Best for: All skin tones looking to achieve a subtle luminosity
04 Sep 2017

Best for: All skin tones looking to achieve a subtle luminosity

NUDESTIX Nudies All-Over Face Color, $37

Multi-task with this dual-ended soft colour balm and blending brush; a 3-in-1 product for eyes, cheeks and lips to achieve that subtle sun-kissed look. Available in two lightweight, water-resistant formula types - “Matte” or the dewy “Glow” - achieve various types of beach glows, from Bondi Bae - bronzed nude, to Brown Sugar, Baby - bronzed sun-kiss, to Hey, Honey - golden sun-kiss.

Hot tip: Draw directly on your eyes, cheeks, and lips, then use the brush to blend the product seamlessly onto your skin for a natural, youthful appearance.
 

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