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What would be a highlighter for dark brown skin?

post #1 of 52
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Nars Albatross looks awesome. But would it work for someone who's dark brown? If not, what would be better?

post #2 of 52

Welcome to the board :)

 

I definitely have to check out Albatross! I keep hearing such dope things about it. Anyone have any pics they can share?

I highlight w Style blush from MAC. It's a peach blush with golden tones. The peach doesn't show on me, just a soft champagne-y highlight.

post #3 of 52
I highlight using my Sleek Contour kit in Dark. I like it but I've been looking for a liquid or cream highlighter.
post #4 of 52
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Originally Posted by StyleBlack View Post

Welcome to the board :)

 

I definitely have to check out Albatross! I keep hearing such dope things about it. Anyone have any pics they can share?

I highlight w Style blush from MAC. It's a peach blush with golden tones. The peach doesn't show on me, just a soft champagne-y highlight.


 

i have a swatch of albatross on my blog.  its not a swatch on my face though. I swatched it on my arm.  Its really pretty but thats the only highlighter for the face that i own and sometimes i feel it could look a bit too much for my face.  I want to find other ones that are more subtle. Maybe Mac's Ricepaper eyeshadow would look good.. hmmm i should try that out tonight lol

post #5 of 52
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i have a swatch of albatross on my blog.  its not a swatch on my face though. I swatched it on my arm.  Its really pretty but thats the only highlighter for the face that i own and sometimes i feel it could look a bit too much for my face.  I want to find other ones that are more subtle. Maybe Mac's Ricepaper eyeshadow would look good.. hmmm i should try that out tonight lol



link please :)

post #6 of 52
If you haven't found a swatch for it, I just went to her blog and clicked home which brought me to her previous posts including her pic of Albatross. ELF has a blush called gotta glo similar to Albatross but of course not NARS quality I own it but don't use it that often as I prefer more yellow gold highlighters which is why I didn't invest in Albatross and I love my NARS blushes to pieces.
post #7 of 52

NARS Albatross is a great highlighter, but you want to be careful that it's not going to make you look ashy. I'd suggest looking at some luminizers like Benefit's Sun Beam or Stila's All Over Shimmer Liquid Luminizer in #3.

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link please :)



i would link it but looking back at the swatch it doesnt look too good lmao. I'll try doing an updated swatch of it soon bouquet.gif

post #9 of 52

NYC has a bronzer and highlighter in one. It's their cheek to cheek Duo Blusher. Their bronzer is matte and the highlighter is matched to the shade of the bronzer so they really work great together :)

post #10 of 52

While Albatross is really pretty I prefer MAC's Trace Gold blush for an everyday highlight. It's really subtle and pretty with a light sheen. I'm an NW45 for reference :)

post #11 of 52

Have you tried the MUFE Face Sculpt?  It is an awesome highlight and contour kit!

post #12 of 52

For dark brown skin, you want to look for something in a golden bronze color.

 

Not sure if it's still on the MAC site but there's an iridescent loose powder called Golden Bronze that's really pretty. Cargo has bronzers in a few different shades--the Medium or Dark might make a nice highlight on dark brown skin.

 

If you're into cream highlighters, Becca has Shimmering Skin Perfectors called Topaz (Golden Bronze) and Bronze (Deep Bronze) that are also very pretty. And also maybe Nars Laguna Illuminator.

post #13 of 52
Nars is good and used to be my holy grail but Mac too chic beauty powder is the best by far,at least until I find a new highlighter
post #14 of 52
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Originally Posted by elektra513 View Post

For dark brown skin, you want to look for something in a golden bronze color.

 

Not sure if it's still on the MAC site but there's an iridescent loose powder called Golden Bronze that's really pretty. Cargo has bronzers in a few different shades--the Medium or Dark might make a nice highlight on dark brown skin.

 

If you're into cream highlighters, Becca has Shimmering Skin Perfectors called Topaz (Golden Bronze) and Bronze (Deep Bronze) that are also very pretty. And also maybe Nars Laguna Illuminator.


Completely agree! 

 

MAC's Golden Bronze is gorgeous and will last you forever and a day, but it's sparkly.  Cargo Dark is also really nice.  It's very subtle on me, which I prefer, and it's beautiful.  I had high hopes for Laguna, but it didn't do much for my skin.  It's a good option for many skintones, though.  MAC's Glorify is a good one to check out too for a "cream" option :)

 

post #15 of 52
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Nars is good and used to be my holy grail but Mac too chic beauty powder is the best by far,at least until I find a new highlighter


the day MAC makes a beauty powder for dark brown skin... hmph.

post #16 of 52

I'm very dark, and Nars Albatross looks great on me.  Nars Luster also looks fantastic.

post #17 of 52

I love: albatross, vanilla pigment, the mac loose powder (gold something) and beccas illuminating liquid in topaz

post #18 of 52
I like Dior amber Diamond. Very finely milled champagne color. I wear NW45
post #19 of 52

I just checked out the Lorac Gold L1 luminizer and it is beautiful!!

post #20 of 52
NARS Albatross is the shiznit and MACs Gold Deposit is amazing also
post #21 of 52

I have been using MAC Sun Rush lustre drops to highlight and I am in love....

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post #22 of 52

I'm a MAC NC50 and these are the one's that I own. I reach for some more than I reach for others but these are products I use for highlighting. 

 

Sally Girl Soft Lights

NYX Tango & Highlights

Hard Candy Tiki

Sleek Contour Kit in Dark

MAC B-Jeweled Sheer Shimmer Powder

MAC Mellow Mood Sheer Shimmer Powder

MAC Petticoat MSF (this one is more of a 2-in-1 highlighter/blush to me)

MAC Redhead MSF

MAC Glorify MSF

MAC Golden Bronze Iridescent Powder

MAC Silver Dusk Iridescent Powder

Laura Mercier Rose Rendevous

 

And every now and then I may try a shadow or a pigment like MAC's Ricepaper e/s, MAC's Subtle or Vanilla Pigment. I feel like I'm forgetting maybe 1 or 2 so if I remember them, I'll add them. 

post #23 of 52

I use the following:

 

Dior Amber Diamond

Laura Mercier Rose Rendezvous

MAC Glorify

MAC Superb

MAC Brunette

MAC Redhead

MAC Golden Bronze loose powder

Giella Eye M Glam

NARS Albatross

MAC Lustre Drops in Sun Rush or Bronze Hero

MAC Trace Gold Blush

MAC Margin Blush

NARS Orgasm Blush

MAC Petticoat MSF

MAC Stereo Rose MSF

MAC Comfort MSF

MAC Goldstone MSF

MAC Gold Deposit

post #24 of 52
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Originally Posted by KelseeBrianaJai View Post

NARS Albatross is the shiznit and MACs Gold Deposit is amazing also

Another vote for Gold Deposit!

post #25 of 52
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I'm very dark, and Nars Albatross looks great on me.  Nars Luster also looks fantastic.

Your chocolate-hued skin will be perfectly highlighted with a true gold highlighter. U dont have to use a liquid highlighter or even a product specifically for highlighting, u can use a powder eye shadow.
What might be good is Urban Decay shadow in Half Baked. I use it on my eyes for a lovely gold effect. But as far as drugstore makeup, tryMaybeline they have highly pigmented colors and they stay on throughout the day.

post #26 of 52
Estée Lauder Shimmering Sands and Topaz Chameleon
post #27 of 52

nars albatros,but i am gonna try ricepaper to see how i like it

post #28 of 52
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Originally Posted by michelle37 View Post

nars albatros,but i am gonna try ricepaper to see how i like it

i have ricepaper and i have yet to try it as a highlighter my cheeks.  I dont like how ashy it looks on my eyes so i didnt really think about wanting to use it on my face.  I love albatross 

post #29 of 52
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Originally Posted by elektra513 View Post

For dark brown skin, you want to look for something in a golden bronze color.

 

Not sure if it's still on the MAC site but there's an iridescent loose powder called Golden Bronze that's really pretty. Cargo has bronzers in a few different shades--the Medium or Dark might make a nice highlight on dark brown skin.

 

If you're into cream highlighters, Becca has Shimmering Skin Perfectors called Topaz (Golden Bronze) and Bronze (Deep Bronze) that are also very pretty. And also maybe Nars Laguna Illuminator.

What are your favorite hightlighters...as an olive girl?

post #30 of 52
My new favorite highlighter is Nars Luster!!! Love it!!!!
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