A bomb highlighter is the embodiment of black girl magic. The shades, accents and sizes are endless but sometimes finding the one for you can be a struggle. For us brown skin girls, the key is to choose illuminators that are on the warmer side and stay away from whites and pinks. We are so thankful for products that instantly brighten our faces and lights up our lives.
We want the sun and the stars to see our highlighter so we found eight fire products that will make certain the world sees your phosphorescence. Keep reading for more.
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Saks Fifth Avenue
Alexa, play "Tom Ford" by Jay-Z. Not only is the song a bop, this highlighter will have you glowing like the top of the Chrysler building. The application is as smooth as cocoa butter. It captures the two most flattering parts of your face that catches natural light.
Anastasia Beverly Hills' Glow Kit should low-key be renamed "Ultralight Beam" because the glow is just different. If you're a beauty buff, you know these are in high demand and it's because it is unmatched.
The shades in this kit include:
- Bronzed (Amber with a penny metal finish)
- Tourmaline (Warm taupe with a rose gold finish)
- Moonstone (Radiant quartz with a pearl finish)
- Summer (Luminous sand with a white gold finish)
Black Radiance was designed for our skin so we absolutely love to see it! Their Artisan Color Baked Bronzer makes you radiate from the inside out. What more can you ask for at this price point?
Liquid highlighter can be tricky but this Becca formula has luminous pearl pigments which makes for a beautiful blend. The product is great to use for a natural look and you can also build on it for a super beat.
The OG of makeup brands, MAC, has a slow-baked highlighter destined to give you that sun-kissed luminosity. The skin-finish is both natural and dimensional.
Milani Baked Highlighter
Between the pigmentation and the price, we can't help but be here for this highlighter. The warm undertones make it ideal for melanin. For the best look, grab your fan brush and sweep the product across your cheekbones, cupid's bow and bridge of the nose.
You already know that when it's by us it's most definitely for us. black|Up is the first French beauty brand dedicated to women of color. If you're going for a natural shimmer, this compact powder will get you together.
e.l.f.'s Jelly Highlighter is one of my favorites because it can be used in various ways. I use it mostly on days when I don't feel like doing makeup so it serves as a standalone glow-getter.
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While August is back-to-school month for many people, it is also the month to squeeze in some vacation time while the heat is still in full effect. Although vacationing is often looked at as a luxury, it is, in fact, a need and plays an important part in our lives. We all need some time away from the daily grind to refocus, relax, and remember who we are. It not only makes you feel better but can also help you enhance your performance when you return to work.
With fall quickly approaching, these ten celebs have penciled in some vacation time in between their busy schedules and before the summer runs out. If you haven't booked your flight yet, hopefully, these celebrity vacations can inspire you to bask in the sun with a scenic backdrop.
"Area Codes" rapper Kaliii had some fun in the sun while in Turks and Caicos.
Fresh off of her Parisian vacation, LeToya Luckett decided to take in the coastal town of Martha's Vineyard.
Jayda Cheaves, aka Jayda Wayda, attended Carnival in Antigua and Barbuda.
Sabrina Elba took a baecation with her hubby Idris Elba to Ibiza, Spain.
Taina was living a life of luxury while vacationing in Lake Como, Italy.
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