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Pale Girl Diaries: The Best Highlighters for Fair Skin

Highlighters continue to be the top trend in the beauty community, whether it be soft dewy highlights or iridescent glitters. But it can be so hard to find a colour that works for you when you’re fair skinned like me! I know I’m not the only one who’s had this problem, so I wanted to share some of my favourite highlights that I’ve found work for getting that highlighted look even on pale skin. These are the best highlighters for fair skin skin!

Stila Cosmetics – Kitten

Technically, this is an eyeshadow, (who follows the rules anyways?) but you can definitely use it as a highlight. It’s a soft champagne that actually looks beaming on my uber fair skin.

Becca Cosmetics – Pearl

Let’s be honest with ourselves – this highlight is straight up white. But it looks absolutely gorgeous if you want a strong highlight. It’s blendable and if you use a light hand, it can look more natural if you sheer it out enough. I’d still go towards this if you want a really strong and beaming highlight.

Anastasia Beverly Hills – Moonchild Palette

This one is a bit more fun and out of the box, but that’s why I love it so much. It’s artistic and gives those unicorn/mermaid vibes that everyone is currently striving for. Each colour has a duochrome look to it, so you have pale highlights that look pink or blue when they hit the light. I can honestly say that I’ll be using this constantly this Spring and Summer.

Benefit Cosmetics – High Beam

For the girls who like a more natural look, this is just the thing. I like to blend it out with my beauty blender, or even mix it into my foundation for an all-over glow. This gives that soft, dewy look that you can wear with just brows and lipgloss.

ColourPop – Spoon

This is a unique one, as ColourPop’s formula is much different than the others. Colourpop is known for their cream/powder hybrid formula, which feels almost cushionlike. This highlighter is good for a subdued highlight with a touch of sparkle. It looks really nice with every makeup look.

Highlight Swatches

  1. Becca Cosmetics – Pearl
  2. ColourPop – Spoon
  3. Benefit – High Beam
  4. Stila – Kitten
  5. ABH Moonchild – Blue Ice
  6. ABH Moonchild – Pink Heart
  7. ABH Moonchild – Star
  8. ABH Moonchild – Lucky Clover
  9. ABH Moonchild – Purple Horseshoe
  10. ABH Moonchild – Blue Moon


What are your favourite highlights? I love trying out new ones, so let a girl know in the comments below.

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