Highlighters for Olive skin tone-Makes you Glow, not glitter !

A perfect highlighter is one which gives you a natural “Glow from within”.. making sure you don’t glitter like a disco ball ! In my search for the best highlighter in the market I’ve come up with quite a few amazing highlighters that flatter medium brown/Olive/Indian skin tone/Anywhere between NC 40-NC45 for your reference. My personal favourites are :

  • Becca cosmetics -Champagne pop (A highlighter that most makeup artists swear by)
  • The Balm- Mary lou manizer (for a very natural, yet gorgeous glow!)
  • Anastasia beverly hills -Glow kit ( for a good range of colours and intense luminosity)
  • Bobbi brown shimmer brick- Apricot ( for a gorgeous lit up from within glow )
  • MAC mineralize skinfinish highlighters- Global Glow / Soft and gentle

Although every makeup lover in India would dream of getting her hands on these lovely highlighters, the availability of these high end makeup brands is a challenge unless you have a friend or family  member who could import it for you. That in mind , I think the best pick you could go for in terms of product quality, colour pay off, price and availability in India is the MAC mineralize skin finish highlighters in the shades “Global glow” and “Soft and gentle”.


The Mac mineralize skin finish is a luxurious, slow baked, velvet soft powder, dome-shaped highlighter. Global glow being my personal preference is described as a “Neutral tan with silver sheen “.This shade is more of  a muted medium copper which compliments Indian skin with yellow undertones giving it a luminous metallic sheen.



What I love about it the most is that its not too golden or bronzy and has the right amount of a silvery sheen which compliments my skin(NC42 ). I like to use the highlight on the top of my cheek bones, brow bones, on the bridge of my nose with an extra dab on the tip, on the cupid’s bow, a hint of it on my chin, you could even go on to highlight your collar bones and shoulders for a little extra ;)…..and I must say that the colour pay off is intensified and literally pops out if you spray a little Fix plus to the brush before application.. yeahhh I am totally into the glowww effect off late ! The product seems rather powdery and shimmery on the pan which causes a considerable amount of excess product fall out around the rim of the pan, However the application surprisingly goes on to be quite smooth… giving a very natural sun kissed glow !


The new packaging is glossy and black, with magnetic closure and the bottom is curved inward making it easy to stack many of them together in your makeup collection.Some may consider it to be slightly pricy as it costs $32 (2160INR) for 10g of the product.. but trust me it will last you forever.

Overall I think its a great luxury highlighter and a must have for all you olive skin toned beauties looking for a perfect glowy luminous look 🙂


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