Pale skin 1
“Pearl-colored shades work great on pale to fair skin,” says Flor. “I recommend Clinique's Uplifting Illuminating Powder in Nude Glow ($27). She adds, "Powders are great for lighter complexions because it doesn’t look oily or like you’re wearing too much makeup. It also gives you more of a natural finish.”
For light complexions with cool undertones, look for a pink-based highlighter, like the Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Charming Pink ($26). “I like how it blends with my skin color,” says our staff writer, Sugey Palomares. “It’s also super easy to apply just using my fingers.”
Medium to olive 3
For medium or olive complexions (like Jennifer Lopez), Flor recommends a soft golden-bronze highlighter, like MAC Mineralize SkinFinish in Gold Deposit ($32).
Tan to Honey-toned 5
Bronze-based highlighters also work wonders on tan or honey-toned complexions (like Camila Alves or Beyoncé). Flor swears by Betty-Lou Manizer Bronzer/Shadow ($24).
Darker skin 6
For deeper skin tones (think Mindy Kaling or Lupita Nyong’o), Flor likes to use Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid in Topaz ($41). "This is by far one of my favorites for darker complexions," she says. "It’s a liquid highlighter that gives a radiant glow, while melting onto the skin."