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Lunchtime Beauty Q&A: Which Luminizer Works Best on Darker Skin Tones?

Q: I have dark skin and I like the way a bit of shimmer looks. But each time I apply a skin “highlighter” it always looks too frosty. Is this a look I should just give up on? 

A: Overly frosted faces worked for Alexander Wang’s light show, but for an average day, most of us want something more subtle to brighten our complexions. For a lit-from-within style glow on cheek, brow bones, and eyelids, try RMS Living Luminizer,  from makeup artist Rose Marie Swift — a favorite of models like Miranda Kerr and Gisele Bundchen. Apply sparingly with your fingers and don’t worry that the Luminizer appears opaque upon first glance; once the creamy formula of beeswax and coconut oil melts into your skin, you’ll see a seamless dusting of shimmer. If you’re looking for something more Kim Kardashian–esque, keep layering. Regardless of your skin color, this foolproof formula won’t leave you looking chalky or like a figure skater.

Beauty Q&A: Which Luminizer Works on Dark Skin?