So, here are the colours you should use to highlight for different skin tones!
There is one golden (HA! its funny because highlighters are usually golden) rule for highlighting & that is the colour you choose to highlight with must have a shimmery or shiny finish (otherwise it won't "highlight" your skin. duh) & it must always be the same colour as your skin, or lighter.
For pale skin - the best colour to use is eggshell or off-white.
Laura Mercier make a powder called "Stardust" which is perfect for all you pasty skins out there!
Don't worry, I'm not trying to offend you, I'm also included in this category. i was flattered the other day when i was put in the medium skin tone category.. of course i had fake tan on.
I also love Model Co's "luminosity shimmer stick". In fact, i would say that i can't get enough of it. I reapply constantly & It's a lot easier to carry around than stardust. Its a cream rather than powder.
For medium skin tones - Rose golds or soft golds are best.
MAC make a beautiful pigment called "Melon".
For dark skin tones- never use pale shades, you don't want to look frosty! Instead, use golden bronze or just straight bronze colours.
L'Oreal make a gold eyeshadow called "Sepia Sparkle" which i double up as a highlighter!
For black skin - use dark chocolate colours with shimmer, dark bronze or burgundy bronze.
I also have MAC pigments for this, "Old Gold" & "Pink Branze" are perfect!
I really hope this has inspired you to add highlighting to your everyday make up regime!