Your Guide to Fenty's 16(!) Mesmerizing Highlighters
It's pretty obvious that Rihanna understands the power of the glow up. So natch, her Fenty Beauty line would be riddled with highlighters of every color variation. Any beauty virtuoso knows that a good glow isn't always one size fits all — so Fenty's range that clearly hones in on the nuances and needs of a good shimmer, in both powder and cream form, is pretty incredible. There's literally one for everyone!
If you're new to highlighter, you may be wondering where to begin. Here's a decoder on all 16 highlighters in the Fenty Beauty collection.
Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Ginger Binge & Moscow Mule
Don't be intimidated by how pink this looks in the compact. More of the gold comes out when applied. Although this works really well on deeper skin tones, it's equally as pretty on fair and medium tones.
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Blonde
Consider this the daytime version of Trophy Wife. It's a similar gold, in a more sheer, creamy formula. It's pretty universal, but gold is always going to complement warmer skin tones.
Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Girl Next Door & Chic Phreak
The lighter pink side has a soft sheen, while the deeper, peachy side is more shimmery. Overall, this may look a bit ashy on deeper complexions but will give fairer skin a really natural-looking flush and glow.
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Chili Mango
What you see is what you get with this pretty orange that gives darker brown skin the most gorgeous sunset swipe.
Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Lightning Dust & Fire Crystal
This definitely errs more on the icy side, so if silvers work well against your complexion, it's a safe powder highlighter option.
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Confetti
Of the two purple-ish highlighters in the collection, this more lavender version has cooler, more silver undertones and works best on fairer skin.
Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Mean Money & Hu$tla Baby
With more of a beige peach at the base, this could totally work on deeper skin that needs a little shine just on the high points of the face. It may not show up as well on medium skin but will definitely warm up more fair complexions.
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Ridiic
This golden papaya shade almost looks red, so it works better as a blush than a highlighter, especially on fairer skin. It's also the depth of shade that rich, deep brown skin needs to actually be visible if you're looking for a bold color impact.
Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Metal Moon
Although this looks like it should swipe on really silvery, it's actually a white gold. While it's still pretty stark for darker skin, it'll give medium and fair complexions a nice, natural glow that'll look like you just put on clear gloss and let the sun hit your face.
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Rum
While the gold versions of this stick are for a shine that you want to be seen, this warm bronze gives off a more subtle and natural sheen. You still get high, metallic shine, but in a slightly more understated way.
Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Trophy Wife
When you do want to be seen, go with this. This is gold. It looks best on deeper skin and is also more glittery than you'd expect, so swipe sparingly.
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Sinamon
You'll see more copper than bronze here, which actually makes it a nice warm, universal highlighter for both ends of the skin tone spectrum.
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Starstruck
The pink in this pearlescent stick definitely warms up cooler undertones, but it's still too icy for the cheeks of darker skin. It could, however, work nicely on the inner corners of the eye to help you look more awake.
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Trippin
Here's one that you really have to see on your own skin to know how it will look. It has the potential to read pale on darker skin but doles out a nice peachy glow on medium and fair skin.
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Unicorn
This platinum lilac is surprisingly the most universal of all the Skinstix in the collection. Although it has more of a silvery base, the purple balances it out so that it doesn't wash out or look ashy on the lightest and darkest of skin.
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Yacht Life
In the same way that Unicorn is the universal winner across complexions with its more silvery base, this takes the top spot if you prefer golden, warm undertones in your highlighter.