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13 Perfect Moisturizing Balm and Cream Highlighters for Fair Skin

Best Highlighters for Fair Skins

No matter what skin type you have, the importance of moisturizing can’t be denied. And what better it is to have a highlighter in your vanity that not only adds a flattering glow to your skin but also moisturizes it, to keep your skin happy and hydrated.

Best Highlighters for Fair Skin

Tempting, no? We know it’s a yes and therefore today’s blog compiles some of the best balm and cream highlighters for fair skin tones.

Baume Essential Multi Use Glow Stick by CHANEL

Baume Essential Multi-Use Glow Stick

The Baume essential is a multi-use stick by Chanel which is undoubtedly an essential to your vanity. This glow stick can be used to amp up your face eyes and lips, while providing them hydration.

This stick comes in a twist up packaging, which makes the application very easy. It comes in a variety of six shades, i.e., Transparent, Pearlescent, Sculpting, Printanier, Rosée, and Golden Light.

Pros
  • Convenient
  • Subtle glow
  • Multi-purpose
  • Hydrating Formula
  • Suitable for mature skin
  • Suitable for dry skin
Cons
  • Creases on the eyes
  • Not a blinding highlighter
  • Oily skins might find it greasy
  • Lesser Longevity
  • Not all shades are suitable for pale skin tones

Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick by HOURGLASS

Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick

Another highlighter stick that is one of our favorites among the best balm and cream highlighters for fair skin tones is the Vanish Flash Highlighting Stick by Hourglass.

This allure award winner is truly a winner with its moisturizing formula that hydrates and moisturizes your skin while giving it the glow you desire.

The highlighter has a triangular tip which makes it precise in highlighting the corners of your eyes and underneath your brow bones.

It comes in 5 stunning shades, i.e., Champagne Flash, Pink Flash, Rose Gold Flash, Gold Flash, and Bronze Flash.

Pros
  • Cruelty free
  • Paraben, Gluten, GMO free
  • Fragrance free
  • Convenient shape
  • Hydrating formula
  • Suitable for mature skin
Cons
  • Not long lasting
  • Not a blinding highlighter
  • Fragile packaging
  • Might feel a little glittery on dry skin

Watt’s Up! Cream Highlighter by benefit

Watts Up Cream Highlighter

If you have fair skin with warm undertones, this highlighter is the perfect choice for you.

Watt’s Up! Highlighter by benefit delivers a soft golden shimmer, which gives a completely natural glow.

The product has a twist-up packaging and comes with a sponge at one end to blend the highlighter in. The powder-to-cream formula makes it light weight, smooth and easy to blend.

Pros
  • Smooth texture
  • Pigmented
  • Creamy formula
  • Long lasting
Cons
  • Not a blinding highlighter
  • Expensive

Skin Fetish Highlighter & Balm Duo by PAT McGRATH LABS

Skin Fetish Highlighter - Balm Duo

If you have normal to dry skin, this duo by PAT McGRATH LABS is a must have.

This highlighter adds a subtle glow to your skin, and the balm on the other end helps moisturizing your skin.

The product comes in 3 colors i.e., Nude, Gold and Bronze. All three colors look ravishing on fair skin tones, and comes with a clear balm on the other end for a hydrating finish.

Pros
  • Allure Beauty Award winner
  • Contains Aloe vera, Argan oil and Hyaluronic acid
  • 2 in 1 highlighting duo
  • Travel friendly
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Balm can fall out
  • Fragile packaging

Luminizer by RMS BEAUTY

Luminizer by RMS BEAUTY

RMS Beauty highlighters are a stunner and totally worth considering in our list of best balm and cream highlighters for fair skin tones.

This product is utterly moisturizing with its coconut-oil base and its finely milled shimmer gives you a wonderful, pigmented glow. 

The luminizer comes in 6 glowing shades, i.e., Champagne rose, Amethyst rose, Living, Magic, Peach and Gold.

Pros
  • Enriched with coconut oil, castor oil and vitamin E
  • Organic
  • Non-GMO
  • Cruelty Free
  • Soy Free, Gluten Free
  • Suitable for mature skin types
Cons
  • Not long lasting
  • Not all shades are suitable for pale skin tones.
  • Not suitable for oily skin

For oily skin type, check out our collection of 13 best highlighters for oily skin.

Glass Glow Face Illuminator by KEVYN AUCOIN

Glass Glow Face Illuminator

Have fair and dry skin? Glass Glow Face Illuminator is the solution for you.

This creamy highlighter blends in completely within your skin moisturizing it, and giving it a glow from within.

The highlighting gel comes in 6 beautiful shades, i.e., Cosmic Flame Prism Rose, Solar Quartz, Spectrum Bronze, Pixie Dream and Crystal Clear.

Pros
  • Multi-purpose gloss highlighter
  • Suitable for dry skin
  • Available in 6 shades
  • Long lasting
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Sticky
  • Not suitable for mature skin
  • Not suitable for oily skin

Mini Holographic Stick by MILK MAKEUP

Mini Holographic Stick

Milk makeup is vegan, cruelty-free, and has a creamy hydrating, iridescent finish, all that we need in one product!

The highlighter comes in a roll-up container and can be used on eyes too, making it one of the best highlighters on our list of best balm and cream highlighters for fair skin tones.

The highlighting stick comes in 3 galactic shades, i.e., Mars, Supernova, and Star dust.

Pros
  • Vegan
  • Cruelty free
  • Talc Free
  • Contains mango butter, coconut oil and avocado oil
Cons
  • Not suitable for sensitive skin
  • Not a blinding highlighter

Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator by MARC JACOBS

Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator

Whether you have a cool or warm undertone, The illuminator by Marc Jacobs is there for you.

The highlighter comes in a universal white color giving a natural glow. The highlighting stick blends completely giving a unanimous finish.

Pros
  • Works well for all skin tones
  • Comes in a universal white shade
  • Suitable for mature skin
  • Easy to use
  • Travel friendly packaging
  • Suitable for all skin types
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Not very long lasting
  • Light coverage

Superdew Highlight Balm by TOWER 28

Superdew Highlight Balm

Enriched with the soothing effects of Chamomile and Green tea, this highlighting balm by Tower 28 is an option worth considering in our list of best balm and cream highlighters for fair skin tones.

The highlighting balm can be used on your cheeks and eyelids too. The translucent balm is free of glitter and provides a subtle and totally natural look.

Pros
  • Cruelty-Free
  • Vegan
  • Translucent Gleam
  • Good for a no-makeup, makeup look
Cons
  • Not a shimmery highlighter
  • Oily skins might find it sticky
  • Melts easily

Torche Lumiere by SURRATT BEAUTY

Torche Lumiere

Another good option for a no-makeup makeup look is the Torche Lumiere by Surratt Beauty.

This highlighting balm has a buttery texture and glides smoothly on the skin. The product blends in completely, giving a unanimous finish.

The balm comes in 3 luminous shades, i.e., Diamante, D’or and Rose Diamante. All three shades moisturize and nourish your skin from within, making it one of the best balm and cream highlighters for fair skin tones.

Pros
  • Pigmented
  • Easy application
  • Suitable for all skin types
Cons
  • Some might find too glittery
  • Expensive
  • Not all shades are suitable for very pale skin tones

Haloscope by GlOSSIER

Haloscope

The crystal-infused highlighter by Glossier not only highlights your features but also nourishes them from within.

Winner of 2 beauty awards, this highlighting stick is super blend-able and a must-have in our list of best balm and cream highlighters for fair skin tones.

It comes in 3 amazing shades, i.e., Quartz, Moonstone and Topaz.

Pros
  • Contains vitamin E, castor oil and almond oil
  • Dermatologist approved
  • Cruelty free
  • Suitable for mature skin
Cons
  • Not suitable for oily skin
  • Not long lasting
  • Not a blinding highlighter

Lit Up Highlighter Stick by WESTMAN ATELIER

Lit Up Highlighter Stick

With the growing trend of clean makeup products, this highlighter by Westman Atelier is worth giving a try.

For a detailed insight into clean makeup brands, check out this blog.

The gel highlighter provides a subtle glow, glides on smoothly and is completely blended into your skin to give an even finish.

Enriched with the blend of ayurvedic oils, the highlighter not only imparts a radiant glow but also rejuvenates and hydrate your skin, making it a must-have from our list of best balm and cream highlighters for fair skin tones

The product is available in 3 luminous shades, i.e., LIT, NECTAR, and BRÛLÉE.

Pros
  • Clean makeup
  • Vegan
  • Cruelty free
  • Paraben, Silicate and Fragrance free
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Suitable for mature skin
Cons
  • Expensive
  • Not a blinding highlighter
  • Lasts a few hours
  • Not all shades suit very pale skin

For pale skin tones check out our collection of top highlighters for pale skin tones here.

Double Take Contour Stick by UOMA BEAUTY

Double Take Contour Stick

This 2 in 1 sculpt and strobe stick by UOMA Beauty is a good option if you are looking for a handy option.

The double-take contour stick comes with a highlighter and contour at each end, in a variety of 6 shades.

Infused with the antioxidant qualities of lychees, this stick is another good option among the best balm and cream highlighters for fair skin tone.

The shades that are for fair skin tone include: Fair Lady, Honey Honey and White Pearl.

Pros
  • Suitable for all skin tones
  • Vegan
  • Cruelty Free
  • Free from Paraben, Fragrance and Talc.
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Not all shades are suitable for fair skin tones
  • The shades are darker than they look

Try one or all of our above-mentioned list of best balm and cream highlighters for fair skin tones. We are sure it will be a worthy addition to your collection of highlighters. So, go and grab em’ all. You Glow Girl! Blog-Ox.

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