15 Easy Ways To Wear Colored Highlighters

Who would have thought that we would be obsessing over highlighters as much as lipsticks and eyeshadows? Yet here we are with highlighter collections as big as our lippies and countless highlighter trends. (I’ll spare everyone from listing them out because you know them.) One trend that has emerged into a distinct category is colored highlighters.

It began with rainbow highlighters and branched out into individual shades getting lots of attention. Purple, blue, green, pink, and silver are popular options, but as long as it has megawatt shimmer any color will please highlighter addicts.

If you’re unsure of how to pull off colored highlighters, or you’re looking for more ways to wear them, get your highlighter collection out and get inspired by these easy-to-wear colored highlighter ideas.

1. Purple Eyeshadow And Lilac Highlighter

Match your highlighter with your eyeshadow for a coordinated finish. The bold purple eyeshadow brings out the subtle highlighter.


2. Rainbow Highlighter And Pink Lipstick

Having mirrored lenses that match your rainbow highlighter is #goals. The soft pink lip color keeps things low-key.


3. Purple Eyeshadow, Cat Eye, And Lilac Highlighter

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Who is pretty in purple? The flicked black eyeliner contrasts all of the pastel colors.


4. Frosted Eyeshadow And Lipstick With Pink Opal Highlighter

This is coordination taken to the next level with the hair, makeup, outfit, and accessories. Note the way the eyes and lips are the focal features while the pinky highlighter complements them.


5. Deep Indigo Lipstick And Blue Highlighter

Yes, that is just a touch of blue highlighter.  It works with the lip color and gives you sculpted cheekbones.


6. Highlighter Inner Corners And Black Eyeliner

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Who said that highlighter has to remain on the cheeks?


7. Purple Highlighter, Gray Lipstick And Mascara

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Make ample use of your highlighter by using it on your eyes and your cheeks.


8. Glitter Eyeshadow, Lip Gloss And Highlighted Nose

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Just a touch of blue highlighter on the nose will do yeah, especially when you’re wearing glittery eyeshadow.


9. Purple Eyeshadow, Lipstick, And Highlighter

This makeup look shows how versatile one color can be. All the different shades bring such dimension.


10. Multicolored Eyes, Lilac Highlighter, And Lip Gloss

This has a lot of color, but it’s all balanced very well. Same goes with the mix of textures.


11. Bold Brows, Sparkly Eyes, and Blue Highlighter

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different color combinations. See this sparkly pink eyeshadow and icy blue highlighter. To make it more wearable, tone down the bold brows.


12. Rainbow Highlighter And Brown Eyeshadow And Lipstick

Take your neutral makeup to the next level with a dash of rainbow highlighter. If you’re wearing an off-the-shoulder top, add some to your shoulders.


13. Purple Highlighter, Purple And Teal Eyeshadow And Red Lipstick

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Here’s another way to experiment with highlighter on the eyes. It also makes a case for a full face of color.


14. Red Lipstick, Rainbow Highlighter And Green Eyeliner

Hands up if you’re obsessing over this rainbow makeup? The lips and eyes pick up the different tones in the highlighter colors.


15. Yellow Eyeshadow, Purple Lipstick, And Purple Highlighter

Yellow and purple work together because they’re opposite colors in color theory. Match your highlighter to one of the shades. In this case, she went with purple.


What’s your favorite colored highligher? Let us know in the comments!


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