Finally! A Highlighter For Dark Skin Tones

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Kevyn Aucoin's Celestial Powder is one of those products so good, it's already legendary in its own time. It makes your skin look lit by candlelight from within. But, there's one problem. Since it's a powder, it doesn't necessarily work for all skin tones. No matter how translucent powders claim to be, they tend to look gray or cake-y on dark skin. Lucky for the universe, the brilliant folks at Kevyn Aucoin have solved this problem with a new version that's not a powder at all. It's liquid.
The formula is a cream/gel hybrid that glides on easily and absorbs into the skin without leaving that pale, powdery finish. The illuminating effect catches the light in the most gorgeous way — there's nothing greasy-looking about it.
While this is a staple for makeup artists, we think it's a product that everyone should work into their routine. You can use it just as a highlighter on your cheek and browbones, or mixed with your foundation and applied all over. We also love the idea of wearing this with a dark matte lipstick — it's that extra touch of ethereal beauty that makes dramatic fall and winter looks that much more gorgeous and fun.

Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting Candlelight, $52, available in December at Bergdorf Goodman.

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