How To Wear Summery Peach Highlighter Like A Pro

Highlighter is a complexion staple that nearly every beauty guru and makeup lover has in their collection. Since its popularity boomed in 2016, several different shades and formulas have hit the market. From classic pearlescent tones to dark grungy colors — we even see holographic highlighters with shades of green, blue, and purple make their way into beauty kits across the world. And one summery highlighter shade making waves is a pretty peach tone.


Peach highlighter provides a gorgeous pinky-orange glow, but can range deeper or lighter depending on the product and your skin tone. Speaking of skin tone, did you know peach highlighter looks stunning on everyone? Makeup artist Georgina Graham, lauded the look to Net-a-Porter, saying, "peach is my secret color weapon to give skin a beautiful, youthful appearance, without being too girly in the way that pink is."

She recommends that those with dark skin tones go all the way with the peach shades. "The general rule of thumb is that the darker the skin tone, the stronger the peach," Graham explained. Those with fair skin should reach for lighter shades of peach, and medium skin-toned beauties will look best in warmer peach tones, like apricot. And when it comes to how you can wear your summery peach highlighter like a pro, we've got the deets on that, too.


Have a monochromatic peach moment

Pair your peach highlighter with peachy-toned eyeshadow, blush, and lipstick, as seen in this Instagram post shared by makeup artist @rachelcrowemakeup, who nailed a monochromatic eyeshadow look. Her highlighter is applied everywhere that you would usually see it: on the cheekbones and the tip of the nose, and even on the eyelid for a pop of shine. 


Matching your blush with your eyeshadow and lipstick is a trendy technique that gives a cohesive monochromatic vibe. Taking it one step further and matching your highlighter too? Genius move.

Liquid peach highlighter for a glass skin look

A liquid highlighter is an excellent option for those looking for a lit-from-within glow. No need to reach for powdery peach products! 

This TikTok video shared by @nihalstaha showcases just how illuminating a soft application of peachy-toned liquid highlighter can look on the skin. She paired the look with a subtle warm-toned eyeshadow and pink lips, which beautifully compliments the highlighter.


Take the naturally peachy approach

It may be tempting to go all out with the orange-toned makeup products when reaching for your peach highlighter. But this Instagram look posted by UK-based makeup artist @livhudsonmakeup proves just how striking a subtle makeup look pairs with a peach highlighter. 


Place the highlighter on the cheekbones, bridge and tip of the nose, and eyebrow bone for an illuminating glow, and leave it at that. Remember, it is possible to use too much highlighter, so don't go too wild! Top the look off with gloss to complete the natural look.

Pair your peach highlighter with a trendy glossy lid

Gloss on the lips is timeless, but gloss on the eyelids? That's new (and super trendy)! In fact, #Glossylids has 17 million views on TikTok, showing just how popular the look has become. 

So why not hop on the trend, and pair your peach highlighter with a glossy lid, like YouTuber Queen Shalewa in this YouTube video? She went the monochromatic route with a peach-toned glossy lid, but you can use any peach-complimentary color, like pink or gold.


Apply highlighter where light naturally hits your face

The most important places to use highlighter, regardless of the color, shade, or formula, is where the light naturally hits your face. This technique will enhance your features and give you a natural glow. 


A fantastic trick is to actually look at your face in the sunlight and see where the light naturally hits it, so you can apply your highlighter in the perfect spots to give yourself a legitimately sunlit shine.

Mix it in your foundation for an all-over glow

For a lit-from-within natural all-over glow, don't apply your powder highlight all over your face. Instead, mix your liquid highlighter into your foundation, as content creator @diptisenthil does in this TikTok video. She incorporates a peach-toned highlighter into her foundation, complementing her gorgeous brown complexion. 


This hack is especially helpful for those looking to add radiance to their matte makeup, which is sure to leave you feeling peachy.