Now I'm over that fear, Laura Mercier's Spellbound Illuminator has become a firm staple in my makeup bag.
I find it best applied with a large, soft brush and looks great swept over cheekbones, with a little hint on the forehead and collarbone.
The swatch I've taken is quite a heavy one - you can easily build up the colour if you like, or wear it more subtly for just a hint of shine. It's also really long lasting and has a good 8 hour wear time. To me, this is a highlighter that will work well on most skin tones. It's very flattering on pale skin, but also gives a glow for those that are more tanned.
Spellbound costs £31, which is pretty pricey, but definitely worth treating yourself to. It is limited edition though so if it catches your eye, make sure you track one down soon. John Lewis and Space NK both have stock online still, so go, go, go!