Personally I think that highlighters are a ”must have” for anyone who is looking for that flawless finish because with such little effort, the right highlighter can give you that dewy look that will have people thinking you’ve just finished moisturizing your face (gotta love the makeup tricks!) so it really does baffle me when people ask
Why should I use a highlighter?
When applied correctly, a highlighter will change your beauty look enormously, even to the extent that it will have people wondering why you have a sudden glow (or an extra glow)
So in order to achieve that dewy look with a highlighter, you need to remember that there are three main areas that you should highlight:
1. The cheekbones/temples: when applying a highlighter to your cheekbones, try to blend it to the highest point of your cheek bone and the up toward your temple.
2. Eyes: when applying a highlighter around the eye area, remember to blend it under your brow bone to give your eye brows a lift when contouring.If you apply some highlighter to the inner crease of your eyes, it will open your eyes.
I also like to put some highlighter on the V area between my brows and at the bridge of my nose so if you’re going to do this, avoid applying too much highlighter to the very tip of your nose as the finish look will appear shiny rather than contoured.
- You can apply your highlighter after your foundation, but before your concealer.
- Always match the texture of your highlighter to your base i.e for liquid/cream foundation, use a creamy highlighter
-If you use a powder highlighter, always apply a thin layer of translucent powder over your foundation first.
Remember: If you want a naturally glowing look, the highlighter should blend in well with the foundation!
I am currently using a MAC Prep+Prime Highlighter Pen, if you’d like me to review this product, feel free to comment below.
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