Adding a whole new category to makeup; highlighter has become very popular in the past few years. They give a dewy, fresh glow to your face. Whether working in office, attending zoom calls, weddings, date nights or other events; from day-to-day events to special occasions; highlighter offers the perfect glow you need.
Highlighting can be interesting as well as a bit tricky. A lot in some wrong points of the face will give you an unnatural sparkle that might look similar to a Halloween. Try to utilize the item sparingly and in designated regions just, to underline and highlight your skin’s normal glow.
No makeup look seems complete without the perfect highlighter finish. Even though a highlighter has to power to illuminate our facial features; mastering the technique isn’t easy. Whether looking for a soft glow or a full glam look; here is everything you need to know about highlighting.
Types Of Highlighters
The highlighter comes in creamy, powder, and liquid formulas.
- Powder highlighters
Powder highlighters are a holy grain of everyone. People are very much addicted to them. They look very similar to a compact except for the shimmer and can be applied using a fan brush or angled brush. These types of highlighters can be easily built.
- Cream Highlighter
These are applied directly to the area without the use of a brush. Just putting the product directly and dapping it gently using the warmth of the finger gives the perfect glow you are looking for.
- Liquid Highlighter
Just squeezing out the product and applying few drops on desired areas and patting it is all you need. The product comes in tubes and are easy to carry.
Where to Apply Highlighter on Your Face
Many people wish to have a youthful appearance; hence highlighting your cheekbone is the best option.
- Bridge and tip of the nose
In order to accentuate and make your nose look thinner; apply the highlighter on the tip of your nose or on the bridge of your nose.
- Cupids Bow
To draw attention to your lips; apply a highlighter on your cupid’s bow.
- Beneath the arches of the eyebrows.
To give more definition to the eyes and make them looks wake; apply some highlighter on the arches as well
- Center of the forehead
For a more contoured face; many people apply a highlighter to the center of their forehead.
- Center of your chin
For a chizzled; defined face; apply some highlighter on the center of your chin as well.
Tools you will be needing
In addition to a good quality highlighter either cream, stick, or powder form; you will also be needing a concealer that is one shade lighter than your skin tone. Along with that; a makeup sponge and a fluffy eyeshadow blending brush.
In order to get a perfect glow using a highlighter; you need to follow the following steps:
- Prep Your Skin
The whole point of applying a highlighter is to have a glow on the face. The most important step in achieving healthy and glowy skin is by prepping it well. Keep your skincare routine easy and do not complicate well.
- Apply Your Foundation
It is not a compulsory step but if you want a bit of coverage; you can apply foundation as a base. And if you want more glow to your face; you can even add a facial oil or illuminator to your foundation.
It’s time to conceal your face. Not just to hide your dark spots but also to give a lift to the face.
- Contouring and blush
Contour your face well with a bit darker shade than your original skin tone. Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks. It’s now time to illuminate your face with the highlighter.
How to Find the Best Highlighter
The most ideal way is to search for a highlighter that is two shades lighter than your skin. That way, your face will go=low naturally and not like a disco ball. Like the foundation, your highlighter should appear as though it’s essential for your skin and mix flawlessly to give a sheen and flawless base.
- Fair skin: Lean towards hues like lilac, peach, pearl, silver, and champagne.
- For Medium skin tone: Go for peach or gold undertones
- For Deeper skin tones: Look for rich golds, copper, and bronze tones