Mastering Highlighter For Your Face Shape

Written by Lopa KApr 15, 2024
Mastering Highlighter for Your Face Shape

Ever wonder why your favourite beauty guru's glow seems to look perfect for their face while on you, the same steps turn out funny? Well, wonder no more! Whether you've got a heart-shaped face, a round one or anything in between, highlighter makeup tailored for your own face shape can take your makeup game to a whole new level of glam. So, grab your highlighter and get ready to learn how to illuminate those angles like a pro. 


Highlighter Makeup: The Basics

FAQs on Highlighter Makeup

There is no such thing as too much highlighter. That is of course if you like subtle and understated highlighter makeup. Liquid highlighter makeup also tends to work better if you don’t have oily skin while powder highlighter makeup may not do much on dry skin. So, to stick to the vibe you want, first pick the right highlighter. 

1. Lakmē Glitterati Liquid Highlighter  

Get ready to sparkle and shine with dewy liquid highlighter makeup! Its radiant formula effortlessly adds a touch of luminosity to your face, leaving you with a glow that catches the light in all the right places. Whether you're mixing it with your foundation or dabbing it onto your cheekbones, this liquid highlighter is a must-have for those who love to dazzle. 

2. Lakmē Face It Highlighter  

If you have an oily face and a dewy finish makes you look sweaty, opt for powder highlighter makeup. This versatile compact enhances your natural beauty and adds dimension without overdoing it. You can go for a soft, subtle sheen or a more intense look thanks to the buildable formula that allows you to customize the level of shine you want.  

3. Lakmē 9 to 5 Powerplay Velvet Crème Highlighter  

This luxurious cream formula glides effortlessly onto the skin, delivering a velvety-smooth finish and an intense, high-impact glow. This highlighter blends seamlessly if you are one for a full face of makeup. This highlighter makeup also lasts from morning meetings to after-work cocktails, so you don’t have to worry about touch-ups.  

4. Lakmē Facelift MultiSlayer Highlighter Stick  

If you are a lazy girl or way too busy to spend hours in front of the mirror, makeup sticks are the best invention ever. Quickly switch up your look by swiping on a makeup highlighter stick while you are on the train or hailing an auto. It adds a touch of glow for that natural, lit-from-within look. You don’t even need a brush or beauty blender thanks to its creamy formula. 


Highlighter According To Face Types

FAQs on Highlighter Makeup

Well, time to switch up your highlighter makeup according to your face type. 

1. Round Face 

  • Apply a highlighter on the cheekbones, focusing on the highest point to lift the face. 

  • Add a touch on the brow bones to create the illusion of higher and more defined brows. 

  • Dab a bit on the centre of the forehead and chin to bring light to the centre of the face. 

2. Oval Face 

  • Sweep highlighter along the tops of the cheekbones to enhance the natural contours of your face. 

  • Apply a small amount on the centre of the nose to balance out the face. 

  • Lightly dust highlighter on the cupid's bow to accentuate the lips.

3. Heart Face 

  • Highlight the cheekbones to add dimension and draw attention upward. 

  • Apply a small amount on the tip of the chin to balance the wider forehead. 

  • Highlight the brow bones to bring focus to the eyes. 

4. Square Face 

  • Focus on the tops of the cheekbones to soften the angular lines of the face. 

  • Apply highlighter along the temples and forehead to soften the edges. 

  • Add a touch to the centre of the chin to create a more rounded appearance. 

5. Diamond Face 

  • Highlight the cheekbones to enhance the width of the face. 

  • Apply highlighter along the brow bones to draw attention to the eyes. 

  • Add a bit to the centre of the forehead and chin to balance the overall look. 

6. Rectangular Face 

  • Apply a highlighter on the cheekbones to add width to the face. 

  • Dab a bit on the temples to soften the angles. 

  • Highlight the centre of the forehead and chin to create the illusion of a shorter face. 


If you are not sure what your face type is, look for makeup scanners such as this Lakmē Fashion Week try-on feature. After it scans your face, it uses number theory to explain which makeup product should go where. So, if you have a round face, it will advise you to take your highlighter and draw an inverted 7 on your cheeks. Easy, right?  


FAQs on Highlighter Makeup

FAQs on Highlighter Makeup

Q1. How to do highlighter makeup on your cupid’s bow? 

To apply highlighter on your cupid's bow, use a small brush or your fingertip to dab a small amount of highlighter onto the centre of your upper lip, where the cupid's bow is naturally prominent. Gently blend the highlighter into the skin using tapping motions for a subtle effect that accentuates the shape of your lips.

Q2. When to stop blending out the highlighter? 

Knowing when to stop blending out the highlighter depends on the level of intensity you desire and the type of finish you want. If you prefer a more natural look, blend the highlighter until there are no harsh lines. However, if you want a more dramatic and defined highlight, you can just blend out the edges lightly while there is a high concentration of shine in the centre. 

Q3. Can I use a highlighter to contour? 

While a highlighter can be used to add brightness, it is not typically used for contouring. You use a dark matte shade for the shadows and a light matte shade on the high points of your face. The use of highlighter in makeup finishes up the look and emphasizes the high points further. But you can use a powder highlighter if you want a shimmery effect overall. 

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