Highlighter has slyly made its way to our must-have desert island makeup list and we are not complaining. It’s amazing how this one product can make your face look lifted and dazzling and make you stand out... if you apply it right, that is. It is easy to go overboard and slight mistakes can mess up your look. You could be using it all wrong without even realising (yikes!). Take a look at four such highlighting mistakes you could be making so you never go wrong with the glow.
- Not knowing what works for your face shape
- OD-ing on highlighter
- Using the wrong formula
- Using the wrong shade
Not knowing what works for your face shape
Highlight what works for you. Oblong face shapes shouldn’t apply highlighter on their forehead and chin as you don’t want to highlight to the length of your face. Similarly, diamond and triangular face shapes should focus on highlighting their cheekbones and Cupid’s bow to make their best features catch all the light.
OD-ing on highlighter
The last thing you’d want to do is to look like a lighthouse with too much highlighter on. The idea here is to look LIT from within, not oily or shiny. You can mix it with your foundation for naturally glowing skin but always remember the golden rule—less is more. Also, in case you overdose on highlighter, press some tissue over it to take the excess off, and brush some loose powder over it.
Using the wrong formula
Not many people know this, but highlighter isn't ‘one size fits all’. Using liquid highlighter with a powder foundation could make you look patchy and you don’t want that. Instead, use the same formula as your foundation to get the best results.
Using the wrong shade
Ever applied highlighter only to find it was looking off and far from what you thought it would turn out to be? If your highlighter is making you look like a shiny ghost rather than a glowing goddess, it is probably because you are using the wrong shade. Light skin tones should go for pink and peachy highlighters while warmer skin tones should opt for bronzy tones. Try the Lakmé Absolute Moon Lit Highlighter that comes in two shades. Use either one or mix ‘em up for a gorgeous coppery hue.
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