How To Apply Highlighter Like An Editorial Model: Step-by-step Guide
Written by Urvi DalalNov 02, 2020
Why is it that editorial models look like glowing goddesses after applying highlighter on every inch of their face and neck, but when we try to do the same, we end up looking like shiny disco balls? *ugh* Well, we agree that those models have an army of skilled makeup artists to their rescue, but that doesn’t mean you can’t achieve similar results yourself. With the right makeup application tips, achieving that luminous, lit-from-within glow is indeed possible. Excited to learn how? Read on…
For your highlighter to look natural, it is important to prep your skin the right way. Well-hydrated skin automatically looks healthy and glowing, which is half the battle won. Apply a generous amount of your favourite moisturiser and massage it into your skin for better absorption.
To achieve that all-over highlighted look, simply choosing a dewy finish foundation won’t be enough. To amp things up a bit, mix a few drops of face oil or a liquid highlighter to your usual foundation. Apply it all over your face and neck for that envious lit-from-within glow.
Now that your base looks super fresh and glowy, it is time for some highlighter. For Indian skin tones, we recommend sticking to gold shades as they look really natural and enhance the skin tone. As for the formula, we recommend you use a powder-based formula for a long-lasting effect.
In order to achieve that model-like glow, just wearing highlighter is not enough; you also need to apply it to the right places. A highlighter should always be applied only to the high points (the areas where the light hits directly) of your face. These areas include your cheekbones, forehead, the bridge of your nose, cupid’s bow and chin.
Written by Urvi Dalal on Nov 02, 2020
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!