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…

 

Step 01: Skin prep is a must

Step 01: Skin prep is a must

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.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute Hydra Pro Gel Crème

 

Step 02: Wear foundation

Step 02: Wear foundation

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.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute 3D Cover Foundation

 

Step 03: Choose your highlighter

Step 03: Choose your highlighter

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.

BB picks: Lakme Absolute Highlighter – Moon Lit

 

Step 04: Placement is key

Step 04: Placement is key

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.

Main image courtesy: @nikki_makeup