After mascara, if there is one product that we absolutely cannot do without, then it has to be a highlighter. It gives your face that beautiful, lit-from-within glow, and we just love it!
But just like every other makeup product out there, the key to making a highlighter look absolutely flawless lies in its application. You could get your hands on the best highlighter in the market, but without the correct application technique, it could look stark and garish.
And that’s exactly the kind of thing we want to save you from. Find below a comprehensive guide on how to use all the different types of highlighters to keep your skin looking bright and glowing!
Using a powder highlighter can be slightly tricky because the glitter in this type of highlighter can sometimes be chunky and sort of difficult to blend. But if applied right, it can give you a beautiful, subtle glow that is perfect for everyday wear. Take a tiny bit of powder highlighter on a fan brush and apply it to the high points of your face. Remember to use a very light hand as you don’t want to look OTT. You can always build-up if you think you need more highlight. If you are planning to achieve a no-makeup makeup look, powder highlighters are your safest bet.
Dressing up for a party or wedding? Reach for a cream highlighter. Whenever you want to achieve a full glam makeup look, cream highlighters is what you should be using. This type of highlighter has a super pigmented formula that delivers a bold highlight. The best way to apply a cream highlighter is by using your fingers as this will provide an extremely seamless finish.
All those times when in the middle of the day you think your face looks tired, dull and lacklustre and in dire need of some instant pick-me-up, we recommend you use a stick highlighter. This kind of highlighter is perfect to keep in your bag and is super handy when you are on-the-go. The twist-up pattern of this highlighter makes for an effortless application. Ensure that you powder the high points of your face before applying a stick highlighter. This will help the highlighter show better on your skin and stay in place for a longer period of time. After marking the places on your face that you want to highlight, simply blend it in using a makeup sponge or your fingers for a beautiful glowing look.
Similar to cream highlighters, liquid highlighters are also used to achieve a super glam and high-on-drama look. More often than not, a liquid highlighter is used under the foundation for a natural, lit-from-within glow. After you’ve applied your primer, dot your face using a liquid highlighter and blend it in using a makeup sponge, brush or fingers. Follow this up with the rest of your makeup. Trust us, this will make your face look extremely dewy and glowing.
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