5 reasons why your makeup routine is incomplete without a highlighter

Written by Anyuktha NallaniFeb 08, 2022

It was love at first highlight — that’s how most of us makeup buffs would describe our relationship with highlighters. From being the absolute ‘highlight’ of our makeup looks to helping us glow on days when our skin needed CPR, highlighter has always been there through all the ‘highs’ and lows. Okay, now that we got all the puns out of the way, we are finally ready to tell you five reasons your makeup routine is incomplete without a highlighter. And why you need to invest in one RN if you haven’t already.

01. Makes you look fresh

Had a sleepless night and want to fake a lit-from-within glow the next day? Highlighter has got your back. Mix a drop of the Lakmé Absolute Liquid Highlighter with your foundation and apply it all over your face. It will not only conceal problem areas but also brighten your face in a jiffy! Another trick to look fresher is to dab some highlighter to the inner corners of your eyes to make your eyes look brighter and bigger.

02. Makes your lips look fuller

Want that instant plump without using a plumping lipstick or calling an aesthetician? Highlighter will do the trick for you. Simply take the Lakmé Absolute Liquid Highlighter - Ivory and dab it on your cupid's bow, blending it well into your upper lips. This will not accentuate the size of your lips but will also make them look plump and fuller.

03. Gives you youthful-looking skin

When you add a highlighter to the high points of your face such as the cheekbones, temples, bridge of the nose and cupid’s bow, it adds dimension to your face along with brightening it, making your skin look more youthful instantly. Well, we’re sold on this point alone.

04. Helps create glass skin

Have you watched a K-drama and lost your chain of thought while looking at how flawless the actress’s skin looked? If yes, join the club. While regular skincare takes care of the permanent glow, we got you a cheat sheet to achieve that glass skin look. Mix 2-3 drops of the Lakmé Absolute Liquid Highlighter to your foundation and blend it into your skin. Then go over the high points of your face with the same highlighter to create a reflective effect.

05. Helps you highlight your best features

Highlighter goes on the high points of your face such as your cheekbones, brow bones, forehead, chin and cupid’s bow. By applying a highlighter to these points, your face gets a better dimension helping you accentuate your features in the best way possible. Phew, is there anything a highlighter can’t do?