- You apply too much of it
- You don’t know your shade
- You apply it in the wrong areas
- You wear a shimmery blush
- You don’t consider the lighting you’re in
- The application looks patchy
- BB pro tip
You apply too much of it
There’s one big rule to applying highlighter—don’t go overboard with it. Just a wee bit goes a long way. Just take some product on your brush and swipe it against the high points of your face to avoid looking like a disco ball.
You don’t know your shade
We’re not saying this one’s a crime but it’s important to pick the right shade if you want your highlight to show. Remember that for those with dusky skin, peachy gold and bronze toned highlighters work best while if you have a fair or medium complexion, ivory toned highlighters will work beautifully on your face.
You apply it in the wrong areas
You’ve probably seen several tutorials on highlighting but you just can’t seem to get it right. We don’t blame you; knowing how to highlighting at the right spot can take some practice. As a rule of thumb, remember that you must apply highlighter to your cheekbones, cupid’s bow, inner corner of eyes and the tip of the nose.
You wear a shimmery blush
Yes, we love all things sparkly. But don’t try that on your face. Remember that when you use a highlighter, you’re already adding shimmer to your face. Using a shimmery blush with a highlighter can be a complete makeup blooper. We’re just saying unless you want your face to look like a star, don’t try this one!
You don’t consider the lighting you’re in
If it’s a day event, there’s already enough sunlight. So go easy on the highlighting. You can go all out if it’s a night event with dimmer lighting. But remember that considering lighting is rather important while applying highlighter.
The application looks patchy
It happens to the best of us—we blend our highlighter and yet, it ends up looking rather patchy. Are you using a liquid highlighter over a powder foundation? Err...now this is when your makeup gets a thumbs down. Simply because when you mix these textures together, there are chances that the finish end up looking rather patchy and cakey—a total makeup faux pas.
BB pro tip
If you’re looking for a highlighter that works beautifully in adding a natural glow to your face, we suggest going with the Lakmé Absolute Moonlit Highlighter that’s perfect for an evening look. Blend it with a fan brush on the high points of your face and you’ve got that subtle glow going for you!