Back in 2017 and 2018, the shine, shimmer and total glamour of highlighters infiltrated the internet. From every Hollywood diva posting her sparkling cheekbones on the ‘gram to every beauty maven swearing by these illuminating products, the world stocked up on these one of a kind purchases. Still etching its mark, highlighters are here to stay and the girls that are into the Hailey Bieber dewy look, don’t shy away from highlighting - after looking like a smooth glazed donut is the intention.
But have you ever thought, why should I purchase an enter bottle of liquid highlighter (my personal fav) for just three occasional cheekbone swipes? Well, I have too and then it occurred to me, if thought tactically, these liquid highlighters can work in many ways . Wondering how?
Well, leave that to us for we’re about to take you on a bright journey, shedding light on the variety of ways in which you can use your liquid highlighters. Hold tight, for things are about to get exciting here!
5 Liquid Highlighter Hacks to Elevate Your Look
Get your A game on and wander through the compelling world of liquid highlighters
- 1. Hack #1: Illuminate your complexion
- 2. Hack #2: Plump your lips
- 3. Hack #3: Accentuate your contour
- 4. Hack #4: Pop your collar bones
- 5. Hack #5: Brighten your under eyes
1. Hack #1: Illuminate your complexion
If you’re into the world of good looks, you definitely know about the trending face; the clean girl vibes. Being a blown up aesthetic, this one boasts minimal but pretty makeup. And use while most of us were wondering, how does one actually bring those two together. We have the answer - liquid highlighter and only liquid highlighter. Instead of clumping it on your cheekbones or on one particular spot, use it like a sheen coat with your foundation. And trust us ladies, just two of three drops of Lakmé Absolute Liquid Highlighter will do the magic. Pigmented or the T and easily mixable, this Lakmé favourite glides on the skin like magic.
Blending it with your coverage solution, will give your complexion an unfailing natural-looking glow. And tbh, what else do we want ladies? So, get ready for your next brunch or that under-the-lights evening party and flaunt your liquid highlighter radiance. Thank us later!
2. Hack #2: Plump your lips
Full lips have been the talk of the town ever since Kylie J made it a thing and ofc, we beauty fanatics have tried and tested it all. From plumping glosses, to matte lipstick with those fab overlining pencils, nothing has missed our radar. And a brand new addition to our stack has to be the love of liquid highlighters but on the lips. Adding just the perfect and of course decidable amount of lustre to your lips, you can revamp any lip colour with liquid highlighter by your side.
And not only does it amp up the colour but also the look of your lips. Carefully adding some highlighter to your cupid’s bow can give you that statement plump pout. So, cut the coin and give yourself those #olala lips by falling back on liquid highlighter and all this fascinating trick.
3. Hack #3: Accentuate your contour
Bella Hadid is that you? Whenever you think of high cheekbones, we’re sure Bella Hadid is a name that doesn’t miss your mind and if you’re trying to copy her look without investing in expensive procedures, let us show you how. All you need is liquid highlighter, contour powder and some skill.
Begin by contouring your face, based on its shape and once you’re done, bake the area underneath the contour using a translucent powder. Then, use a little liquid highlighter over it to accentuate the contour further. Thinking about what this does? Well, this hack ensures the hollows of your contour are deep and visible - also called reverse contouring. Achieve this using the darker side of liquid highlighter to contour and the lighter side to highlight. And just like that with the game of shadows, you’re all dolled up to steal the spotlight!
PS: Speaking of making the contour standout, you can also go generous with liquid highlighter on your nose. Giving your bridge of the nose some extra drama, using the dynamic duo; highlighter and contour in the right way is sure to give your nose that slender appeal.
4. Hack #4: Pop your collar bones
The girls that get it, get it and the girls that don’t, don’t. Well, if you’ve ever worn an off shoulder outfit, you’re sure to know the hold collarbones have; undeniably appealing. And sometimes, you just want to enjoy that extra pizazz which comes by shedding some shine on them - in a way, giving the main character the centre stage. And what’s that in the case of your collarbones - liquid highlighter. A little goes a long way, just apply some shimmery liquid highlighter and watch your take sexy a notch up.
5. Hack #5: Brighten your under eyes
They say the magic is in the eyes and tbh, that couldn’t be true. After all, it’s proven that when a person first notices you, they see your eyes. So, to keep your charm game peaking, let’s chat about the glam sauce, liquid highlighter and your peepers. For that wide-eye effect, we suggest adding just a small drop of highlighter to the inner corner of your eyes - if you team this trick with the right eyeliner wings and extensions, that cat eye is easily attainable. Moreover, coating a tiny amount of highlighter under your concealed eyes also makes ‘em look increasingly awake. Remember to stick to shades that are close to your skin tone to do this, orelse those flash pictures will make you regret your decision.
FAQs about Liquid Highlighter Hacks
Highlighting the answers to your questions!
Q1 Why do people choose liquid highlighters over sticked or powdered ones?
Everyone is subject to their own preferences. However, most people lean towards liquid highlighters only because their formulas are easier to control and give you a more precise, glowing finish. Also, I personally feel, the powders don’t last for that long but liquid highlighters stay on like a dream - although I have oily skin.
Q2 Do I need a brush to apply liquid highlighter?
Brushes are largely preferred due to their versatility and ability to apply cream, liquid, and powder formulas evenly. So, a fluffy brush or a fanned angled brush can be used to deposit small amounts of the product evenly. If not, you can rely on your fingers as well.
Written by Team BB on Dec 06, 2022