We believe in enhancing your natural beauty and embracing the radiant glow that makes you uniquely you. Whether you’re a makeup enthusiast or a beauty beginner, mastering the art of highlighter application can take your makeup game to the next level. Discover our secrets to achieving that stunning, lit-from-within glow!
Selecting the right highlighter is the first step to achieving a flawless glow. Consider your skin tone and undertones when choosing a shade.
If you live near a Sephora or even Ulta, it’s helpful to test out different highlighters in-person. If you can’t make it in-person, many brands have photos of swatches or AI filters to experiment with.
Before applying highlighter, ensure your skin is well-prepped. Start with a moisturized face, and apply your foundation or concealer as usual. A smooth canvas allows the highlighter to blend seamlessly and creates a more natural finish.
Highlighter is applied to specific areas of the face to accentuate features and create a radiant effect. The key areas to focus on are:
Highlighter works to amplify the areas where light would naturally hit your face, which is why it’s commonly used on those areas.
The brush you use significantly impacts your application. Opt for a small, tapered brush for precision, especially when targeting smaller areas like the Cupid’s bow and inner corners of the eyes. Some of our favorite brushes are Real Techniques #402 or MyKitCo 0.21.
Less is often more when it comes to highlighter. Start with a small amount and build up gradually. It’s easier to add more if needed than to tone it down if you’ve applied too much.
Seamless blending is the key to achieving a natural-looking glow. Use a light hand and blend the highlighter into your skin for a soft, diffused finish. Avoid harsh lines to ensure a seamless transition between the highlighted areas and the rest of your makeup.
The intensity of your highlighter can vary based on the lighting conditions. For daytime looks, consider a more subtle application, while you can amp up the glow for evening events. Experiment with your highlighter in different lighting to find your perfect balance.
Get creative with your highlighter application. Try different techniques, such as the draping method (applying highlighter along the cheekbones and temples), or experiment with layering different shades for a multidimensional effect.
Lock in the glow by finishing your makeup routine with a setting spray. This not only helps your makeup last longer but also ensures that your highlighter stays in place throughout the day or night. Right now, we’re loving OneSize On Til’ Dawn!
Remember to take your time and have fun with the process. Highlighter may be new to your makeup routine, but you’re sure to become a pro in no time.
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