Highlighting and emphasizing face features can be a messy job. Too much highlighter may look good on Instagram photos, but in the real life it will look like a shiney stripe. The trick simple – use small quantities, apply in layers and only in strategically selected areas. The goal is to restore the natural glow, which due to certain skin conditions and even external influences, can disappear.
Highlighter is a universally complimentary product, provided you follow several "rules". It is necessary to choose the appropriate shade, it is necessary to choose the appropriate texture of the product, but also the application tools and method. All of this can also be dependent on the method of skin prep and make-up application.
Face prep - put emphasis on hydration by applying serum, moisturizer and primer.
Highlighter textures vary from liquid, creamy, compact powder to stick.
Stick highlighter is a great way to apply the product directly to the skin. It is compact, often easily applied and ideal for quick repairs throughout the day. After foundation application lightly mask the desired parts of the face with transparent powder. This will help textures in contact to blend easier. Apply highlighter directly to the skin, gently pulling the product on the skin, then blend with fingers or beauty sponge.
Try NARS The Multiple in Copacabana.
Highlighting powder is a great choice if you want to give a bit subtler shine to your everyday look. Once you have prepared your face and applied foundation, apply a small amount of highlighter on the cheekbone, the tip of the chin, along the bridge of the nose, forehead and cupids bow with a soft brush. It is crucial to move slowly and build the intensity of products with layers. Then apply blush that will melt with a highlighter. You will get a “glow within” shine on the skin.
Try Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highligter in the Champagne Pop.
Cream highlighter as well as liquid highlighter are excellent for strong emphasis and glam appearance. The concentrated formula often contains more pigments than other products, making it perfect for bold accents. However, be careful not to apply too much because it will look excessively dramatic and extremely unnatural. It is applied with a beauty sponge or with fingers. Liquid highlighter can be added in very small quantities to the liquid foundation itself or even moisturizing day cream, for additional skin glow.
Try Marc Jacobs Coconut Gel Highlighter Dew Drops in the Dew You.
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