If you know how to properly use a highlighter, you are God gifted ladies.
Highlighter is one amongst those extraordinary gems, there for us when we want it in every capability.
Working to relinquish you a glow and make you look a lot of awake, highlighter is an extraordinary way to infuse a little bit of life into your look.
Just like choosing out an outfit, before you begin your makeup you’ve got to raise yourself a question, “What sort of look am I in a mood for today?” Some days you may look for a my-skin-but-better kind of glow, and some days you might be in a mood of rolling yourself around on a plate of glitter, please. Regardless of the look, you’re trying to find, you’ve got to understand the proper points to highlight in order to attain the desired look.
There’s no better way to make your face look instantly dewier, healthier, and more awake – as long as you put it in the right places.
A bare touch of perfectly placed highlighter can help instantly open up the look of your eyes, outline your face, and make symmetry.
To get the most of this beauty must-have, allow us to walk you thru precisely where to use it and how:
Always build a base before you highlight. You can kick start your make-up with a light-infusing makeup primer, which can help contribute to your luminous look. Apply the primer over your skin before picking up any other product and applying it over your face. The primer will give you a subtle radiant glow while helping your makeup last throughout the day. This step will additionally make your highlighter pop.
I would recommend Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer.
2. Find the Right Highlighter Shade.
It is difficult to find the correct highlighter. Most of us do not even know that we need to match our highlighter to our skin tones. To your knowledge – most highlighters have a heart of gold, they all have a gold undertone. The gold undertone of the highlighter gives it a warm feel making it look glowy on most skin tones. Look at some of the best-selling highlighters in India and find your match. If you are someone with a darker skin tone, a highlighter with more red in it will pop even more. If you’re a medium to medium-dark tone, peaches, corals, and tangerines will look great on your skin. And if you want an extreme highlighter that will be seen from Google satellite maps, try a shade of white, violet, or icy purple.
I would recommend Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter, Molten Gold.
3. Correct Way to Highlight
We all tend to highlight the wrong areas of our face. The highlighter does not go in the same place as blush; it should sit higher up, it is the queen, make her gleam. To apply the highlighter correctly, one needs to smile and put a finger right on the cheekbone – that’s the apple. Then move your finger about 2 millimeters above that – that’s where you want to start your highlighter.
Make sure to pat and blend highlighter starting from there and moving outwards in the shape of the letter C, following a path that goes from the high point of your cheekbone to the orbital bone and the side of your eye.
Where to stop?
When you get the bottom of your brow, just stop. The goal is to draw light to these parts of your face, and direct attention from the parts that tend to be more shadowy.
4. Correct Places to Highlight
General masses only know how to highlight their cheeks. The cheeks get most of the highlighter, but there are other points to hit as well which you can illuminate. Tapping some highlighter slightly above the middle of your top lip, the cupid’s bow helps to make your lips fuller.
You should never go overboard with highlighting your nose. No one wants a popping nose. But a touch of highlighter can accent the bones of the nose and make it seem slightly more angular. While aiming for that, do not dip back in your highlighter. Use whatever highlighter is left, lightly drag it down the bridge of your nose and tap a little bit at the tip.
Just a touch of highlighter in the center of your eyelid will simultaneously make your eyes look bigger and more awake.
Mix a liquid highlighter with your moisturizer for an all-over glow across your entire face.
The oldest trick available since the evolution of make-up for looking awake when you’re working on four hours of sleep is adding a pinch of highlighter to the inner corner of your eyes to brighten up otherwise dark areas.
Apply highlighter just under your brow bone, but above the crease in your eyelid, to give the illusion of larger eyes.
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