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If using a highlighter is not a staple part of your makeup routine then you better make sure it is today! A highlighter can literally change your whole look by making your skin look fresh and giving you that lit from within glow (especially when the sun beats down on it).

 

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There are rules to using a highlighter though such as choosing the right shade, type, application and more. If you want to know how to get a highlight brighter than your future, follow these simple these tips and tricks below…

  • Pearl/Pink shades are great for for lighter skin tones and Gold/Bronze shades compliment darker skin tones.
  • Liquid highlighters are the key to a natural dewy look as they can be mixed in with foundation or just applied to high points of the face.
  • Cream highlighters also provide a similar look to liquids as they blend/melt easily into the skin. If you have oily skin however, this may not be your first choice.
  • Powder highlighters provide a long lasting glow on all skin types, leading them to be the most popular option.
  • The fingers and fan brushes work well for a precise application of highlighter in a specific area.
  • Cheekbones are the main place for highlighter as this is where the light bounces off the face.
  • Also highlighter can be applied under the brow bone, the nose, inner tear ducts and Cupid’s bow.

Avoid!

  • Try not to use highlighters that are too light as they can appear ashy on the skin.
  • Save highlighters with chunks of glitter for night time looks as they may look too dramatic during the day.
  • Do not apply highlighters over problem areas as they can make the areas stand out more.

Now go get your glow on ladies 😉

(Want to get your lipliner on point as well? Check this out.)

Written by Pamela Ogboro 

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