One trend that has taken the whole beauty community by storm is highlighting. Whether it is a subtle glow or a ‘BAM, in your face’ type highlight, this trend has made its mark and has proven that it is here to stay. My highlighting techniques have changed with time as I’ve learned new methods and tried out new products and after getting numerous compliments on my highlight these past few months, I decided share with you guys my 5 top tips to that can help you get your highlight on fleek as well!
One thing that can make or break your highlighter application is the tool you use. For powders, go for a small fluffy brush like the one shown in the picture below which is my ride or die highlighter brush (You could also go for a fan brush). As for cream highlighters, it is best to use either a damp sponge or your fingers.
- Layering cream and powder
Now this is a tip that just took my highlighting game to another level (not exaggerating). If you want to for that really glow-y look then take some cream highlighter and dab it on the high points of your cheekbones and then on top go in with a powder highlighter. This layering technique will not only increase the longevity of your highlighter but also give it that extra oomph.
- Make your highlighter blended and seamless
One of my biggest pet peeve when it comes to highlighting is when it looks patchy, glittery or not blended. In order to get that seamless and flawless glow on your skin, after you have applied the highlighter, just dab over it with a damp beauty sponge. You could also spray some MAC fix plus (or any similar setting spray) on the area where you have highlighted to ensure it blends in nicely with the rest of your makeup without taking away the glow y-ness.
- Mixing highlighter and foundation
If want an overall glow y to look to your face, just mix in a few drops of your favorite cream highlighter into your foundation. I love doing this especially if I’m going to be taking pictures as it just adds this beautiful glow y sheen to my skin without me looking like a disco ball (unless you like the ‘disco ball’ look, then by all means go for it).
- Use eye shadow as highlighters
I’m sure may of you have heard about this tip already, but i had to include it as it’s one of my favorites. Eye shadows work wonders as a highlighter, just make sure to build it up slowly as eye shadows tend to be way more pigmented that actual highlighters.This is especially nice if you want to change up your highlighter and don’t have a specific highlighting shade, you can just look through your eye shadow collection and choose one that you think would look nice as a highlighter.
And those are my top 5 highlighting tips and tricks that i hope were useful to you guys as they have really helped me up my highlighting game.
What are your top highlighting tips? Do you use any of the ones i mentioned above? Let me know!
Thank you for reading! xx
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