Is highlighter a priority in your make-up routine?
Highlighter comes and goes in my life.
It is one more product to apply and another something to carry in the bag.
Except, I have changed my mind and when I read, “glowing skin” in the same sentence as “highlighter” I decided it would be foolish to ignore such an endorsement. Apparently highlighter or illuminator is most effective on older skins (check), that it can result in a dewy appearance (check) and that it alleviates the signs of tiredness (check).
Now I use the Nars Multiple Stick and the Tom Ford Illuminator more regularly. The Illuminator, mixes well with the tinted moisturiser for day and adds a little more glow to my skin. At night I find the Nars stick an easy way to highlight the areas I want.
Have a play; I think you will like the difference. xv
How, Why And When
Liquid highlighters are easiest to use, they blend well and don’t magnify creases or dry the skin.
Use sparingly, as over-use will make the face appear shiny instead of glowing.
*Highlighter is best when it is a similar colour to the skin tone or lighter.
Highlighter can be applied to bare skin or it can be applied after foundation or tinted moisturiser.
*For a soft all over glow, mix a small amount into the tinted moisturiser or foundation.
Apply the highlighter before using translucent powder.
Whilst smiling, using the fingertips, apply to the cheekbones and then pat gently to blend into the temples and underneath the brows.
Highlighter can also be applied to the nose to make it look slimmer or wider.
(to make the nose appear slimmer, apply the highlighter to the bridge of the nose in a straight line and blend well
to make the nose appear wider, apply in a circular dot to the tip of the nose)
For fuller and plumper lips apply to the Cupid’s bow.
For a wide-eyed look, apply a small amount of highlighter to the inner corner of the eyes.
Let It Glow
image, the makeup school