Highlight- Do's, Don'ts and How To's

April 21, 2016

Highlight- Do's, Don'ts and How To's

You want that stunning glow that NASA can see from space? Or you just what a subtle radiance? So Imma show you how to get the highlight that you want as well as some mistakes to watch out for.

Highlighting brings attention to your favourite facial features by using light. Highlighting brings out the high points on your face. Popular points to highlight are the brow bone, center of the forehead, cheek bones, bridge of your nose, cupid's bow and the tip of your chin. 

 You can either only highlight your face, which is a technique called strobing, or you can add some bronzer and contour to add depth and sharpness. So let me break down these techniques a little more for you.

Strobing vs. Contouring

 

Contouring is used to sharpen certain facial features such as your cheekbones and chin as well as make other features look smaller such as your forehead and nose. On the diagram on the left, pop your contouring product (cream or powder bronzer or darker product) onto the areas labelled 1 and the other dark areas. In the areas labelled 2 this is where the lovely highlighter needs to go! And those areas labelled 3 are for extra extra highlighter points.

Strobing is a technique of drawing light to areas of your face that you wish to emphasis (Heeeeey!). Highlighters should have some sort of shine or shimmer to it because that's what draws the light and hey, who doesn't want to be shiny?? BUT, highlighting is supposed to look as natural as possible so use as light as a touch as possible. Fan brushes or brushes with very light bristles are perfect for highlighting exactly where you want to highlight. You can even use your fingers.

 

You can highlight as much, or as little, as you want to but you must blend your highlight into your foundation or base product. It is so important! Blended makeup creates a flawless, natural look and ensures that all your makeup looks seamless. You can use any of these brushes:

 

OR you can use your fingers to apply your highlighter JUST where you want it. To make your highlight even dewier/glowier/MORE you can use a Fixer spray like the HD Fixer Spray. Spray a little of the Fixer Spray onto your finger/brush AFTER you have picked up your highlighter and BOOM instant magic!

So, what highlighter do I recommend for wonderfully glowy skin? Well that's easy! My Holy Grail Highlight has to be Hean's Glam Highlighter Powder. The highlighters are currently available in THREE fantastic shimmery shades:

202 Gold Sand:                

This highlight is BAE! It's the absolute best! I just love it! It's got the perfect amount of shimmer in it and the cool toned gold just suits my pale skin perfectly!

204 Honey:

 

This is a gorgeously warmed toned highlight that sits so beautifully on the skin! A truly natural looking highlight.

206 Peach:

                     

The combination highlight of 202 and 204! A warm-toned-gold-shimmer highlight that is juuuuuust *heart eyes*

Highlight can make you look fresh, like you got those 8 hours of sleep and like a magical goodness that rides a pet Unicorn... what's not to love??

 

Go Get Your Glow ON!

           




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