Is it just me or we all like to add some “light” on our face when apply makeup? Besides that super glittery eyeshadow, highlighter has become a unskippable process in the routine.
Highlighter may never be the leading role in the play of makeup; however, it instantly lit up the features as well as contours of the face and lines.
What’s more, highlighter makes your skin looks dewy and fresh, which as we described in the title - highlighter is the secret weapon that instantly boost your makeup texture.
Q1: Why we need highlighter?
A: Besides bringing out your features, and making the skin looks more transparent and glowy, highlighter can also brings the attention to where you want to accent and adds more style to the whole.
Q2: What are the textures of highlighters and how to apply different textures?
A: There are cream, powder and liquid highlighter on the market. You would want to use your fingertips to apply cream and liquid highlighter because of the oil and water they contain. Use a brush to pick up powder highlighter. When the texture is softer and it’s almost like mashed potato, a trick is to damp your brush first to achieve a more obvious highlighting effect.
Q3: Which color should I pick?
A: Think of both the lightness and color tones.
Usually the neutral shades such as beige, light pink and low saturated shades accommodate most skin tones. If you have warm skin tones, try champagne gold and copper shades to make your skin looks naturally healthy. For pale skin, go bolder, the pinkish-purple, silvery highlighter will suit you just fine.
Q4: Where do I apply?
A: We advise you to use matte highlighter to “plump it up” to achieve a fuller look. Gorgeously swipe the matte highlighter on the forehead, nose bridge, chin and high points of the cheeks.
The shimmery highlighter is for embellishing specific points, inner eye corners, tip of the nose and lips.
Ever swipe the shimmer on the body? Try it on the clavicle, shoulder and other bony parts.
Texture-wise, this is a baked-powder highlighter with ultra-fine shimmer, easily glides onto your skin without caking and showing the pores (the least thing you want is drawing attention to the pores on the nose). On regards of color tone, the champagne pink truly flatter ALL skin tones. Swipe it on for a subtly glowy contour.