Highlighting may be considered a hot trend but real makeup savants would agree that your look is incomplete without that little extra glow. But where to start? The Kardashians make it look easy, with their sculpted cheekbones and radiant Cupid’s bows. How can a normal person get the lit-from-within glow?
Where you apply highlighter is almost more important than what product or technique to use. The correct highlighting can give you a bit of facelift and bring out your key features. Here’s where to focus:
Cheekbones: Applying highlighter on your cheekbones instantly lifts your face and brings out the high panes of your face, making you look youthful.
Nose: Apply it down the centre of your nose and the tip to make it look slimmer and perkier.
Underneath the eyebrows: Give a little lift to the brow area and define them further.
Cupid’s bow: Draw attention to your pout and makes lips look fuller.
Forehead: Brightens the area and adds dimension if you’re contouring as well.
Centre of the chin: A swipe of highlighter here helps slim the face.
Our 5 favourite highlighters
1. Benefit High Beam Mini Highlighter
This purse-sized liquid highlighter is liked bottled sunshine. Place it onto the high panes of your face and dab on for luminous skin.
2. MAC Strobe Cream
An absolute favourite backstage at most runways, it’s the secret to models’ fresh, glimmering skin. This moisturiser not only hydrates skin – its iridescent formula gives a gorgeous glow from within.
3. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed
A constant bestseller, this seriously pigmented pressed powder highlighter works well even on liquid products to help reflect light and give you a bright yet natural sheen.
4. Farsali Jelly Beam Highlighter
The jelly formula is unlike any other – it applies like a wet jelly but dries like a powder. A tiny amount goes a long way with this concentrated highlighter. Just dab on for that high-shine effect.
5. Huda Beauty 3D Highlighting Palette
This palette is the ultimate in creating 3D dimension. Use the creamy formula as a base and layer the three pearlescent pressed powders to create a sculptural, radiant look.