Dewy skin with highlighted cheeks are all the rage right now. Channeling your inner glow goddess with the power of makeup is in vogue and we are all for it. But before you get your hands on that highlighter and the brush, we tell you a few things you should consider before highlighting your face.
1. It Isn’t Necessary
Highlighting done wrong can look hideous on the face especially if you’re just getting started. One thing you must know is that highlighting is optional and not a necessary step in your everyday makeup routine. Having a highlighted face looks undoubtedly glorious, but your look can be just as put together without it.
2. Highlight Right
A very common mistake made while highlighting is not knowing how and the areas to highlight. With extremely pigmented products available in the market, it is very easy to go overboard, even when using a very light hand. Highlighting should be done on the high points of your face where sunlight naturally hits the skin as those are the spots where products reflects light helping in creating a glow on the skin. The areas you should use the highlighter are – above the cheeks, on the bridge of the nose, the cupids bow above the lips and under the brow bone. The inner corner of the eyes also reflect the light beautifully, making your eyes look sharper than they are.
3. Identify Your Undertones
The undertone that your skin is made of usually decides how the makeup you apply on top of it will look. That is the reason choosing a highlighter that matches your undertone is essential. Indian skin tones are usually made with warm undertones, and hence highlighters in the shade range of copper and gold suit the skin best. People with lighter skin tones, on the other hand, can use highlighters more champagne and icy in nature.
4. Use The Correct Tools
Using the correct tools while applying any product is crucial and it is all the more important when it comes to highlighting. The brush you use determines the end result as every brush performs differently. A fan bus is the most widely used brush for highlight application, since it distributes the product evenly on the face due to its spread out shape. Round highlighting brushes are also available, if fan brushes don’t suit your fancy.
5. Don’t Forget The Glow
Your face loves a little bit of glow too! Using liquid illuminators mixed in with your foundation or CC Creme can make your skin look dewy and lit from within. This can make your “No Makeup” look stand out, without all the hassle.
Keeping these tips in mind, shine on you crazy diamond, show your world you’ve got in you!