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How To Use Highlighter For Makeup In 4 Easy Steps?

How To Use Highlighter For Makeup In 4 Easy Steps?

  • Having a makeup product such as a highlighter in your kitty is like having watches plump and glowing skin on the go. This product reflects light on the face when used on the high parts of the face and instantly gives you a radiating glow.
Highlighter Makeup Use

Having a makeup product such as a highlighter in your kitty is like having watches plump and glowing skin on the go. This product reflects light on the face when used on the high parts of the face and instantly gives you a radiating glow.

Since it comes in powder, liquid, and cream form, it is an easy-to-carry product that just needs a few seconds for its application. Since there are a lot of makeup beginners in this generation, here are a few tips regarding highlighter makeup use in an appropriate manner.

How to use Highlighter for makeup the right way?

To add in some pop of color and glowing g shine on your face, a highlighter is a must-have. Its application on the bridge of the nose, below the arch of the eyebrows, the forehead, the temples of the cheek, and the cupid’s bow is what makes one appear brighter in their complexion from a dull face and that is the magic of a highlighter.

Method Number 01:

Highlighter Makeup Use
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One method to apply a highlighter is by using a makeup sponge called a beauty blender. It is a sponge in a tear shape that had a soft but pointed edge which makes the application of any product on even the most unreachable part of the face easier, such as the inner corners of the eyes.

Using a cream based or a liquid-based highlighter in this process is more highly recommended than powdered highlighters. One must have to make sure to keep dabbing or pressing the highlighter into the skin in order to blend it well instead of rubbing it in the skin as it might give harsh strokes and lines on the face that will ruin the rest of the makeup.

Method Number 02: 

When it comes to powdered highlighters, using a light fan-like brush or even a fluffy soft brush is what is needed. By taking some amount of the highlighter on the brush, one must go in stroking or rather a sweeping motion over the high points of the face.

One has to be gentle while doing this since rubbing or stroking harshly will definitely ruin the rest of your makeup and cause all of your hardworking and effort to go in vain.

Method Number 03


Highlighter Makeup Use

Highlighter Makeup Use picturesAnother method to go for in order to get a natural and dewy glow on the face is by using your fingers to blend in the highlighter. Since fingers have the warmth and the softness, they make things easier for blending the shimmer and one can accordingly use the sufficient amount of pressure and motions needed to blend in the product perfectly. This helps to achieve an even and glowy and even plump-looking skin.

Method Number 04 

A highlighter is like the cherry on top of a cake or like sprinkles on top of a glazing donut. Basically, all this refers to the fact that a highlighter is to be used as a finishing product on the face and as one of the last steps in the makeup routines. Since it is pigmented but is sheer, using it on top of the foundation becomes necessary, or else if used underneath the foundation, it serves no purpose to the skin.

How to create a liquid highlighter at home?

Highlighter Makeup Use
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Well, if you have the same question that is being asked above then here is a simple and very quick solution to it. Start off by taking some amount of your favorite skin care oil.

Take some amount of it on a clean face palette or even a plate and then add some amount of a shimmery and sparkly eye shadow to it.

The ratio of the skincare oil to the eye shadow should be 2:1. Later one needs to mix both the components really very well. With that done, you have your liquid shimmer ready in minutes. One can even try this method using a moisturizing face serum if they do not have access to skin care oils.

How to create a cream-based highlighter at home?

Well if this is your question then let’s say we have your back on this one. Start off by taking some amount of your favorite gel-based moisturizer or any moisturizer of your liking and then scoop some amount of it on a clean plate or palette.

Add in some amount of a shimmery eye shadow to it and then mix both the components really very well. With that done, you have your cream bags ready in a few minutes. One can even try this out using sunscreen or even a thick and hydrating lip balm.

Summing up:

To finally conclude all of this, a highlighter is basically a makeup product that instantly makes dull and tired skin look glowing and lifted. It also enhances and brightens the skin tone and highlighters the high points of the face in order to create a reflection.

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There are various methods for the application of a highlighter as described above and so inculcating a highlighter in your makeup routine is definitely something that makeup artists around the whole world recommend and now you know exactly why.

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