The simplest way to glow like the angels is to highlight the high points of your face with your best highlighter. Simply swirl your highlighter brush in the pan and brush it on your cheeks, cupid's bow, inner corners of your eyes, and bridge of your nose; and you're ready to shine bright like a diamond.
You can, however, overdo it with highlighters if you make even one tiny mistake. Hence, in order to keep your makeup look flowing smoothly, it's crucial to apply the right beauty hacks. If you're not sure where to begin, let us show you how it's done. This post guides you through 11 highlighter hacks that will make you glow.
#1 Mix It with Your Moisturizer
Want that lit-from-within glow but don't have time to put on full makeup? We've got you covered with All That Glows Highlighter.
Using your mixing palette, combine some highlighter with your regular moisturizer and mix well. Use a soft brush to apply the concoction to your face, then blend it in with the brush. Easy-peasy!
#2 Create Your Own Dewy Face Makeup Product
Even though matte foundations have the benefit of lasting all day, sometimes it's nice to wear dewy face makeup that makes the skin look luminous and healthy. You can add a subtle glow to your face by mixing some highlighter with your foundation.
Adding just a tiny bit of highlighter to your foundation should be enough, but if you want the look of radiant glass skin, you can increase the amount of highlighter.
#3 Try Highlighter on Your Body
In addition to using it to contour, chisel, and sculpt your face, why not use a highlighter for other areas of the body as well? Use the Ultime Pro Illuminating Powder along the collarbones and the upper shoulders to balance your face's glow and accentuate certain parts of the body.
This highlighter hack is perfect for an occasion calling for an off-the-shoulder look. Use some on your shins to give your legs a more toned look, or a little on your spine if you're wearing a backless dress.
#4 Wear It on Your Lips
Highlighter makeup on your lips is the perfect complement to a bold smoky eye paired with muted but statement-making lips.
Once you've applied lip liner and lipstick, use a powder highlighter to add some sparkle and shine to your lips. You can not only add a glam look to your lip makeup, but the highlighter also plays with light and makes your lips look fuller.
#5 Use Highlighter as Blush
This hack will create the dewy effect you've been longing for if your matte blushes don't do it for you.
Scoop out some of your lipstick and apply it to a mixing palette along with a few scraps of your best highlighter for the face. Mix well and apply to the apples of your cheeks for a radiant flush of color that you'll get compliments for.
#6 Swap Out Your Contour for Highlighter
Despite the fact that contouring your face is always a hit, you can achieve the same effect using a highlighter. Putting a bit of emphasis on your cheek hollows, and other contouring hotspots, can give your face more definition and make you appear slimmer.
Sweep a touch of highlighter on the contoured areas with a fluffy makeup brush to achieve a glowing finish.
#7 Don’t Forget That Brow Bone
Want an instant transformation to your whole face? Using a strongly pigmented highlight under the brow—or what we call the brow bone—can help. This simple trick makes your eyes appear larger and ensures the light hits all the right spots. To ensure precision, we recommend using a small brush and blending well for a seamless appearance. You can also use a well-blended highlight to hide stray hairs under your brow bone.
If you're planning on using this trick on a night out, practice it a few times before you actually wear it. It is important not to overdo the brow bone to the point that it will reflect and appear as a bright white line in your photos.
#8 Create a Shiny Eyeliner
Are you looking for a way to make your eye makeup stand out? Take your makeup to the next level by drawing a crisp line of highlighter along your lash line or along your crease after applying your eyeshadow and eyeliner. Put on a setting spray on a flat, angled brush to apply the product, and then draw a line on your eyelid as you would with a gel eyeliner.
Although it will not have the same impact as a glittery eyeliner, this highlighter hack is perfect for adding a touch of sheen to your eyes without being too overpowering.
#9 Get Some Shimmer under Your Eyes
This hack will be a lifesaver for anyone who struggles with dark circles.
Add bits of shimmery highlighter to concealer on a makeup palette. Blend well, and apply under the eyes to conceal. You won't find another hack that gives the same look—with brighter and more concealed eyes.
#10 Apply Highlighter with Wet Brush for a Foiled Effect
Make any shimmer product shine even brighter by dipping your brush into a highlighter and spraying it with a mist. With this method, you will see much more intense and foiled results, giving the effect of molten metal.
#11 Use It as Part of Your Eye Shadow
By applying a small amount of highlighter to the center of your eyelid, you can instantly elevate your look, particularly after using a brown shade all over. It's perfectly okay to try this out with brighter eyeshadow colors as well.
Additionally, if you have an old eyeshadow shade that's lost its luster, you can easily mix some powdered highlighter into it to create a whole new shade. The possibilities are endless.
The Bottom Line
That's it! You have some fun and easy tips and hacks you can use to make the most of your highlighters! Whether you're going for a natural and subtle glow, a blinding glow, or a highlight that simply keeps all eyes on you, use these highlighter tips to take your face makeup to the next level.
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