To combat dull skin, you need to follow a few tips and a proper skin care. But, if you’re looking for a quick fix, then rely on a highlighter. A highlighter will lend a glow to your skin and instantly make your skin look more alive. With a few tricks and learning where to apply this genius product, you can make your skin glow in seconds.
Follow these easy steps and get your shine on:
1. Moisturiser you skin
Dry skin can collect on the make-up product and the shimmer patches can create a faux pas. Always moisturise your skin, so the highlighter glides perfectly on your skin.
2. Find the right product for your skin
The right texture of the product can make a lot of difference. If you have dry skin, you can try a strobing cream and a cream based highlighter. Powder-based products can go well with oily skin type.
3. Know where to apply highlighter
Forehead: Mimic a sun-touched look by applying highlighter in the centre of your forehead. Then lightly brush outward in a star pattern to diffuse the product. To avoid a shiny look, use a foundation that is one shade lighter than your skin tone instead of a shimmering product.
Eyebrows: Disguise grown-out brows with a touch of highlighter underneath your arches. This emphasises the shape and detracts from any stray hairs.
Inner Eyes: Erase tired eyes by dabbing a champagne-coloured eye shadow in the inner corners of your eyes. You’ll look wide awake, even if you’re partying until dawn.
Cheekbone: Banish under-eye circles by applying a bit of bronzer on the cheekbones, where light naturally hits the face. You can also layer a glimmering product with your blush to create a rosy glow on the apples of your cheeks.
Nose: Swipe an illuminating product down the bridge of the nose to bring all the attention to the middle of your face.
Cupid’s bow: Dab highlighter just above your lips in the cupid’s bow area to give your lips a fuller appearance.
Chin: Finally, finish off your faux glow with a touch of bronzer in the middle of your chin, and apply in a soft circular motion.
4. Check with a flashlight
If you don’t have natural light, you can click a photo and check your make-up before you heading out. The flashlight will help you to see if you’ve applied it right.