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Bring on fabulous shimmer and shine! There is no makeup product more magical than the iridescently glamorous world of highlighters. Highlighter is a double-whammy product, attracting light and enhancing skin tone, for a lit-from-within look, and can be used to accentuate and "lift" bone structure. It's amazing! And it's also a bit befuddling if you're just starting out in the makeup world.
Here are all of the spots on your face that highlighter looks best:
The secret to sculpting fabulous cheekbones is to put highlighter high on the tops of cheekbones and temples.
Right beneath the brow bone.
On the cupid's bow.
On the inner corners of the eyes.
Radiant, glowy skin is definitely in, but there are a few guidelines you should pay attention to when wearing shimmery highlighters.
DO use a highlighter shade that complements your skin tone for a subtle, lit-from-within sheen.
DO use highlighter in spots that catch light, and enhance your natural features: on cheekbones and temples, down the bridge of your nose, under brows, the inner corners of eyes, and above the cupid's bow.
DO keep your other makeup like foundation, blush and bronzer softly matte and shimmer free.
DO blend out highlighter with your fingers, a fan brush, or a damp makeup sponge after you've applied it. To avoid blobs of product and obvious makeup lines, make sure you blend any harsh edges of highlighter so it fades into the rest of your skin.
DON'T dust or blend highlighter all over your face. This is more E.T. than chic.
Our Master Chrome Highlighter comes in two easy-to-use forms, jelly and powder. Both create the same sheer, shimmery effect on skin. Applying jelly highlighter with fingertips gives you control for more precise highlighting say for down the center of the nose or dabbing on your cupid's bow, whereas the powder can be used to create gorgeous all-over dewiness on cheeks, temples and shoulders.
If you're a newbie to highlighter, pick a shade that closely matches your natural skin tone. This will be almost transparent and will build from subtly glistening to more intense shimmer with every layer you apply. If you're more experienced with makeup and want to play around with colors, experimenting with iridescent peach, bronze, plum and pink highlighters will give a gorgeously vivid, pearlescent tint wherever you apply it. Colored highlighter can look intense, fast, so start out with a light hand, and remember you can always add more later.