The whole idea of makeup is to remain youthful, bright, and bubbly always no matter the day and time. We ladies love makeup and it is absolutely even more wonderful to know that a single makeup product can have so much versatility as the highlighter.
The highlighter is the mother of all makeup products, the uses are copious and it is the complete makeup product any day. So, what are highlighters?
A highlighter is a product that accentuates certain areas of your face or skin. They are products made to let your face or makeup attract light to give it a glow. Basically, they help to draw light to your face and make you shine even in the dark. Unlike, other makeup products, highlighters are applied in a particular section to enhance the structure of the area.
What are highlighters made from?
These days highlighters formulas contain shimmer or glitter and come in varieties of tones. When using a highlighter, always use a tone lighter than your original tone to really enhance the structure or area that needs the light.
The various types of highlighters in the market fall into three categories. They are liquid, solid, and stick highlighters.
The solid or powdered highlighter is easy to use and most makeup artist prefers it because just a little makes all the difference.
The liquid highlighter is especially good for a newbie that doesn’t have any special makeup skill or the know-how of highlighters. They are easy to apply and a little makes a lot of visible difference.
The stick highlighter is the latest and easiest to use. It comes in forms like lipsticks and gives you the desired accentuation on the go every time. A little dab of highlighter can add shimmer and shine to your foundation, define your cheekbones, structurally define you brow, pucker up your lips, and make you look younger like a new star.
Are you hook-on about highlighters yet? If you are, don’t go rushing off just yet; commit the following tips to mind first.
Choose warm tones if gold jewelry flatters your skin tone as highlighters. Colors like bronze, gold, and copper will give a better effect than other color. Go for silver, pale pinks, or highlighters with flecks of silver, if silver jewelry looks better on you. Warm colors and tones work for most skin types, so if you are not sure where you fall into, go for warmer highlighters, usually colors lighter than your normal skin color.
Secondly, avoid using your hands to smoothen or apply a highlighter to your face. It is just wrong and doesn’t provide the perfect finish that highlighters are known for. Get a brush for a more controlled and perfect finish. For large surface areas like the forehead, cheek, use a flat angular brush and use a softer and dense blender brush for smaller areas.
When used properly, the highlighters will add dimension and create a beautiful reflection that makes you look younger and fresher from every angle. However, be careful when applying highlighters as too much can make your skin look sweaty instead of glowing.
Where can highlighters are used?
Before applying highlighters to your face, ensure that your face is clean and dry.
As a Concealer: what better way to cover dark circles than with the use of a highlighter. To achieves this and quickly neutralize dark circles around your eyes, mix a creamy highlighter with a dark circle concealer and apply it under your eyes. This will not only hide dark circles but it brightens your eyes and deletes every form of stress and fatigues. The Lexi Noel Beauty skin concealer is the best. It is a waterproof concealer that will last all day until you wash it off.
As a Blush: the use of a highlighter on the cheek can instantly give you beautifully structured cheekbone any time. Try Lexi Noel Beauty Highlighter for the perfect cheekbones. To achieve this,
Draw an invisible line from the middle of your ears towards your lips
Apply the highlighter above the line from the top of your ear to the outer corners of your eyes
Take a fan brush and gently sweep and smoothen the highlighter over the cheekbones
For the Eyes
The use of a highlighter above and below the eyebrows will instantly accentuate your eyes and face by enhancing the shape of your brows. Use a tiny tip brush to get a more classy and chic look. When applied to the corners of the eyes, the highlighter instantly opens up your eyes making it bigger and brighter perfect for faking a bad night.
To reshape your Nose
You don’t need surgery to make your nose look small and finer just apply a highlighter. To achieve this effect, use a small brush to apply the highlighter along the bridge of the nose with a matte color that is a shade darker than the color of your skin tone besides your nose. This will make the nose smaller and thinner. However, when applying this for a daytime look, ensure the highlighter blends well with the rest of your face makeup to achieve a more natural look.
The Cupid’s Bow
This is the area in the middle part of your upper lip. With the help of your fingers, dab a little highlighter on this part and to your lower lip to get pucker lips without even trying. The highlighter can also substitute a lip gloss or lipstick. Remember that less is more by matching the same color of the highlight to your lip gloss for your lips
For a clean and fresh glowing skin, apply the highlighter on your skin before applying your makeup or mix the highlighter with your face cream to always have a shiny glow with each application. Lexi Noel Beauty highlighter will definitely bring life to your skin and make you feel like Rihanna.
Highlighter is one makeup product that is here to stay. The best advice to avoid your skin looking greasy and crass is to apply the highlighter in moderation for a beautiful, clean, and youthful skin any time.
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