Skincare is the obvious choice to re-plump and smooth our skin, but sometimes we need that ‘spotlight’ effect – just like your favourite instagram filter – more of an instant lift and skin brightening and with our time poor lifestyles, knowing how and where to highlight the face can be a godsend for ever-so-fresh beauty.
Wrinkles and/or expression lines create mini shadows on the face, as the line is a decline of skin. Using the right highlighter on these areas can lift the line, smoothing the skin.
Using the correct texture highlighter can add a hydrated, radiant result to a skin that may be dehydrated and in general, a highlighter will reflect light to then lift the area it is applied too.
These highlighter application techniques are called Strobing – One part of contouring and an amazing trick up your sleeve for brighter skin when feeling a little flat.
Watch below for a video demonstrates on how to highlight. You don’t need to be a pro to follow these simple steps and achieve a perfect highlight look.
Points to Remember…
1. Highlight the frontal bones of the face – where you usually get sunburnt first as these are the areas you want to bring forward and smooth away expression lines.
2. If you have a darker area of skin, Eg. dark circles and/or pigmentation, you will need to correct with a deeper shade of concealer first, before you highlight. If you do not correct the area first, a highlighter shade being light in pigment, will not have the strength to correct/cover this concern and can appear grey. Peach to orange based shades are best for correcting.
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