How To: Highlighting Hacks For Beginners

Michael Brown

Beauty Expert

Our skin is the one thing about our face that’s always visible. Exposed to the elements and our lifestyles, it can be quite obvious when it is not at its peak in skin quality and texture.

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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