July 24, 2019 • Joyner Musombi
If glitter is your go-to alter-ego, then you know that highlighting is a must-have skill to add to your beauty regime. Highlighters bring more attention to the areas on your face where you’d naturally shine if you caught the sun. Powder highlighters, loose or pressed, have the highest level of shimmer and glitter and extra patience and caution are needed to get a sleek sheen.
When used correctly highlighters will bring out the dynamite glow from within you. Here are our top tips on how to highlight with a powder highlighter.
Powders work well extremely well on oily or combination skin as the natural face oil provide for a good setting for the powder to stick. For normal to dry skin, slightly dampen your highlighting brush with your setting moisturizer or primer or water.
Like every other makeup, highlighters are also a no one-color-fits-all. Light gold or peachy champagne shades give a very natural flattering look for medium skin tones. Fair skin tones should opt for pinker tones while if you have a darker skin tone then deep yellow or bronzy gold colours will do best. Always keep in mind that your highlighter should be a shade or two lighter than your foundation for a fine finish.
Highlighter should be used as indicated on the packaging – on the high points on your face, not all-over your face. Use highlighter to make your cheekbones, nose (not tip) and cupid’s bow to draw attention to these spots. Used incorrectly you could end up looking like a disco ball.
Finally, remember dynamite glow over disco ball mess at all times. Steer clear of shimmery or shiny highlighters if you want to have a great contoured look when going for a lifting effect.
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