Highlighter is an essential make up ingredient to get that healthy glow on face & body.The make up ritual without highlighting T zone , collar bone, shoulders is incomplete. Anyone who look for healthy glowing skin with make up should surely keep highlighter palette in the vanity , as without it no make up is complete.The trend of highlighting special features bloomed year ago or so where with minimal make up actual work put into making up skin look naturally glowing. Highlighter can be used anytime special but what shade of highlighter is actually need to pay attention for.I am actually more of highlighter person with keeping rest of my features natural but defined. A Lot of brands offer highlighter palette where you are given two or three shades in one pack whereas some brand exclusively have single shade of highlighter cake. So the selection is always subjective.
How To Choose Highlighter Shade
Highlighters usually come in three main shades which are metallic white, rose gold, and yellow gold .These three shades are widely used for shimmery glow while lilac tone, peachy tone, & sea green tone highlighter are also other shades which are trendy. Metallic white is for fair tone girls or for anyone who wants extra noticeable shine on the face. Rose gold or peachy gold is pink undertone and go well with any complexion and does not stand out. Not only does it look like better skin but also perfect for day to night use.Gold highlighter is perfect for dark colour tones and also add great drama, extra sheen to the face, medium colour tone women can have it undoubtedly, The gold effect effect looks radiant in dark so better for wedding purpose, night parties or whenever you think you need it.Make sure to go with nude make up theme with excessive highlighter where defined eyes nude lips and subtle glow on face be the prominent attraction unless you wana look bold and stand out.
Good Highlighter Brands
There are oodles of great highlighters in the beauty store but there are a few I loved using & gave me desirable effect.There are high end brands as well drugstore brands for awesome highlighter purchase so choose as per your liking. Maybeline, ColorBar, LA Girl, Make up revolution, Loreal Paris, Flower Beauty, NYX Cosmetics,Milani deliver great quality highlighters in budget.The main thing to notice about highlighter is the pigment & shimmer.Good highlighter is that mingles into the skin make it glowing evenly So refrain from chalky, unpigmented ones that’s not gonna deliver good finish therefore better invest in quality makeup products. MAC , Tarte, Estee Lauder, Too Faced , E.l.f Bobbi Brown, Huda Beauty are some of high end brands I used for highlighters, & quite liked them. Beginners can start with shimmery blush cakes which give duo action of popping up cheeks and also give healthy sheen.Milani might, Flower Beauty might be a great choice for that.
How To Use Highlighter Like A Pro
Like I said above highlighter can be put on to the cheekbones ,tip of nose & bridge, eyebrow bone, forehead & collar bone mainly, Rest depend on personal choice. In application strokes should always be upwards on cheeks, circular on forehead nose tip & chin area. Use Bronzer for more sculpted look. Do not use too much of highlighter & blending is very imported to get most of the shimmer. For deep foil like effect pump few sprays of make up fix on the brush before applying.