The Most Important Places To Use Highlighter [You’re Probably Missing Them]

The Most Important Places To Use Highlighter [You're Probably Missing Them]

It is common knowledge that there are countless highlighters available in the market. Highlighters have become a crucial component in our makeup routines, enabling us to achieve that radiant, dewy look that is always in fashion. With new formulas and highlighter products being introduced regularly, it is now easier than ever to add some shimmer to your base makeup. From creams and powders to liquids, the possibilities are endless when it comes to this makeup technique.

As MasterClass explains, the key is how you use it. Less is more is always the rule of thumb with makeup to get a more natural but elevated look. At the end of the day, you don’t want to appear like a shiny mess, which too much highlighter can do to you.

Aside from the amount of highlighter you use, it’s important to apply it in the right places to achieve a glowing look.

Where you should apply highlighter

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One of the most popular places to wear highlighter has always been near the brow area. However, one of the long-forgotten places is the end of the eyebrow.

As makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan suggested, placing a small bit of highlight at the end of the brow can help dictate a whole look. By using only a small amount and blending it out, you can get an amazing glow that will capture the light wherever you turn (via Byrdie).

Another overlooked area is your chin. This is especially true if you have an important event to get to and you want something with a little more drama. As beauty expert Joy Adenuga shares, adding a bit of highlight to your chin and the middle of your forehead can work wonders. This is to get all the light captured to the high points of your face. You can also add a bit of highlight to your decolletage if you want to showcase your lower neckline (via Elle).

See Also:  Everything You Need To Know About CC Cream suggests that you can enhance your look by using highlighter on some specific areas of your face. One such area is your cupid’s bow, which is the V-shaped area above your upper lip. By applying some highlighter to this area and blending it in with your fingers, you can create the illusion of fuller lips. This will make your face appear brighter and more radiant.

Olena Aliamina
I am Olena Aliamina, a prefessional coach and makeup artist. I started my career in beauty industry back in 2016 as a makeup artist, and later on added professional hair design, lash extension and hair stylist skills to my portfolio. I hope you will like my articles and tips I share!