21 August 2021


Highlighter - what is it, why, how and where to apply

A highlighter is not just a cosmetic product. It is a drug that is addictive.

In whatever version you buy it – crumbly, creamy, compact – you will never have enough!

  • Therefore, before you let it into your life, think – you need it?) I need it as a makeup artist. It takes a lot laugh

I mix them, mix colors, and every time I discover new possibilities of this tool. But for you, as an ordinary user, it is enough to know the following about him.

1. What is a face highlighter

Highlighter - what is it, why, how and where to apply

  • Highlight – translated from English means “highlight”
  • This is a tool that takes an active part in the makeup technique – face contouring.
  • Used to highlight specific areas of the face. Which ones, now you will find out.

2. What is a highlighter for?

Highlighter - what is it, why, how and where to apply

  • Answer: for beauty – it is unlikely to suit you, but it is he who creates the illusion of healthy and radiant skin. Is it ugly?

3. Where to apply the highlighter

Highlighter - what is it, why, how and where to apply

It depends on the task that you set for him.

  • If the goal is makeup for a photo shoot, then it can be applied to all protruding areas of the face: the bridge of the nose, a tick above the lip, cheekbone, on the dimple above the chin (see example here)
  • And also to work out parts of the body. The camera perfectly captures glare in the photo.

Highlighter - what is it, why, how and where to apply

Another thing is, you want to know how and where to apply the highlighter in everyday life.

  • Most are limited to two or three areas: the highest point of the cheekbone, under the eyebrow and the inner corner of the eye.

A rare case when a client asks to apply it to all areas of the face. Many are afraid of the effect of a greasy chin, a shiny nose and a sweaty forehead.

4. How to apply the highlighter correctly

Highlighter - what is it, why, how and where to apply

Application depends on the type of highlighter.

  • Highlighter powder it is applied in a thin layer with a wide large brush, with light movements without pressure.
  • Cream highlighter gets along well with beauty blender… He quickly blends the borders and blends the highlighter to match the skin tone.
  • Highlighter – stick applied directly from the stick with point movements, and the borders are shaded with your fingers.
  • Compact dry highlighter loves brushing. The diameter and pile depends on the effect you want to achieve. A soft and barely readable glow can be achieved with a squirrel bristle brush, while a more frank glow can be achieved with a synthetic brush.
  • Liquid highlighter it is most convenient to apply by hand.

5. How to choose a highlighter

It comes in satin and shimmery finishes.

Satin – the most popular. Gives a soft and natural glow. Suitable for every day.

Highlighter for face

Shimmery (from English shimmer) – creates the effect of a shiny finish due to large sparkles. For this reason, it is part of the evening, not daytime makeup.

Highlighter for face

Conclusion: a highlighter is a product with endless possibilities. Therefore, in the next article I will reveal 8 popular life hacks of makeup artists

In the meantime, I’m waiting for questions on this topic? smile