Good Afternoon Loves! I hope you are all enjoying your day and the beautiful weather as well. One of my favorite things about this time of the year is that I am encouraged to look more presentable. Not only that but I actually love to dress up, do my makeup, and look nice; especially when the weather is nice outside. As I transition from winter to spring and spring to summer, I like for my skin to glow (naturally & with some product). I love fresh, smooth skin and generally I have a nice natural glow. However, today I wanted to share some tips of how I get a nice spring glow.
What Is Highlight?
Highlighter is designed to give you a subtle glow and your skin a luminous, radiant look. Highlighters can come in a loose powder, creams, liquids, or a stick. Highlighter is a product where you can control how much you want to apply. By applying a little bit of product, one can achieve a more natural, glowy look. However, if you want to shine or look very glowy, then applying more highlighter can be used to build up the desired look.
Places Where I Apply My Highlight
I love how versatile highlight is. Typically people where a highlighter on their checkbones. Placing it here helps define your face while adding a glow. The second place where I apply my highlighter is my nose. This is a perfect tip to try if you want a thinner, more defined nose. Also the nose is at the center of the face; adding more sparkle to it will be an immediate notice! I first saw someone else apply highlighter to their upper lip and wow I fell in love. I tried this out for myself and it makes my lips have extra sparkle to them and makes them look glowy (especially when you take a picture with flash on). Now I usually do not apply all this highlighter all at once. Some days I’ll do my checks, some days I’ll do my nose & my lips.
When To Apply Highlighter
When you want to apply your highlighter is ultimately up to you and your liking. I find it best to apply all my makeup such as concealer, foundation, setting powder, and eyeshadow first, then I will apply my highlighter. I like to think of applying highlight as the last final touch. Highlighter can also be used instead of using a bronzer. Bronzer applies a glow as well. If you are using highlighter as a bronzer, I would suggest a highlighter that is not as glittery/sparkly.
My Favorite Highlighters
Urban Decay Highlight in Sin– When I saw this product online I was super hesitant because it is super light. I like for my highlighters to have a bronze color to them. To my surprise I love love love this highlight! It is a very natural color that can be build up to have that glow effect. It is my everyday highlighter that I use. This is a universal shade that would look great on any skin tone! Highly recommend!
Sephora Highlight Palette-The palette includes 6 different shades. My favorite colors to to use for a highlight is either brownish bronze colors or soft pink colors. This palette is great because I have many options to choose from depending on the look I want to achieve. The first thing I noticed about the colors, were how sparkly they looked. Surprisingly these are not too shimmery. They are very wearable shimmery shades that I can wear everyday. My favorite two shades are the two middle shades, the two bronze colors. I love these so much. At times if I apply the other 4 shades, I’ll outline with a bronze shade and it is the prettiest thing ever. I am loving and using this product everyday! I love this particular palette because it has 6 different highlight shades to choose from.
Colourpop High Five Highlighter-I have been wanting to try a Coloupop highlighter for the longest. I have other highlighters from other brands that I love and have never seen the need to get another highlighter. Even though I’ve wanted to try this product for the longest, every time I ordered from Colourpop I always skipped right over the highlighters. However, I have finally gotten my hands on one. I really love the individuality of Colourpop highlighters. I like how they are not sold in palettes but sold individually. Also s the highlight seems to come with a lot of product within. I normally wear highlighters that have brownish, goldish tones to them. I rarely wear a highlight with pink to it. When I first tried the highlight, I did not realize how pink it is. However, I am open to trying another Colourpop highlighter that has gold undertones and is not very sparkly.
How I Apply Highlighter?
There are so many ways to apply a highlighter. With a brush & by hand are the top two ways I see highlighters applied. Many people use a fan brush to apply their highlighter. I could definitely see why one might do this. I do not own a fan brush. Instead I use the Real Techniques Contour Brush. This brush works very well and is easy to apply the highlight with. It remains me of a bronzer or blush brush .
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