No dramatic makeup look is complete without highlighter, and that’s a fact. Whether you’re going to a festival, restaurant, party, or fancy glamming yourself up just for the sake of glamming yourself up, highlighter is an absolute must to create the perception of flattering depth and angles. There’s a reason why it’s become an unmissable part of the makeup routine for millions of people.
But how best to apply this magical element? Well, we’ve put together 5 unusual ways to add some ‘oomph’ to your makeup routine and finesse that all-important final look.
Mix your highlighter with your foundation
Highlighting is basically the opposite of contouring, and is typically applied to the cheek bones, bridge of nose, and cupid’s bow. If you want to do something a little bit different, however, why not try adding a few drops of your liquid highlighter to your foundation? Apply as normal and enjoy a sparkly, dewy finish. Once you have finished this, don’t forget to apply some setting spray to lock in this glamorous look.
Don’t be afraid to highlight over other products
While we still encourage you to pay attention to those standard areas we mentioned above, it’s also worth noting that highlighting over other products is an unusual yet effective way to enhance your glamorous makeup look. For example, sweeping some of your powder highlighter on top of your blusher will help you achieve a rosy, glittery vibe. Just apply your favourite blush as you normally would to the apples of your cheeks, then apply a thin layer of highlighter over your blush.
Apply to the top of your ears
This suggestion is especially important if you’re planning to put your hair in an alluring updo for your special occasion. By dusting the top of your ears with some of your special highlighter before completing your makeup routine, you’ll massively benefit from matching your ear to the rest of your glowing face. Not only will this look good in person, but also in any close-up photographs that may be taken while you’re out and about.
Give your shoulders some attention
A good highlighter deserves more than just your face! If you love wearing off-the-shoulder tops and dresses, using highlighter on your shoulders is an absolute must. Regardless of whether you have powder or liquid, apply the product to the outside of your shoulders and enjoy shimmering shoulders with added definition. Don’t forget to take plenty of photographs to show off the power of your new unusual yet effective highlighter hack.
Add some product to your eyelids
Okay, we know this one may sound a bit strange, but hear us out! Before you apply your setting spray and pack all of your makeup products away, dust some of your highlight product to the centre of your eyelids. Trust us. By doing this, you will achieve a wide-eyed, brighter appearance and an enviable pop that people will be sure to praise and compliment! A hack that isn’t so widely known yet, you could be the next charming trendsetter in your friendship group.