Highlighting 101

What’s highlighting and why do so many people do it??

Well for starters, it does exactly what the name says! It accentuates your face by brightening the areas that naturally catch light. When done properly, it really can make all the difference! A big misconception about highlighters is that they have to be this big, shimmery/glittery mess and it doesn’t have to be! In fact, matte highlighters are just as versatile as the shimmer ones and give you the same amount of glamour— day OR night!

There are several areas on the face you can apply your highlighter: the tip of your nose, your cheekbones and your cupid’s bow. Applying under your eyebrows and the inner corner of your eyes also helps to brighten up the eyes!

For paler skin, choose a highlight color that is more on the pearl side so the highlight doesn’t contrast too harshly with your skin. For medium skin tones, opt for peachy highlight colors. And for darker skin tones, match your rich pigmentation with gold based highlighters! 

PRO TIP: ALWAYS start off with a small amount. Remember, it’s always easier to add more than it is to take away; especially with a highlighter.