Make up Monday | Highlight 101

TheBalm Mary Lou Manizer
I am a highlighter fiend. There is something about the golden powders and creams that give my heart a tiny flutter. Many of us associate them with summer in giving us the added glow but I use them all year around. It helps detract from any dullness on my face caused by the cold winter days.

With the seasons of parties and social gatherings on the horizon I thought I would break down how I highlight my face.

When applying powder highlighters such as the Mary Lou Manizer and Becca Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Opal I use my Real Techniques Fan Brush. This brush has light bristles and allows you you dust the powder on the places you want to highlight without going too overboard.

You want to apply highlighters on the places you wanted to accentuate and where the sun will hit you. For me, I focus on the tops of my cheeks, the bridge of my nose and on the tops of my cupids bow. When I want to do something special I also apply this on the brow bone and in the centre of my lips.

The other formula of highlighters I enjoy are cream highlighters. Something like the Benefit's Watt Up Highlighter and MAC's Cream Colour base in Hush. I found the best way to get the most out of this formula is using my fingers. This warms up the cream and allows it to blend well in to your skin.

Another thing to consider when looking in to highlighters in the tone. Some highlighters can be cool toned and frosty, which is perfect for those of you who have a paler complexion (Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone is one for you to try) If you have an Olive or Deeper skintone like mine, I would go for something which has more of a gold tone to it. All of the above work well with my skin colour.

I hope this helped some of you who may be looking in to getting your first highlighter or wanting to try something new. 

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