Our “Better Together” series highlights surprising ways two products become — you guessed it — even better when you use them together.
There are many natural pairs in the universe: namely, salt and pepper, thunder and lightning, yin and yang – the list goes on. The equivalent to said couplets in the beauty world is as follows: bronzer and highlighter, of course. One simply cannot live properly without the other – what’s a killer shimmery highlight without its contoured jawline sister? They really are better together.
“The metallic highlighter vs. matte bronzer gives amazing dimension and sculpted/reshaping effect,” says Lancôme National Makeup Artist Alex Sanchez. “For a more precise application, I like to apply the Dual Finish Lancôme Highlighter with a wet flat foundation brush to the high points of the cheek and décolleté.” To complement the shimmer on the upper portions of the face, a lower, deeper contour allows for more dimension in the shape and shadow of the face. “Caribbean blood runs through my veins so I love the warmth of that sun-kissed look,” Sanchez says, and his favorite tool to complete a contoured look is the Lancôme Dual-Ended Contour Cheek Brush #25. “The flat oval brush is the perfect scale for a diffused and blended effect along the jaw and forehead,” he says, “and the firm/tight end is perfect for precise chiseling of the nose and cheekbones.” Indeed, you can’t shine bright without a grounded base, so we can’t think of a better pair than these. When it comes to bronzer and highlighter, this is the ideal match.