4 Places You Never Thought to HighlightJanuary 21, 2014
In our eternal quest to reach flawless skin status, we’ve gotten to the place where highlighting under the brow bone and the tops of cheekbones just doesn’t do it for us anymore. Luckily, all that QT we’ve put in with our handy dandy highlighters has paid off. We’ve discovered that there are four places on the face that, when graced with champagne shimmer, can transform you into the radiant beauty you’ve always known you could be.
1. Top of the forehead:
Highlighting the top of your forehead prevents the face from looking flat (a common beauty blunder associated with too much bronzer) and brightens up the entire face. Application here should be very sheer. Try using a fan brush with a shimmering powder like Urban Decay Naked Illuminated.
2. Above the eyebrow arch:
You probably already highlight below the brow. Take it one step further and highlight above the highest point of the arch to give yourself a mini brow lift. Using a cream formula like the highlighter end of em Cosmetics Chiaroscuro Contour and Highlight Stick will give you the control to target the right spot.
3. Center of the eyelid:
A small dot of highlighter right in the center of your eyelid opens up the eyes, getting you one step closer to the illusive eight-hours-of-sleep-sparkle. Use powder, cream or liquid luminizer to target the area directly above the pupil and watch your eyes twinkle.
4. Center of the cupid’s bow:
Add just the tiniest amount of highlighter to the top of the V of your cupid’s bow to create the illusion of fuller lips. Apply it with your finger and use a soft touch. When the light catches that spot your pout will be looking especially kissable.
What other highlighter tricks have you picked up? Share them below!