Alanna Martine Kilkeary Sep 28, 2017

We’ll be the first to admit it: Highlighting your face has been so overdone in the past couple of years. We’ve seen the same contour routine over and over again, and we think it’s about time to explore some newer, mod and makeup-forward ways to add some glimmer and glow. Below, we’ve rounded up four ways to highlight your face that you’ve never thought of before – and we challenge you to try them out and break all the contour norms.


Under Your Eyes

Instead of keeping your highlighter on the outward temples of your cheeks, try mixing up this look by moving the shimmer toward the center and lower outer corner underneath your eye. This will not only make you appear more awake on application, you’ll also look bolder and brighter throughout the day. We recommend taking a little dot of Lancôme Le Metallique Metal Shadow in 03 on your fourth finger and patting it gently around this area – remember, less is more.


Center of Your Eyelids

Highlighting your brow bone and inner corner of your eyes has been a makeup staple for years, but adding a little glimmer to the center of your eyelid on top of your shadow brings this classic look into the upcoming 2020s and beyond. Pat a little liquid metal shadow (we love Catrice Liquid Metal Longlasting Cream Shadow for this) onto the center of your eye to glam up a natural eye look and give it a little futuristic twang.


Tip of Your Nose

The very tip of your nose is a place we often forget to highlight, but we love to add shimmer to this spot with a fan brush. Grab a little of the Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder For Face and Body and pop it onto the tip of your nose for dimension.


Center of Your Lips

Highlighting the center of your lips is another way to change your contour game, and all you need is a sweet matte lip color and a little glimmer. Apply a liquid matte lipstick of your choice and add a little YSL Full Metal Shadow to the center of your lips – and voila, you’ve changed your contour game for good.
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About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.

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