Our goal is teach you how to strobe, highlight and contour with the best of them, without devoting the 10,000 hours required for mastery. With that in mind, we developed this new batch of dewy skin tricks. That's right—five fresh highlighting hacks to keep your face beaming all day long. What are you waiting for? Get glowing!
1. Mix Liquid Highlighter with Your Liquid Foundation
We’ll bet you didn’t see this one coming, right? You can make a quick, natural highlighter using your go-to facial oil and a makeup sponge:
Step 1: Swipe concealer along the areas you would normally highlight—cheekbones, nose, brow bone, Cupid’s bow—but hold off on blending for just a moment.
Step 2: Next, apply a few drops of your favorite facial oil to a makeup sponge, and use the saturated sponge to blend in the concealer from step 1 above. This will give your highlighted area a subtle, dewy finish.
After applying blush as you normally would, layer a highlighter product to your cheeks, covering the entire area including the apples. Then take a moment to gaze at the cherub staring back at you!
5. Reverse Contouring
Standard contouring may be old hat by now, but why not turn this classic makeup application technique on its head with the reverse contour? Try swiping a thin strip of highlighter along the jawline and blend out. What the heck does this do, you ask? It accentuates and highlights the contoured hollows of your cheeks, of course!
Do you like what you see here? Tell us which of these highlighter hacks you plan to try first!