A dewy highlighter is oftentimes the finishing touch of a makeup look, delicately placed upon the bridge of a nose or on the highest points of a cheekbone. Now, this product is being seen in a new light. Professional makeup artists and beauty influencers are embracing the highlighter in all of its glory – and it’s now being used as a multi-purpose product. If you are ready to channel your own glazed donut, here’s how to wield your favorite highlighter in ways you never expected.
Starting with some familiarity, a highlighter can be used to bring out the highest points of your face, namely the nose and the cheekbones. When it comes to choosing the right formula, it’s important to know your skin type. Oily skin types should consider a power highlighter applied with a fluffy brush. Whereas, normal to dry could benefit from a cream orliquid highlighter for a natural finish. This is your chance to shine bright like a diamond, so don’t be afraid to apply it with a heavier hand.
Highlighter can also be doubled as an eyeshadow topper. A sweep of your go-to formula will add beautiful luminescence to your eyelids. You can wear it on its own for a more minimal, natural look or accent with a cut crease and winged eyeliner. If you still find your look is lacking, top off with a little more on your brow bone and in the inner corners of your eye.
But that’s not all. To tie this high-wattage look altogether, you can apply a highlighter to your lips. Always start with a hydrating product to prep and prime this area for color. We found that Charlotte Tilbury’s Beauty Highlighter wand is the perfect multi-purpose formula. Pop a bit on the center of your lips and top with a lip gloss of your choosing. Before finishing, take your finger and apply a little more of that luminescent highlighter to your cupid’s bow to accentuate your lips further.
If the highlighter wasn’t your best friend, we imagine that it is now.