Where to apply highlighter | the 7 secrets
Many of us will know to put highlighter on our cheekbones, but did you know there are in fact seven areas of your face that would benefit from a touch of highlighter. Yes, really, seven areas! So if you’re ready to achieve that perfectly healthy & glowy highlighted look keep reading, cos we’ve lined them all up for you.
1. Your cheekbones
Unsurprisingly, highlighter on your cheekbones is first in the list. By highlighting your cheekbones you’re framing your face and giving the illusion of high cheekbones and a more angled facial shape. Our Magic Highlighter makeup beautifully captures the light and is the ideal highlighter for your cheekbones because you can simply brush it on for an instantly brighter complexion.
2. Your cupid’s bow
The cupid’s bow is a much smaller area of your face, but by applying highlighter makeup to this area you can instantly impact your appearance. The cupid’s bow is the little dip in the centre of your top lip, and by adding a drop of liquid highlighter or brushing on a little Magical highlighter, you instantly draw the attention to your lips and create the illusion of fuller lips.
3. The arch under your eyebrows
A swipe of highlighter on the arch under your eyebrows goes a really long way to lifting your eyes and giving the appearance of a brighter and more fresh-faced visage.
4. The arch above your eyebrows
While you’re applying highlighter makeup to the arch under your eyebrows, don’t forget to add a touch to the arch above your eyebrows as well. This will really accentuate your eyebrows, and accentuated eyebrows in turn help accentuate your eyes. So it’s a definite win-win.
5. The inner corner of the eye
If you’re going for a minimal makeup look but would still like to highlight your eyes then smudging a little powder highlighter like our Magic highlighter in the inner corners of your eye is the way to go.
6. The bridge of your nose
When applying highlighter it’s important to think of all the areas of the face that ‘stick out’ because they're more likely to catch the light, and nothing sticks out more than your nose. Create the appearance of a long slim face by highlighting the bridge of your nose with a couple of drops of Drops of Glow, thereby drawing an invisible line from your cupid’s bow up to the top of your face, elongating and drawing attention to the centre of your face.
7. The centre of your chin
Continue that invisible line from the bridge of your nose to your cupid’s bow and finish by putting a touch of highlighter on the centre of your chin. It may seem like overkill but trust us, it’ll create a defined and streamlined look!