One really easy step that you can add to your daily makeup routine is a killer highlight. Highlight is meant to make those areas stand out. Giving a bit of an optical illusion. That's why every Hollywood makeup artist is crazy about it. On the red carpet and under all those bright flash bulbs and stage lights you need a little something to keep you standing out in the crowd. In comes the highlight and contour routine. This blog will give you the basics on highlight. Check back next week for contour tips and tricks.
There's a few different types of highlighting product. Here's a few of my favorites at the moment.
Cream- l'oreal this is great for dry skin types, and a more natural finish. It give those areas more glow rather than shimmer.
Powder-Mary Lou Manizer this can be used on top of all your other product. Use a flat blender brush on top of your cheek bone to give a dewy effect. This defiantly is more sparkly than a cream.
Stick-High Beam I use this as a highlight in my inner tear duct and sometimes on my cupids bow. This contains a little more shimmery glitter than a cream.
Follow the guidelines of these photos when applying cream highlight. upside down triangle under the eyes and between the brows. Down the center of your nose to your cupids bow. A triangle on the chin.
Blend with a fluffy cream foundation brush. It's your choice whether to add it before or after your foundation. Since I use airbrush foundation, I highlight and contour first.
Find your glow and add it into your routine.
Photography by Baby Rose Photography