Even if you have don’t have a very good knowledge of applying highlighter and how exactly to add and blend it with other makeup components, you might just know that it gives your face a sparkly effect and glows specific parts of your face so that attention can be drawn to a certain focal points. However, applying a highlighter is not as easy as it may sound and requires appropriate techniques and thus there are 14 mistakes you didn’t know you’re making with highlighter. This is because it is very easy to ruin your entire makeups if you have not been careful enough with your highlighter application.
So we have compiled a list of 14 mistakes you didn’t know you’re making with highlighter.
- Making too much of layer
Make sure you don’t concentrate the whole product on one area and while leaving the rest.
- Using too much
Anything excessive is of course a no-no.
- Don’t focus on the wrong places
The ideal place to apply is you cheekbones, corner of eyes, nose tip as well as the cupid’s bow.
- Use an ideal shade
You should always pick the right shade as per your skin tone. Highlighter is indeed translucent but the shade has to be appropriate.
- Blend it well
It has to be blended enough to look seamless.
- Don’t put it all over
Don’t be enough tempted to apply it all over your face.
- Use right tools
Use the right brush for application.
- Be flexible
There may be a standard formula but you have to be open about your experimentation because you know your face well.
- Focus on cheeks and nose
These are the ideal highlighter spots!
- Be sure of the order!
Sequence is the key!
- Match with the right foundation
The base plays an important role.
- Don’t go super-shimmery
Be subtle with the overall makeup components.
- Be sure what lights you are going to
The amount of highlighter depends also on the lighting you are going to.
- Don’t be a trend follower
Don’t rely on the makeup trends because again you know your face better!