Shine Bright Like a Diamond

Highlighter is one of my all time favorite makeup products, since it became a must have in every girls makeup bag. The purpose of wearing highlighter is to draw light to a specific area of the face. Highlighting is a big part of contouring, when you highlight you also have to contour in order to create shadows that will make the area of the face you just highlighted look natural and more noticeable. During the last few years, highlighters have become a best seller. Before the highlighters sold where very limited and one dimensional. Now they come in a variety of formulas, bases, and undertones, some are made with shimmer or glitter. This is great because now with the new shades and tones that companies are selling, there’s a shade for every skin color out there. Highlighter can make your cheekbones look deeper, it can give your lips the illusion of having lip injections when applied on your cupids bow. It can also be used in your brow bone to frame your face and in the inner corners of your eyes to make your eyes appear bigger/awake. some people use it to mix it into their foundation to get an all over glow to their skin, which makes them look youthful.

It can be easy to eventually get highlighter happy and use too much. Then you’ll be going from looking flattering to looking like a oily, shiny piece of metal. wearing too much highlighter can cause you to look way to shiny, which is something that you definitely do not want. In addition, it can also bring light to areas of your face that you do not want to bring too much attention to, like large pores, dull/dry skin, hyperpigmentation, and many other skins problems. Lastly wearing too much highlighter can also cause your skin to break out by clogging your pores with dirt and impurities that come from the highlighter formula itself. Knowing this, people still choose to go over board with highlighting, but I can give you some tips on how to keep everything under control.

First, if you are one of those people that can get highlighter crazy, make sure to cleanse and exfoliate your face twice a day. This will help your skin stay clean and balanced while preventing your pores from being clogged. You can also try purchasing a makeup brush that is solely for highlighting. I recently just bought one and it helps control the amount of product you pick up, helping you control the amount that goes on your face. you can get high end brushes at beauty stores like Sephora and Ulta, but if you’re on a budget you can get brushes from your local drug store that work just as good. One brand in particular that I would recommend and that is also very affordable is “real techniques”. Their brushes are amazing and so affordable, it really is a great buy! COMMENT & SUBSCRIBE down below, let me know which brushes you guys use.

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