I don’t know about you, but I’m sick of seeing beautiful girls walking around with a frosted look on their cheeks. It totally creeps me out. How does this even happen? Either too much highlighter, or one that doesn’t work well on your skin. I really like liquid highlighters because I find them to be more natural. They’re also multi-use, which I always love (makeup is expensive! Plus, how can you ever get through a whole bottle of this just dabbing it on your cheekbones?) Let’s look at the four ways you can use liquid highlighters to appear as if little baby angels came down from heaven and kissed your cheekbones.
Here wearing Buxom’s Divine Goddess Luminizer on my cheekbones
Primer. None of these will do anything to prolong the wear of your makeup. However, one of the most natural ways to give yourself a glow is to wear a luminizer under your foundation. Then, it actually looks like you’re glowing from within. It’s beautiful.
Mixed in With Foundation. If your skin is looking dull or lackluster, mixing some highlighter in with your foundation will give you a natural, dewy look. Also, you don’t have to worry about your face being unblended, because you’ve already blended it together beforehand. Score! A little goes a long way, too, by the way.
Highlighter. Duh. Rub this stuff between your fingers to get it nice and warm, then dab some on your cheekbones. I like to go back with ELF’s Small Stipple brush just to make sure it’s completely blended.
Eyeshadow. Who needs a $38 Giorgio Armani Eye Tint when you already have one of these? For day time looks this stuff is great to brighten up your eyelids. Some wear under shadows better than others, but for a quick all over lid sort of thing, liquid highlighter is perfect.
Here are some of my favorites:
Josie Maran Argan Englightenment Illuminizer, $26 – What I have swatched here must have been very recently discontinued and replaced with the product linked. Since it’s so new I have no idea if they work similarly, but the ingredients are pretty much the same.
Chanel Tan De Soleil, $48
Thanks to my recent obsession with these, I haven’t even used powder highlighter in months. I recently purchased the travel size of Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone during Ulta’s 10% off sale so fingers crossed! Let me know if I missed any great liquid highlighters in the comments and thank you for reading!
All The Best,