How to use liquid highlighter

How to use liquid highlighter !

In the makeup world, foundation and bronzer have always gotten most of the glory. They’re go-to staples that people turn to for coverage and color.

However, today we want to talk about highlighter which has been stealing the spotlight lately.

How to choose the best highlighter for your skin:

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Fair Skin Tones

If you have pale to light skin, you should opt for highlighters with a pearlescent, icy-silver or champagne sheen. The light pigment adds just enough radiance to your complexion.

You also want to avoid going with shades that are too warm or contain dark red undertones, and opt for shades that have a little bit more of a light, pinky-peach finish.

For fair skin tones, we absolutely love the Urban Decay Sin Afterglow Palette because it’s an easy way to play with color and highlight, all while accentuating your complexion.

Medium and Olive Skin Tones

To keep your complexion from looking too frosty, warmer skin tones pair well with highlighters that have gold-bronze or iridescent undertones.

The hint of color is just enough to give you that sun-kissed glow or a double-take worthy highlight as you please.

A daily go-to for olive skin are Mehron Highlight-Pro 3 Color Palettes, which provide a bunch of shades to use daily for a bronzed finish — or occasionally if rainbow is also your style.

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Deep Skin Tones

Rich variations of rose gold or bronze work wonders on darker complexions. Just be sure to look for options that pack a ton of pigment and steer clear of frosty, opalescent shades, as they can cause the skin to appear dull instead of

We are absolutely enamored with the Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighter in Molten Gold for this.

How to Apply liquid highlighter?

When using a liquid highlighter, make sure you use a blending sponge or finger to work it into your skin.

After applying foundation — before you reach for concealer — dot the liquid along the areas of the face that are naturally hit by the sun (the top of cheekbones, bridge of nose, brow bone, Cupid’s bow, etc.).

Make sure to not go overboard and apply thick streaks of the formula, as it will look too drastic. The key is for the liquid to blend into skin naturally and subtly.

Powder Highlighter

When using a powder-based illuminator, use either a medium-sized fluffy powder brush or an angled powder brush for application.

After applying foundation, dust highlighter on the cheeks, chin, nose and top of forehead.

Because the application is less localized than that of liquid highlighter, the result is more of an all-over dewy glow, as opposed to acontoured one.

You can also swipe a little along the top of the brows to accentuate their shape!

Mixing Liquid and Powder Highlighter

This is a practice for the more maximalist makeup guru out there, but minimalist beauty lovers, hear us out.

Start by applying a liquid illuminator or drops — our current favorite certainly has to be the Lancôme Teint Idole Custom Highlighting Drops in Rose Glow — to your cheekbones, down your nose and on your cupids bow.

One to two drops is all you’ll need for this, and blend it out with your fingers or use a stippling brush.

Next, lightly apply the center shades of Lancôme Bronze & Glow Palette in It’s Time To Glow overtop with a fan brush for the silkiest, sparkliest and softest touch.

Your highlight will be officially blinding and beautiful, garnering double takes from far and wide.

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10 of the best liquid highlighters

1. Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops

2. Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Glow Shot

3. Lancôme Teint Idole Custom Drops Liquid Highlighter

4. Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand

5. Sleek MakeUP Highlighting Elixir

6. Laura Geller Dewdreamer Illuminating Drops

7. Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting

8. Barry M Liquid Chrome Highlighter

9. NARS Cosmetics Illuminator

10. NYX Professional Makeup Away We Glow Liquid Booster

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