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Do’s, don’ts and how to’s of highlighter

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Eye Makeup Trends

Do’s, don’ts and how to’s of highlighter

Do’s, don’ts and how to’s of highlighter

Strobing, highlighting, bathing in the dust of a thousand angelic fairies - call it what you want, this bright and dewy makeup trend has taken over the beauty world. But there are a handful of highlighter mistakes you may be making that could be the reason you think this trend isn't working for you.

A great highlight is made to look dewy, not oily. It grabs attention, instead of spotlighting something you'd rather hide, like a scar or an uneven skin texture. But if you're having trouble achieving a perfect sparkling highlight that looks great on you, you may be making some serious highlighter mistakes.

Below are some common strobing snafus and how to avoid them.

Choose a shade that matches your skin tone

There is a possibility you may be using a highlighter shade that is too light for your skin. There are all kinds of highlighter shades on the market, some with peachy, pinky, bronze or white undertones. If you are pale-skinned pinks will look gorgeous on you. If you are medium, peachy highlighters are perfect and if you have dark skin, you should rock peach to bronze highlights. As long as the powder or cream is two to three shades lighter than your foundation, you are good to go.

Don’t highlight everything

You tried the highlight trend, only to find every pore of your face visible? You may be highlighting in the wrong area. If you love the highlighted look, but often get an uneven texture on the tops of your cheeks, you have to skip highlighting in that area. Instead, highlight your cupid's bow, nose, chin, and above the brow bone. If there's a particular area you have trouble in (let's say, you hate the bridge of your nose) then definitely skip highlighting that area. Just because you can, doesn't mean you have to. Find the highlight area that looks best on you and forget the rest!

Use the right tools

If you’re looking for a perfect highlight on your face using the right tool at the right place does the trick. For anything other than liquid, you'll need a tool to work the product into your skin. For powders, pick up a LargeFan Brush (PF10) for diffused and blended application on cheeks and your collar bone. The small fan brush (PF09) helps in controlled application as it has fewer hair and has a perfectly fanned out head that places the right amount of product on the bridge of the nose, centre of the forehead and cupid’s bow. For the inner corner of your eyes and your brow bone, you need a brush with a finer head. The Smudging Smokey Liner Brush (PE29) has a soft point tip that’s perfect for highlighting the inner corners and brow bones.

On the other hand if you’re gravitating towards cream or liquid highlighters, a beauty sponge is your best bet. Choose Proarte’s Strobe & Blend to beautifully blend in cream and liquid formulations onto your cheekbones and other highlight areas.