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Applying Highlighter for a Gorgeous Facial Glow

The craze of applying highlighter for a gorgeous facial glow is catching like wildfire. This makeup trend improves the ultimate natural facelift by enhancing the regions of the face that require more attention. Besides, applying highlighter is easier than the majority of other makeup products. It does not matter if you have high cheekbones or not, a highlighter will illuminate certain areas of your face and help you attain a radiant look. Further, a well-applied highlighter can spontaneously open up the look of your eyes and create facial symmetry. Knowing where to start with this makeup can be a daunting task. As such, below we have provided all the details on how and where you can apply the highlighter to enhance your facial glow.

How to Apply Liquid Highlighter

Liquid highlighters deliver beautiful facial glows and many popular beauty vloggers and makeup artists consider them a necessity to their overall makeup look. To achieve the perfect look, follow these steps below:

Step 1: Apply Foundation

Conceal any imperfections and using a foundation shade that matches your skin tone. Put some foundation onto your nose, cheeks, chin and forehead and then blend it out towards your hairline and down.

Step 2: Contour Your Face and Add Blush

Do facial mapping by outlining the temples with the darker foundation stick. If you have a larger forehead, apply it to the hairline to reduce it. Additionally, to bring out your cheekbones, locate the hollow section by placing your fingers on the sides of your face, and where you feel them underneath the bones, just contour above it. With the nose, you can go a little bit narrower at the tip in circular motions using a beauty blender. However, for squeezed regions such as sides of the nose, fold the beauty blender and squeeze it into your hands. Afterward, apply lighter foundation stick underneath your eyes, on the bridge of the nose and in the central part of your forehead. Moreover, you can add cream blush onto your cheeks and blend the color in. Start from the center of your cheeks and go back toward your ears.

Step 3: Highlight

Use your favorite cream or liquid highlighter, and dot it above your cheekbones, on the inner corner of your eyes, down the bridge of your nose, and above your cupid’s bow. Blend it out with a fingertip for a unified glow.

Step 4: Set with a Spray

Seal your look with a setting spray to enhance the life of your look.

Steps on How to Apply Powder Highlighter Makeup

Follow the steps below if you are using a powder highlighter.

Step 1: Prime

Smooth the primer over your skin to form the base of your foundation and other makeup products.

Step 2: Apply Foundation

Apply foundation with a radiant finish to create a shimmering makeup look.

Step 3: Set with Powder

Lock in the foundation by dusting the entire face with a translucent loose powder using a fluffy brush.

Step 4: Add Blush and Bronzer

Add a bronzer around the edges of your face then add blush onto the apples of your cheeks for a natural-looking level.

Step 5: Highlight

Choose your favorite powder highlighter and pick the product with your fluffy makeup brush. Dust it onto the high points of your face.

Places on Your Face to Apply Highlighter Makeup

Now that you know how to highlight your face using liquid and powder highlighter, let us now mention the places on your face you can highlight.

Center of Your Forehead

Apply highlighter at the center of your forehead to create a more contoured face, especially when you have some bronzer on your temples.

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Above the Arch of Your Eyebrows

Highlight above the arch or your eyebrows to define the shape of your brows and accentuate your eyes.

Below the Arch of Your Eyebrows

Define your eyebrows more by highlighting below the arch of your eyebrows.

Bridge of Your Nose or the Tip

Add more emphasis on the bridge of your nose or the tip and have it look thinner.


A highlighter adds beauty to your cheekbones. Additionally, it creates a more defined and contoured facial structure.

Above Your Cupid’s bow

Draw the attention to your lips using a highlighter.

Center of Your Chin

Brighten the center of your chin and achieve a sculpted facial structure.

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