Make-up mavens all around the world have been obsessing about ‘highlighting’ as of late, as if the beauty technique hasn’t been around for years already. So why all the fuss? Well, firstly, illumination has been an underpinning theme for 2017 fashion and beauty trends – it’s all about glowing, dewy skin that stands out. Secondly, Youtubers and beauty gurus have been creating all sorts of viral cosmetic challenges, such as the full-face highlighter challenge, which added fuel to renewal of trend.
We’ve seen everything from strobing to holographic and rainbow make-up take over social media and cause a massive uprising. A few die-hard make-up enthusiasts have even gone as far as covering their entire bodies in all kinds of shimmery products, just to achieve that blinding glow that everyone’s been raving about.
The trick to optimal highlighting, however, is to only shed light upon certain areas of your face, based on your face shape and unique facial features. Highlighting helps to emphasis the facial areas that naturally receive maximum light. This technique looks great when done with contouring (adding shadows to the face for definition).
We decided to give you a few tips on how to get to highlight heaven and enhance your natural beauty. These tips are simple and should help you illuminate your best facial features – whether you’re going for a subtle glow or an eye-catching, glamorous look.
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