Achieve an Instant, Gorgeous Summer Glow
If radiant, glowing skin is what you’re after this summer, look no further! Everyone needs a little dewy skin in their lives, and the summertime is the best time to experiment with highlighters to accentuate your features. A highlighter is widely utilized in makeup to give your skin that natural, dewy, glow and it best when applied to the cheekbones, under the brow, and in the cupid’s bow right above the lips to accentuate all the main areas. You can also use it on the neck and collarbone area to enhance your skin if you’re wearing a strapless dress or need a little more shimmer on the body. Here are my top picks for highlighters that will keep your skin glowing, your cash flow comfortable, and a smile on your face!
1. Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator
This gorgeous illuminator applies to the skin easily like a powder and adheres like a cream for long wear. When using cream to powder type products, the best practice is to start by applying lightly to ensure they layer properly on the skin. This is ideal for someone who needs a little more control over their highlighter when putting it on. Use with a blush brush and apply to the apples of the cheeks for just the right amount of glow.
2. L’Oreal True Match Lumi Glow Illuminator
Choose from 3 shades in this liquid illuminator for whatever suits your skin tone best. If you have fair skin, the lightest option will do as it won’t be too dramatic in tone. Medium and darker skin types can use the two other colors. A light liquid with just the right amount of shimmer will go on smooth, and you can highlight any area of the face and body with it. Want a subtle shimmer? Mix in with your foundation to add a soft touch of highlight, or your body lotion to add a sheen to your legs and arms.
Makeup Artist Tip: If you want to add color to your body (especially your legs and arms) and you want it to stay, try using self-tanning oils that slowly develop a natural tone over time. While self-tanner is way safer than the sun, sometimes gradually increasing the color by using oil, versus using a more powerful product is ideal when wanting to look natural. Using these products during the summer when the weather is warmer, and you’re flaunting your arms and legs more in dresses, and shorts. Tinted oils are ideal, as you can see where the color is going and make sure nothing gets too streaky, and they hydrate your skin too!
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3. Flower Glisten Up! Highlighter Chubby Stick
A twist-up creamy highlighter stick that gives you the ultimate control in application, you can choose where you want it, and it will stay put. While this highlighter also comes in three shades, the most popular tone is bronze due to the fact it looks the most natural on a variety of skin tones. Apply on eyes for a light cream shadow or as a base for powder shadow, cheeks for a soft highlight, and on lips as a base for gloss or right above the cupid’s bow.
4. Benefit Watt’s Up Highlighter
Benefit Watt’s Up soft focus highlighter for the face is a cream twist-up stick with a diffusing sponge on the opposite end, making it easy to clean up any mistakes you might make. Sometimes with highlighting we can tend to overdo it, the sponge tip ensures that you can blend your highlighter in a way that won’t ruin the rest of your makeup. If the stick is a bit wide to fit on areas like your eyes, simply put some on your finger and apply.
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