Someone once described the perfect highlighter beauty as “beautifully glazed donut”. That’s pretty much right. The point of highlighter is to apply it to places light naturally hits your face, giving you a radiant, lit-from-within, “I slept 10 hours and drank eight glasses of water before going to yoga this morning” glow.
And yes, it’s ridiculously easy and quick. There’s no need to be intimidated by it. We had our friends at Blushington break down the application process step-by-step, so you can follow along at your own speed. In case you’re a written-instructions woman, we wrote it all down for you too.
- After you have your foundation applied, you dab some on your brow bone to make your eyes pop. You can just use your finger.
- If you really want to go big with your beauty look, dab it in the shape of a C around your eyes. This makes your cheekbones catch the light whenever you turn.
- Finally, a dab along the bridge of your nose will give you a glow and pull the whole look together.
We also included a collection of our favorite highlighters. For those of you who are into natural beauty these days, RMS Beauty’s Illuminizer is completely green, subtle and a celeb favorite. Legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath’s highlighter + balm trio is a dream. Glossier’s Haloscope is the perfect highlighter for beginners, and has a hydrating core to keep skin looking fresh and plump. And that’s just a few. Shop away!