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Here Are 5 Ways You Can Use Your Highlighter While Doing Makeup

Makeup highlighters are so versatile. From giving your lips a glossy effect to adding an instant lift to your eyes, they can be used in different ways.
Published -17 Jan 2021, 10:00 ISTUpdated -16 Jan 2021, 22:36 IST
tips to use highlighter

Your makeup kit is indeed incomplete if it doesn't have a highlighter. Highlighters have become essential these days. Be it creamy, powdered, or liquid highlighters, we have tried them all and can't think of rounding off our makeup without this one product. 

Using a highlighter instantly lifts up our face, enhances the key areas on our face, and gives a beautiful shine. Most of us use it on our nose, cupid's bow, and cheekbones. However, a highlighter is a versatile product. It can be used in different ways while you are doing your makeup. Read on to know how you can make most of this product while doing your makeup. 

For That Glossy Base

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For night events, you especially want your makeup base to have a hint of gloss so that it shines well. Adding a pump of liquid highlighter or a pinch of powdered highlighter can instantly give that beautiful gloss to your base. On days you don't want to go for a heavy base and just want to have a natural, subtle glow, adding some highlighter to your moisturiser can also work well for you.

As An Eyeshadow

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If you don't wish to experiment with the colour palette and just do a regular, glossy eyeshadow then using your highlighter can do the trick. Simply swipe your eyeshadow brush in the highlighter palette and use it on your eyelids. This works best for those who don't want to go for any colourful looks and keep their makeup very minimal. You can also use some liquid highlighter on your eyelids using your finger and dab it with a beauty blender. 

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Lip Gloss

Do you want your lips to have a glossy finish but out of your lip gloss? For that extra shine, all you need to do is apply your regular lipstick shade and then dab some liquid highlighter. To prevent it from bleeding, you can use a liquid brush. If you don't want to go OTT, you can just use some highlighter at the center of your lips. This hack also makes your lips look bigger.

For Lifting Up Your Face

highlighter for face

There are days when you haven't slept well and your face starts to look dull. An easy hack is to use some highlighter in the inner corner of your eyes. This trick helps in lifting up your face instantly. Using some highlighter on your brow bone also helps in making your face look more awake and defined. 

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Highlight Shoulders And Collarbones

If you are heading for a night party, you can use your highlighter on your collarbones and shoulders. Use a fluffy brush to add some shine to these areas. You can also use a highlighter on your legs to bring attention to that area. This hack also gives an illusion of longer legs. 

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The role of a highlighter is not just to accentuate your cheekbones, there is so much more you can do with this one makeup product. If you don't own a highlighter already, you should get one for yourself. You can choose among liquid, stick, creamy, or powder highlighters depending on your skin type, budget, and usage. 

Which is your favourite highlighter? Share with us! For more such stories, stay tuned!


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