A guide to using cream and powder eco highlighter
Getting to grips with using eco friendly and plastic free cream and powder highlighters to give you a gorgeous glow.
Highlighter is a great way to draw attention to your favourite features and to give your skin a healthy sheen. When applied correctly on your cheekbones, brow, and nose it can help to give your face a sculpted appearance. Most commonly found in cream and powder format, it is one of the finishing touches to your look and this is how to use them!
First of all you need to create your base makeup look which should include primer, foundation, concealer, blusher and eyeshadow. Once that is complete and you have added a light dusting of finishing powder, you can add your powder highlighter. Take a large, flat brush with soft bristles and lightly brush it across the compact. Gently blow on the bristles or tap the end of the brush to remove any loose particles and apply it, via the brush to your cheekbones. You want to aim for the areas that the light usually catches such as the temples, the tip of your nose, the centre of your forehead, and your cupid’s bow. Be sure not to over do it, at the risk of looking super-shiny, and be sure to gently blend into the skin surrounding the are you have chosen to highlight.
If you are using liquid foundations and minimal setting or finishing powder then cream highlighter can be a great option for a glow. You can choose to apply it with either clean fingers or a soft brush. If using a brush, carefully load the brush with some of the cream and softly dab it under your brow bone, the apples of your cheeks, cupid’s bow, and corner of the eye. If using your fingers, dab and blend using small circular motions, being sure to distribute it evenly onto the skin. You can build up more layers or keep it simple, depending on the look you are going for.