Mastering The Glow: Highlighter Hacks For A Radiant Makeup Look

Your makeup bag might already be filled with highlighters, primers, and even contouring palettes that promise a super-glowy complexion. But if you’ve found that getting the perfect glowing makeup look is still proving trickier than expected –– never fret. We’re here with some essential highlighter hacks to help you master a super radiant and healthy-looking skin.

A woman wearing highlighter on her cheeks

1. Invest in a Good Quality Highlighter

Having the right makeup tools is the most essential aspect of achieving the perfect glowing look. Start by investing in a high quality, finely milled highlighter that’s lightweight yet still gives good color payoff, and a good amount of shimmer and shine.

When shopping, look for good quality ingredients like vitamin E, organic oils, and minerals to help give your skin an extra push of hydration and nourishment. With a high quality product, you can be sure that your highlighter will last longer and blend better onto your skin.

2. Prepping is Key

Priming your skin before you apply your makeup is an important step to help prep your skin for the highlighter. Start by using a hydrating moisturizer to give your skin an extra layer of hydration, and then use a good quality primer to help keep your makeup in place and prevent your makeup from smudging or transferring.

If you’re wondering where to put your highlighter, you’ll want to apply it to the parts of your face that naturally catch the light. Applying a dab of highlighter on your cheekbones, on the bridge of your nose, and on the inner corners of your eyes will give you a naturally glowing look.

3. Layer Up for a Fuller Finish

Layering your highlighter is the best way to get an all-over glow that looks natural and effortless. Start by applying a sheer layer of the highlighter onto the desired areas of your face, and then layer it up by precisely patting a bit of the product over the area to give it an extra pop of shimmer. This layering technique is especially great for those who have drier skin, as it helps give you a softer, fuller finish.

4. Setting Mist is Your Best Friend

After you’ve achieved the perfect glowing look, it’s important to use a setting mist to help your makeup stay in place for longer. Setting mists help keep your makeup looking fresh and vibrant throughout the day while also providing your skin with some extra hydration. Whenever you’re using highlighters, you’ll want to use a setting mist to help prevent any creasing or smudging from occurring throughout the day.

We hope these tips will help get you on your way to mastering the perfect glowing look! Happy highlighting!