Best Illuminators For Winter
Using makeup highlighters—sometimes called an illuminator or luminizer—can give dull, winter skin a radiant glow. Highlighters are shimmering particles that catch and reflect light, suspended in either either powder or liquid. And while applying a makeup highlighter adds only a few extra seconds to your routine, it can make a dramatic difference in your appearance. You will look well-rested and healthy.
Two of the most important things to consider when it comes to choosing a highlighter are texture and skin tone. You can use a liquid highlighter or one in a pressed powder format. If your skin has yellow undertones, choose a highlighter with pale gold. If your skin has pink undertones, choose a rosier shade. Champagne shades tend to look good on everyone.
There are three basic ways to use a liquid/cream highlighter. First, you can mix a few drops into your liquid foundation or tinted moisturizer for an overall glow. Second, mix highlighter with concealer to create a brightening undereye concealer. And finally—my preferred method—highlight the high points of the face only.
Places to apply your highlighter:
- Top of the cheekbones, in a small circle around the eye socket area
- 3/4 down the bridge of the nose
- Above the cupid's bow of your top lip
Here are some of my favorite makeup highlighters. Give these a try:
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