Friday, February 4, 2022

7 Different Highlighters.

 I love that highlighters give your skin that glistening look.  The one where you want your skin to look sun kissed even in the middle of winter. When you go shopping for a highlighter, you'll have a choice of seven different types and its best to know the different types. 

The first type is a strobing cream which provides the "lit from within" glow.  It is designed to give flat, dull skin a boost so it looks radiant once more. It is applied with a finger or a brush. This product is placed anywhere on the face but on the tip of the nose, a bit on the fore head, or cheeks.  This can also be used as a primer but no matter how it is used, warm the cream up a bit with your body heat so it goes on smoother.  Be care when applying on top of oil free foundation because the cream can cause it to break down.

Next is a novelty highlighter one could use for special occasions.  A novelty highlighter is one whose colors are focused on a theme such as pizza, or a rainbow.  They come in bright colors that are only worn on special occasions rather than everyday but be careful of this type as the colors may overpower you.

Then there is the gel highlighter which wobbles and provide a pigmented layer of radiance and glow that can be layered on the skin. This type of highlighter is used more often by professionals but can be used on any type of skin. Since it is a gel, it can be mixed in with a foundation, under the foundation, or can even be worn as eye shadow.  

If you aren't used to using highlighter, check out the stick highlighter.  A stick highlighter looks like a crayon stick that is used to apply highlighter to the high points of the face. It has paraffin or beeswax to keep it stiff. It is a good one to choose if you are new to using this product. 

On the other hand, if you like a variety of shades, look for the brick highlighter. A brick highlighter comes with sections of different tones that can be applied separately or mixed together for a custom look. This highlighter also allows you to experiment with different shades so you know which provides the best look in various situations. 

The powdered form of highlighter should be in everyone's makeup case. In addition, it is the most common highlighter and the easiest to apply. It looks like pressed powder in a pan similar to compact powder but it is shiny. It is applied with a brush and is one of the final items applied in your makeup routine. It is the one comparable with most types of skin.  

Finally, one can use liquid highlighter that is highly pigmented and must be blended swiftly so it looks amazing. Liquid highlighters are great for normal to dry skin and can be applied directly to the face, mixed with foundation, or applied on top of foundation. A subtype of the liquid highlighter is the spray-on highlighter which sprays on the highlighter as an illuminating setting spray.  It smooths the skin and can be used to finish the look.

So now you have an idea of the different types of highlighters to choose from.  Let me know what you think, I'd love to hear.  Have a great day.

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