How To: 7 Ways to Apply and Use Highlighter



I’ve got 7 ways to apply highlighter!

I hope you are having a great start to 2017. I’m so excited to post my first 2017 YouTube video and I’m here to share 7 Ways to Apply and Use Highlighter on this post. You are welcomed to watch the video to see how you can apply and use highlighter but I’m going to break it down on this post for you if you don’t have time to watch the full video. ♥


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Here are the 7 Ways to Apply and Use Highlighter

Bonus. Spray Your Face with Setting Spray

Spraying your face with setting spray before applying a powder highlight will intensify the highlight and make the highlight appear brighter and more noticeable.

This step is optional but if you want your highlight to pop, don’t skip this step.

If you don’t want to spray your face or forget to do this step, take some of that highlight on your tool or brush, spritz some of the setting spray on your brush to dampen the brush. Apply directly to the area in which you want to highlight for a more intense highlighted look.

1. Cheeks

Take any tool you prefer to highlight with (I used the Crown Brush to highlight this area). Highlighting your cheeks will bring you cheeks forward while making your cheek bones look fuller.

Using light strokes, apply the highlighter where light will naturally hit your cheeks. You can apply product by sweeping your tool or brush diagonally up and down on your cheeks.

2. Nose

The nose area is quite a small area so use a smaller brush or tool (I used a tiny fluffy brush from Cozzette) to highlight this area. Highlighting your nose will make your nose appear taller and more narrow depending on the placement of the highlighter.

With a light hand, highlight the bridge of your nose by pulling the brush vertically just a little lower than your brow on your nose and pull the product down to the tip of your nose. Think of it like creating a lower case L on your nose.

3. Tear Ducts

Using the same brush or tool you used to highlight your nose, highlight your inner tear ducts. Highlighting your tear ducts will make your eyes appear brighter and more awake.

Also with a light hand, apply the highlighter in small circular motions focusing only on your tear ducts.

4. Cupid’s Bow

Take a fan brush or any tool of your choice and highlight your cupid’s bow. Applying highlighter to your cupid’s bow will make your lips appear bigger and more voluminous.

When applying highlight to the cupid’s bow, use horizontal sweeping motions back and forth to ensure that your lips are highlighted. If highlighting your cupid’s bow is too much for you, sweep your brush or tool up to your philtrum (the groove in the middle are of your upper lip). Doing this will still make your lips looks fuller and poutier.

5. Brow Bone

You can use any tool of your choice when highlighting your brow bone (I am still using the Cozzette brush). Applying highlighter to your brow bone will give your brows an instant lift.

Apply the highlighter right under your brow and onto the brow bone right above your crease. Not only will this instantly define your brows but like I mentioned earlier, it will give your brows an instant lift.

6. Forehead

For highlighting this area, use any tool you’re comfortable highlighting your forehead with. I used the same small brush from Cozzette to keep a focus on the area on my forehead because I didn’t want to overdo it.

Apply highlight to the outer parts of your forehead and right above your brow. Doing this will give your forehead a glow and in my case, more dimension because of the flatness of my face. Haha.

7. Chin

Highlight this area using any tool you’re comfortable with. Highlighting your chin will being your chin forward while making it appear more prominent.

Apply highlighter using small strokes where light naturally hits your chin.


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2 Responses
  • Erin
    November 4, 2017

    This post was very informative. I never thought about using highlighter on my forehead. Imma try that now!

    • Brigette
      November 4, 2017

      Yay! I am so happy that you found this post helpful. Please tag me if you decide to post a look of your highlight. I can’t wait to see it. xo

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