This summer is coming to an end, and as it wraps itself up, why not get your glow-on into fall. Thanks to God, highlighters can be worn all year round and not limited to summer, but it’s at its best during the summer season, Why?, because you have to sun to help you to accentuate those beautiful core points of the face and body.
There are different types of highlighters, you can choose between a liquid, balm, cream or powder. There are pros and cons to each, so consider the following: do you want an intense shimmer, or more of a subtle daytime glow? Liquid highlighters are packed with most pigment, go for Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops or the Iconic London Illumnator,these two will give you an out-of-this-world silky shine. The powder ones are good if you’re looking to fall somewhere in the middle (i.e not too shiny but subtle glow). We recommend the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter for a dewy subtle daytime highlight. NARS The Multiple is a cream formula and will give a natural glow that’s close to skin, almost like a glow from eating healthy and drinking your water well. TheBalm Mary Lou Manizer Luminizer Highlighter and Patrick Ta Major Glow – All Over Glow Balm are good examples of a balm formula that gives you the subtle sheen you need if you’re trying to keep it conservative.
Your highlighters should be applied to areas of your face and body you’d like to draw attention to, e.g top of your cheekboones, decollatage, brow bones and the middle of the nose, even around the high points of your fore-head e.tc. Highlighters can be used in various ways, you can add it to your foundation for a glowy, all over sheen look, the Huda Beauty N.Y.M.P.H is a go-to.
Choosing highlighters that go with your skintones is always recommended, for example choosing silver, pearl and pink tones are best for the fairer skin tones, the peach and champagne are excellent choice for medium skintones and finally the gold, bronze and copper are a great choice for a darker complexion.
Here are a few favourite choice of the best highlighters for summer’20:
By: Lola Joseph
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