Tips for Highlighting the Face

Highlighting your face is all about putting your best foot forward. Good highlights bring focus and precision to a look. Especially when designing makeup for film, stage, or television, highlights are an important part of focusing the overall aesthetic.

Here are just a few tips for using makeup highlights:

When using bronzer:

  1. When you put bronzer on, swipe it across the forehead, lightly across the two cheekbones and lightly across your chin, creating a triangle.
  2. If using a dark bronzer, lightly swipe it under your chin, giving the appearance of a shadow under the jaw and making your face look thinner.
  3. If not using bronzer, just use blush along the cheekbones, sucking in your cheeks to create an outline of the desired pattern.

Tips for lip and blush highlights:

  1. Lip liner accentuates your lips, making them look bigger and more appealing. If using lip liner, create a thin line with the lip liner pencil on the edge of your lips and avoid going too far afield onto your skin.
  2. To avoid getting lipstick on your teeth, stick your finger in your mouth, wrap your lips around it, and pull it straight out.

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