Eye Shadow As Highlighter

You know the look:  The glowy cheekbones blended perfectly that seem to pop off the page of the magazine.  It’s a beautiful and simple way to show off your cheekbones, and yet I find that many people are afraid to try it.  So, before you rush out the door or online to order a highlighter, let me share some tips for using eye shadow as your highlighter to see if you even like the way it looks on you.

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If you want to try using a highlighter, but you’re not yet ready to buy one, a shimmer eye shadow is a great alternative. And today, I’ll show you exactly how to do it quickly and easily.   Plus, you’ll get to meet my foster dog, Rupert!  (UPDATE:  Rupert has been adopted by a loving family in Minnesota.  I’m so happy for all of them!)

First, you need to understand where it is exactly that you are applying the highlight and why.  This chart below will help you determine which areas you’d like to highlight.  You may choose all of them or simply one or two.  It depends on what look you are going for.

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Next, you’ll need to choose the color of eye shadow you’d like to use.  Again, this comes down to a preference, so play around with it.  Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Use an iridescent shade in each of the highlight spots.
  • Use a light champagne or light, soft pink shimmer in each of the highlight spots.
  • For the forehead, nose, and chin, use a light, matte shade if you feel the shimmer is too much all over.

Apply the eye shadow as a highlighter with a fan brush.  This type of brush lightly dusts on powder foundations, setting powders, bronzers, and luminizers without altering your makeup underneath or applying too heavily.  So, it’s perfect for getting that glowy look.

Now that you’ve determined where to apply the eye shadow as highlighter, which shade(s) to use, and the tool to get the job done, you’re all set to give it a try!  Don’t complicate it.  This is a quick and simple way to add some extra pop to your regular makeup routine.  Have fun with it!

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