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Highlighters 101

I, for one, cannot live without a highlighter. They add such a beautiful glow to the face. But like all things, it is all about using them correctly on the right places. If overdone, there are chances you are going to end up looking like a metallic disco ball or even worse, super greasy. 

So, here is a very quick guide to introduce you into the world of highlighters. 

There are two types of highlighters commonly available.
Powder Highlighters
Powder highlighters are best for combination to oily skin. They won't make you look greasy yet add that sheen to your features.

Cream/Liquid Highlighter
These highlighters give the most natural of finish, feeling like a part of you, they are most suited for dry to normal skin.

Pink-toned highlighters are best suited for cool undertones. While gold undertones go best with warm skin tones. Here is a breakdown of best highlighters according to finish and undertone. This list is not definite. There are some highlighters like theBalm Mary Lou Manizer, NARS Albatross and Benefit High Beam that can suit multiple skin tones.

Where To Apply Highlighter
Highlighter brushes should feel soft and light on the skin. It is best that they have a tapered edge so that they can deposit product right where you want them to. Personally, I like small, fluffy brushes to apply powder highlighters and the tip of my fingers for the cream/liquid ones. Also if you have a tendency to over do highlighters, fan brushes are a very good option. Some of my favourite highlighter brushes include:
MAC 165 Tapered Cheek and Highlighter Brush
Sigma F35 Tapered Highlighter Brush
Real Techniques Setting Brush

Trust me, once the highlighters get to you, you are addicted. Remember, just do them right! And also don't forget to have a peep into My Highlighters Collection.

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