Plus Video Tutorial
In the land of beauty, Highlighting goes hand in hand with Contouring, they work beautifully as a team because each technique produces the opposite affect. To see our post on Easy Contouring For Mature Skin, click HERE.
Highlighting attracts light, illuminates and creates the illusion of a youthful healthy glow. Consider it the yin to your Contouring yang.
For those of us with mature skin, choosing products that minimize instead of drawing attention to our lines is one of the most crucial steps in the process.
We’ve done the research for you and have rounded up the best products that work for instead of against our skin. But first, a short Highlighting video tutorial.
My skin is prepped and I’ve already applied my foundation. Now it’s time to highlight.
STEP 1 CONCEALER
One of the things I LOVE about highlighting is that we are making our concealer work double time, first creating a highlighting base, while covering our dark spots and circles. Two for your money!
Tip: Choose a concealer one to two shades lighter than your foundation color.
a. Using a concealer brush, apply concealer under eyes, extending outward to outer brow line with dabbing motions.
b. Now come down along the nose.
c. Making a downward arrow, with more concealer, connect the nose area and the outer brow under eye area down, creating a triangle with the tip in the center off your cheekbone.
T Zone: Starting at the bridge of your nose, apply highlighter upward, just above the brow line. Now complete your T by adding highlighter horizontally from the center of your brows.
Cupid’s Bow: Turn the brush vertically and apply a thin line along each Cupid’s bow.
Chin: Add a dab of concealer to the center of your Chiny chin chin.
Concealer ~ Loreal True Match Concealer in Fair Light
Concealer Brush ~ Sigma Concealer Brush
STEP 2 BLEND
Using one of the most genius beauty products on the planet, gently blend concealer with the BeautyBlender Sponge until all concealer lines have been blended and smoothed away.
BeautyBlender Sponge ~ BeautyBlender Sponge
STEP 3 BLEND AGAIN
Using a short bristled brush, go over all concealer areas using circular motions.
Blending Brush ~ Stippling Brush
STEP 4 BRIGHTENING POWDER
And now for mature skin’s secret weapon, the utterly amazing brightening powder specifically designed, wait for it, NOT TO CREASE!!! Take that, fine lines and wrinkles!
This gorgeous light, fluffy powder has the perfect amount of illuminating power to provide us with a mega watt highlighter, without the worry.
Using my favorite combo cheek and concealer brush by Lancome, I’ll dab highlighting powder on the areas we concealed and blended.
Brightening Powder ~ Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
Powder Brush ~ Lancome Dual End Cheek Concealer Brush
STEP 5 BLEND
By now, you’re probably getting the picture on how important it is to blend as we go, to create a flawless finish. Use a big, fat, soft powder brush and sweep over our highlighted areas. You can also sweep it all over the face, it feels lovely and helps to blend away any spots we might have missed.
Buffing Brush ~ Ulta Buffing Brush
STEP 6 BLUSH
Let’s apply blush to complete our look. Start at the apples of your cheeks and blend outward to your hairline using a soft and fabulous Kabuki brush.
Tip: To get an extra dose of blush on the cheek apples, give your brush a little turn. So easy!
Kabuki Brush ~ Kabuki Brush
STEP 7 BLEND
For our final step, you guessed it, we’re blending again. Going back to our short bristled brush (step 3) blend blush using circular motions into the hairline.
Now go over the entire face, again with circular motions and same brush, to blend our highlighting, blush and contouring (Contouring tutorial HERE).
Blending Brush ~ Stippling Brush
And just like that (insert snap) you’ve mastered the art of Highlighting AND Contouring, just like a pro.
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