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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

where to apply highlighter?

how to apply highlighter

Soap and glory glow all out review swatch photo

Highlighter is just the one isn’t it? Giving the face a little light reflecting help in the summer is one of my favourite ways to cheat a shapely face and give you that model inner glow. Obviously we all know we should add highlighter on the tops of our cheeks but where else can you apply it?

I like to use it to natural emphasise where the sun naturally hits my face. Pop a bit of highlighter on your forehead, the sun natural hits that area and gives that inner glow. If you have oily skin try not to use a creamy product here,  your T-Zone is already prone to shine.

Follow up with a light sweep of the shimmery stuff highlighter underneath your brow arches to lift the face. It'll emphasise the shape and distract from any pesky stray hairs. To finish swipe down the nose and pop a little on both your cupids bow and chin to really bring out facial features.

My recommendations for highlighters to try? I love the Soap And Glory Glow all Out and Nars Albatross. But my personal favourite Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder - super finely milled pinky toned powder which gives the face that extra little summit summit.


  1. Such great tips, they sound like lovely highlighters too! x


  2. Love Nars 'albatross' lovely little review xx

  3. These are great tips..I love the way highlights look on the face. Some people can go a little overboard though aha! Very tempted to get my hands on the Soap & Glory one! :)

    Rachel xx

  4. Great tips, I always forget to wear highlighter!

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  5. I like to wear highlighter on my cheek and brow bone, I've never tried putting it anywhere else!

    I love Soap and Glory 'Glow All Out' at the moment

    Eilidh from


  6. I used to not care about highlighter but I got myself a Bobbi Brown shimmer brick and I just LOVED the 2 top shades to use as a highlighter. It's love.

    WOMANOUK (beauty and portrait drawings)

  7. I really want to give the Soap and Glory one a try! xxx

  8. That Soap and Glory highlighter looks really nice! Don't think I've seen it before. Will have to go to my boots and check it out :)

  9. I love the That gal highlight (I think thats the name) from Benefit.

  10. I loove highlighter. I use a £3 one from MUA and honestly it's the best highlighter I've ever had!

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

  11. Thank you for the great tips :)
    I love using my NARS albatross as a highlighter at the moment.

    Have a lovely day! <3


    X x X x X

  12. Im loving the Topshop 'Glow' highlighter at the moment!


  13. This was really interesting! I'd never thought to put highlighter under my brows, I will be doing that now! Thank you for the helpful tips!

    Chloe The Redhead | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle

  14. i really need to try out the soap and glory one! at the moment i'm just loving my superdry liquid highlighter!

    ooh and also i'm running a giveaway on my blog so feel free to check it out!

    love katy @ THE RAWRDROBE x

  15. awesome!

  16. Id love to be able to use higlighter more! great post x

    BerrieBlogs {beauty blog}

  17. I love highlighter, currently using the soap and glory one, but relly want to try the Nars!

  18. Highlighter is one of my favorite products especially for summer!
    Lovely post. x

  19. Even if I'm not wearing make up, I love putting on a little bit of highlighter on my cheek bones and under my brows.

  20. I'd love to try some the Kevyn Aucoin products, they seem to really make the skin look naturally illuminated and contoured. I use Benefit Watt's Up! for a summer bronze glow and it's awesome
    Lauren x
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  21. I sometimes put it on the inner corners of my eyes to make my eyes stand out. Highlighter is the best!

  22. great tips lily! the soap and glory highlighter is definitely going in my shopping bag on my next trip to boots...

    charlotte x x

  23. Fab tips! I really need to try a Soap & Glory highlighter! :)

    Style Sunrise ☀


  24. I'll have to try the S&G version! I love me some highlighting!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  25. Your contour/highlight is always perfect!

  26. I love the Soap&Glory Glow All Out and Peach Party :)

    Kate x

  27. This is such good advice! I've been loving the highlighter from the Sleek contour kit but I've been looking for a new one to try - I will definitely be trying these!

    FASHION TREEHOUSE | UK Fashion Blogger

  28. I love highlighters but never know where best to apply it, definitely going to be taking advice from this post!
    Megan x
    London Callings

  29. I think topshop has a really good one!

    Sophia //

  30. Albatross is lovely! The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer is one of my favourite highlighters.

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog


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