While most people might think glitter when it comes to highlighting, there’s plenty of techniques and formulas that offer a soft hint of shimmer. If you want to slightly intensify the look, you can do so by layering the product. Makeup artists such as Nicole Guerriero, Huda Kattan, and Casey Holmes have become known for their glow effect.
Highlighting is not only about technique and formula, it’s also very much about tools. The type of brush used for application can determine the overall appearance. For an eye-catching look, a large, round diffuser brush with super-soft, tapered natural bristles is your best bet. For a softer effect, a fan brush will offer the perfect shimmery dusting. As for tighter spaces, you want a brush that gives subtle precision.
1. Jeffree Star Cosmetics x Manny MUA ‘Eclipse’ Skinfrost | $29
2. Ofra x NikkieTutorials Collection | $55.30
3. Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette | $52
For that blinding punch of sparkle, you want to go for formulas that are targeted for consumers wanting to captivate like the glistening sea. Key highlight points are the top of the cheekbones, inner tear ducts, and above the lips. Influencers like Jeffree Star and Jaclyn Hill have all become synonymous with shining bright like a diamond.