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How I Highlight My Face

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How I Highlight My Face..

 For those that have asked, this is a post to show you how I use concealer to highlight my face. I know other people also highlight their cupids bow and chin but I personally don't. I only highlight the centre of my forehead and my undereye area for that "Kim K glow".  I am not a professional so apologies if I highlight incorrectly but this is the way I feel comfortable with. 

The concealer used for highlighting is entirely up to you but if you do have fine lines under your eyes and you want to avoid creasing, be sure to set your concealer with a powder of choice. Click HERE to read my post on how to prevent your concealer from creasing. 

Depending on my mood, the concealers that I use vary, though I tend to pick up my MAC Prolongwear concealer more often. I have this concealer in NC42, NC45 and NW40. The shade NC42 is the one I use majority of the time. NC45 is worn on days where I'm going for something more natural or I don't want my undereye area to be so bright. I never use the NW40 because after purchasing it, I realised that I don't really like the shade against my skin tone. If you're like me and usually use MAC concealers, the MAC Studio Finish concealers are also nice to use for highlighting provided that they are set very well. If you're not careful, yes this concealer will crease like crazy. If set, it is a good concealer to use for highlighting and out of the MAC concealers, will give you the most coverage and can also be used to achieve a glam look if that's what you're after. I own this concealer in the shade NC45.
All my highlighting is done after my liquid foundation has been applied. When highlighting my under-eye area, I highlight in the shape of an upside down triangle. Using a makeup sponge, I then blend out the edges of my concealer into my foundation. Once the concealer has been blended, I use my under-eye setting powder to prevent the concealer from creasing. 


Using the same concealer, I apply the concealer to the centre of my forehead and the bridge of my nose. Once again, I blend the concealer into my foundation using a sponge. I also set this area with the same powder.   

Once I've highlighted these areas, I go on to apply my finishing powder and complete the rest of my face.

When highlighting, go for a shade about 2 shades lighter than your skin tone making sure you try your best to blend.

Anyone who has tried YSL Touche Eclat or Estee Lauder Double Wear concealer, please let me know how you found these for under-eye application. Is there any other concealer you would recommend for this as I would like to branch out and try other brands.



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25 comments

  1. You could try the Make Up For Ever under eye concealers in the black stick they work really wells and they also brighten the under eye area too. Great Highlighting technique

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    1. Thank you. Which one is that one? The lift concealer? I've only ever tried their full cover. I'll do a bit of research on the one you've mentioned. Thanks

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  2. Great post&very helpful. U look beaut as ever I have used Ysl touche eclat and I love it!

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    1. Thanks Sharon :)
      Did you use it in shade #5?

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    2. No I use #6 Luminous Amber I know its for people with red undertones but since they discontinued #4 the Ysl MA said this one is best,strangely it works well with my nc45-47 skintone. Goodluck w e search and let us know which one u end up getting babes!

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    3. Oh really yeah I saw #6 but I didn't think it'll go well with my skin tone. Thank you and I will do!

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  3. I love the YSL Touche Eclat, when I highlight underneath my eyes, I use the bobbi brown corrector first then apply Touche Eclat for when I go all out. Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer is GREAT, it dosent crease and it stays on forever.

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    1. I expected the Estee Lauder one to be good since their foundation is. I might give it a try. Which shade did you get in both the YSL and EL as I know the selection isn't great

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  4. soooo pretty! Good tips :)
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  5. I have the YSL Touche Eclat and i love it as something to use on the go as I find that it doesn't really crease so add ing a finishing powder on top of it isn't really necessary.

    I would recommend it if you want a natural barely there highlight but if you are looking for something a bit more pronounced them this might not be what you want.

    Also as the Touche Eclat is a highlighter not a concealer (make a very crap concealer in fact) if you have dark under eyes then just skip it

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    1. Thanks Annie
      Do you have fine lines under your eyes?
      I'm not fussed if it doesn't conceal x

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  6. This look is so gorgeous!
    A concealer I'm loving at the mo is La Girl pro concealer! Great coverage & only $2.50!

    You can check them out here:
    http://www.cherryculture.com/product.php?productid=17535&cat=0&page=1

    x

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    1. I dont think I've ever heard of that brand til recently. Thanks for the suggestion, I'll check it out! x

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  7. hi hun :) your make up always looks flawless..can I be super nosey and ask (you don't need to answer if you dont want to).. is it your foundation, editing or camera setting that makes your skin look so flawless? :D x either way it looks great!

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    1. Hey,
      Thank you. No editing, I just use the 'beauty shot' setting on my camera. Where pictures have less quality, I have used my phone x

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    2. Oh I see, I do that too, well on my camera it's called "soft skin", but my camera is at the repairs now :)

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  9. i'm new to your blog... your make-up looks fantastic. I have used both the EL in deep and the YSL in #6. Both work really great, although the EL is for concealing and the YSL for highlighting. you can't go wrong with either.

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  10. Hi! I am a new subscriber and i have a question? The foundation you use is Mac studio fluid fix Nc50 right? I brought that foundation and i thought it matched my skintone even in my house but when my sister saw me, she said it makes me one shade darker. I need serious help on finding my right tone. Nc50 was what the MAC consultant matched me to. -thanks!!!

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  11. hi im nc45 for foundation what color concealor should I use to high light

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  12. Your make up and highlight is perfect. Was looking for tips on how to highlight and found your blog. Very helpful info

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  13. You are so beautiful and your makeup is flawless! I have a question.. I use the nc42 pro longwear foundation and I want to start highlighting with the pro longwear concealer since it stays on longer. Which color should I get? I got nw30 for days that I want to look natural. Xo

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