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How to Apply Highlighter L’Oréal Paris Wake Up & Glow
How to Apply Highlighter L’Oréal Paris Wake Up & Glow
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How to Apply Highlighter
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Want to shine bright? It's glow time

It’s time to add highlighter to your makeup routine, if you haven’t already. Applying a skin-illuminating highlighter is essentially a hack for getting a flawless-looking face. Highlighter is so popular because this type of face makeup can help create the appearance of a glow and make your favourite features pop. Basically, it’s a no brainer that you should be participating in this beauty trend and utilizing luminous highlighters.

Now, you just need to figure out how to apply highlighter the right way. The thing is, there are quite a few different types of highlighter out there and multiple points on your face you can highlight. That may sound complicated, but fear not. Thankfully, we’re breaking down exactly how to apply highlighter like a pro. It’s glow time!

How you apply highlighter depends on the formula you choose. See below for the two most popular formulas & how to apply them.

How to Apply Pressed Powder Highlighter

If you’re new to highlighter, face powders are as good a place as any to start. All you’ll need to get started is a highlighter and a brush to apply it with. Instead of picking up a single shade, try a highlighting palette like the L’Oréal Paris La Vie En Glow Highlight Pallette , which offers a low glow intensity (i.e. it's nice and subtle!). That way, you’ll have multiple illuminating face powders to play with. As for the brush, try one with a fan shape to sweep the pressed powders onto key spots of your face—above your cheekbones, below your brows, in the inner corner of your eyes, down the bridge of your nose, and along your cupid’s bow.

How to Apply Highlighter Drops

For anyone looking for more customizable illumination, we have just the thing for you. Any way you want to glow, highlighter drops can help. The L’Oréal Paris Glow Mon Amour Glow Drops are a must-have multi-tasker. Not only is it up to you whether you apply them with a makeup blender or your fingers, but you can choose to create all over radiance or a targeted glow. For all over radiance, mix the glow-boosting drops into foundation , skin care products like moisturiser, or primer. If you’re after a targeted glow, use the highlighter drops alone or over foundation, applying them to the key spots. See, so many options! Try using one highlighter drop for a natural dewy glow, or two if you’re after more intensity.

THE BEST PLACES TO USE HIGHLIGHTER

Now that you know how to apply your highlighter, learn how to use it strategically for a pretty glow and avoid taking your makeup into disco ball territory. If you know where to wear highlight you can create sharper-looking cheekbones, fuller-looking lips, brighter-looking eyes, and a narrower-looking nose.

1. Cheeks

With the help of a highlighter, sky high model-worthy cheekbones can be in your near future. First, find your cheekbones by drawing an invisible line from the middle of your ear towards your lips. Voilà, there it is! Your highlight will go just above this line, from the top of your ear to the outer corner of your eye. Take a fan shaped brush and sweep a highlighting powder on, or use your finger to dot on a liquid light reflector before blending out.

2. Eyes

In order to help achieve a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed look, highlight your eyes in two places. Use a light, sparkly highlighter like the Sundust shade in the L’Oréal Paris La Vie En Glow Highlight Pallette and a small eye shadow brush to illuminate the center of your eyelids and the inner corners of your eyes. If you’re not feeling particularly well-rested, highlighting these spots can help make your eyes look bigger and brighter. Perfect for faking a night of flawless sleep!

3. Under eyes

Disguise dark circles and a dull complexion by placing highlighter under your eyes. With your ring finger, pat on an illuminating concealer, gently working it into your skin to brighten and hide darkness.

4. Eyebrow bone

Achieving defined, bold eyebrows doesn’t end with an eyebrow pencil or pomade. Filling eyebrows in should be followed with highlighting underneath. Just a touch of highlighter can help raise your eyebrow’s arch and complete your sculpting. Blend a illuminator along your brow bone, just under your eyebrows.

5. Nose

If you wish your nose looked slightly slimmer, then grab a highlighter. If you add a subtle highlight down the bridge of your nose, your eyes are drawn to the “light” and are tricked into thinking your nose is narrower than it really is. Focus product on the end of your nose to give the tip an instant lift. For less obvious highlighting, opt for an option without shimmer, like a concealer that’s two to three shades lighter than your skin tone.

6. Cupid’s bow

Pucker up! Plump up the look of your pout by highlighting the dip above your top lip, a.k.a. the cupid’s bow. Using your fingertip, apply just a touch of your favorite glow-getter to help make your upper lip look fuller. Remember, this is a case where less is more! Too much highlighter and the only illusion you’ll have created is that of upper lip sweat. Go for just a subtle glisten to get luscious-looking lips instead.

7. Lips

Don’t let your bottom lip feel left out—make your lips match with more strategically placed highlighter. Adding a highlighting powder to the center of your lower lip can help make it appear fuller. This hint of luster can make the lip seem bigger by dragging the eye down.

Congrats: You now know how to apply highlighter like a makeup artist!

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How to get perfect full brows

It’s no secret that eyebrows are back in the spotlight. From red carpet to girl next door, full, thick eyebrows are officially a mainstream style choice. So how do you get your eyebrows looking full and fabulous, while avoiding a drawn-on, fake appearance?
Celebrities and beauty influencers have recently turned to a semi-permanent makeup technique called microblading to achieve the full-brow look – fear not, however, as this isn’t the only option. There’s an alternative product to help you achieve fierce, full brows without an expensive time-consuming visit to an eyebrow specialist.

What is microblading?
Microblading is one of many semi-permanent eyebrow tattoo treatments popping up in high-end beauty salons around the world. You may have heard the term used alongside others such as ‘eyebrow embroidery’, ‘micropigmentation’, ‘feathering’ and ‘etching’. Essentially, microblading your eyebrows is a less invasive tattoo procedure designed to draw on ultra-realistic hairs, making your brows look fuller in sparse areas.

The difference between a semi-permanent microblading procedure and a full tattooed brow is the depth to which the ink is injected into the skin. Microblading is essentially a surface tattoo created manually with a specifically designed tool for the procedure which injects pigment into the skin and carefully shape a fuller-looking brow.

The depth and thickness of each ‘hair-stroke’ is totally adjustable, and is catered to each client. Once inserted, the pigment is left to rest on the skin for a few minutes before being wiped away to reveal shaped brows.

This can be a very painful process that can require regular maintenance. After your first visit, a follow up appointment is required for touch-ups and additional shaping about four to eight weeks after the initial application. With a light application they last up to 6 months after which they’ll naturally fade away.

The process has gained popularity for good reason, but it does, of course, come with a pretty big price tag – up to $600 a treatment. Not to mention the pain and time involved! So what are your options if you crave the look without the investment?

The hack
You can achieve a full brow with a standard eyebrow pencil, but you’ll need a more sophisticated makeup tool if you’re looking to achieve that on-point microbladed style.
To hack it, you’ll need L'Oréal Micro Tattoo Brow Artist. It’s designed specifically to mimic a microbladed look without the commitment or costly salon visit. It has a super-fine trident tip that mirrors the applicator of microblading tools – giving you the illusion of added individual eyebrow hairs that you can apply to fit the look you want.

The application
To best apply L'Oréal Micro Tattoo Brow Artist, start with a clean eyebrow area. Remove any makeup with your favourite makeup remover and, if you apply serums or moisturisers regularly, make sure to avoid the eyebrow area ahead of application. For a natural looking brow, use the micro-trident tip to draw thin, hair-like strokes in a diagonal line.

Begin at the inner corner of the eyebrow, working outward towards the edge of the brow. The result should be a seamless blend of natural hairs and ones drawn to fill and enhance the shape. On days that you’re craving a bolder look, turn the applicator on its side and fill in your brows using the thick, flat section of the applicator tip.

As a bonus, L'Oréal Micro Tattoo Brow Artist is waterproof and lasts for up to 24 hours. It’s the perfect way to jump on the full brow bandwagon without the commitment of microblading! From feathered to thick to natural, it’s easy to test out the pen until you find the best eyebrow shape and style for you.

This brow hack offers ultimate flexibility so you can experiment with shape and thickness to your heart’s content. What could be better than a perfect set of brows?

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