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Alphabet Challenge: H is for Highlighter! What is it and where should you put it?

Welcome to Week 8 of the Alphabet Challenge <3 This week's letter is H. If you'd like info on how to join the Alphabet Challenge, read below. My H is for Highlighter. Today we'll be talking all about highlighters!

It's all about color and placement. When you used properly, your face can have an amazing, natural glow.

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Jennifer Lopez, showing a healthy glow.

What & Why
Highlighters are used to do just that-highlight your face, not give your face this weird aura or make you appear oily. You could be extremely tired one day, but with highlighter the world would have a hard time telling. Use highlighter to give your face a healthy, natural glow. You want to appear dewy, like you've just applied moisturizer. Mind you, dewy..not wet.

Highlighting not only has it glowing effects-depending on where you put it, there's other helpful effects. Like what, you ask? Highlighting your brows (browbone included) gives them more shape and gives your eyes dimension. Want a slimmer nose? Use a highlight to draw attention to the bridge of your nose. If you don't have a defined cupid's bow -or if you do- highlighting your cupid's bow makes your lips look more defined and your lipstick look more elegant.

Best Formula?
Brow: powder

Undereyes: solid, cream

Face: Liquid

Don't forget to match textures: If you're wearing a cream or liquid foundation, choose a liquid or cream highlight to easily blend the two for a natural look. 

Where To Put It?
  • Brow Bone
  • Temples
  • Nose Bridge
  • Above the Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Cupid's Bow

I've created my idea of a highlighted face chart. It's not the best but it's original. A for effort? If you think I deserve an 'A', hover over the image to pin it to pinterest!

where to put makeup highlighter

There's even more places to use your highlighter when contouring, but that is a whole other post.

  • Apply above your cheek bone to blush to allow the light to reflect off the top of your cheekbone
  • Apply after foundation and before concealer for a natural, even glow
  • Blend edges into foundation before placing a powder to set the highlight.
  • Translucent powder works best for highlighted areas.
  • Do not, I repeat, DO NOT forget to blend out your highlight. No harsh lines.
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Is highlighting a part of your makeup routine? If so what kind do you use? If you have any tips, leave them below! Hope you found my post helpful <3


  1. Wow. This was really informative- especially the face guide! :)

  2. Thanks! I'm glad you found it helpful!

  3. I agree that highlighter can make a world of difference. It is good to note that there is a fine line between "healthy glow" and "oily sheen." I like your advice to use a highlighter with the same consistency as the foundation to make blending easier.


  4. thanks, glad you liked it


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