Wednesday, June 27, 2012

DIY : Highlighter

Highlighter is one of my favorite products when it comes to make up! Using a highlighter not only helps to drag the attention to the parts of your face that you want to emphasize but also makes your skin glow and gives you that dewy finish you see in magazines! 
Some basic rules when it comes to highlighting are :
1. Your highlighter must be either the same color of your skin tone or a tone lighter.
2. Your highlighter is not to use all over your face, just on the highest parts of it. It is not to be noticeable but it should enhance. 
3. Less is definitely more....don't make your face look like a disco-ball.  
4.All that not a highlighter.
5. Never highlight heavily blemished areas, it will just bring them out more. 

The parts of my face that I highlight and I think that suits any face shape are :
1. Underneath the eyebrows.
2. The temples and highest part of the cheekbones.
3. The nose bridge,
4. The cupid's bow.

So as I promised you on the title of this post I will show how I make my own "homemade" highlighter.
Since the product is not to be obvious I prefer cream textured highlighters in order to avoid any cakeyness.
All you need is as shimmery (not glittery!) and not too pigmented powder eyeshadow in a neutral color that matches your skin tone or a shimmery light face powder.   

The second (and final!) product that you need is some moisturizing cream. I suggest using a light textured one because you will be applying it on top of your regular moisturizer and/or your base.

Now all you have to do is mix together the powder and the cream. You can adjust the amount of the powder that you'll use according to your needs. If a really shiny finish is what you want then add more powder but if you are going for a settle finish then you don't need to put a lot. 
And that's it! Your done!


Here's a picture of me after I used my homemade highlighter! 
So what about you? Do you like highlighting your face? What kind of highlighters do you prefer using?

Thank you all for stopping by!


  1. Αααα!!! Πολυ πολυ ωραιο ποστ! Θα το δοκιμασω, πραγματικα;-)

    1. Ευχαριστώ για τα καλά σου λόγια!