Body Highlighting: everything you need to know
We all know that well-applied highlighter can bring a face to life, creating a gorgeous lit-from-within radiance and luxurious luminosity. Well listen up, as the same can be done for your body! Get a full top-to-toe glow by applying product to strategic body parts - it's a technique always employed on the red carpet and the perfect way to send your party glam into the stratosphere.
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Not sure where to start? Channel JLo and check out our tips, techniques and products below for creating luminous definition and structure.
Just like highlighter applied down the centre of the nose can narrow it, the same can be done to legs to create the illusion of long, slim and sexy pins. For best results use a cream stick all the way down the shin bone from knee to ankle, then apply a powder over the top for full effect.
Take a backless dress up a notch by dusting highlighting powder in a circular motion on the shoulder blades, it creates the look of a more define, sculpted back. Bear in mind you may need some assistance with this one!
Clavicle and décolletage
The key principle of highlighting is that it brings what you’re accentuating forward and makes it pop. Use a powder brush to dab shimmery highlighter across the fullest part of your cleavage and hey presto – instant boob job. Give your clavicles (the bones that run from the base of your neck out to your shoulders) the same treatment, finishing with a final circular sweep on the round part of your shoulders.
Full body gleam
You can either mix in some liquid illuminator with your usual body moisturiser before applying, or use a shimmering body cream all over limbs. If you have a warm undertone, usually medium to dark skin, use a gold light. If you’re fair with a cool undertone, go for pink.
Highlighting tool kit
Sticks are great as they allow control – aim for bones
Liquids can be dabbed on alone or mixed with moisturiser
Powder is pretty much fool proof
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On my way out last night for the @lionking premiere! It was so amazing! All the feels! Who’s gonna go see it when it comes out? Dress @misslolaofficial Shoes @stevemadden I used @kkwbeauty skin perfecting body foundation in medium and tan to cover my swimsuit tan lines and the bronze all over my legs🙌🏽
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Do you ever take your highlighter down your body? Where do you place it?