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If you’re looking to get your glow on, you’ve come to the right place. Learning to sweep highlighter across your skin is key to achieving a radiant-looking complexion. In fact, a touch of perfectly placed highlighter can help instantly open up the look of your eyes, define your face, and create symmetry. Seriously, let’s have a quick round of applause for such multi-tasking, illuminating products.
Are you ready to add some major luminosity to your face? Try the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator or the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator, both of which are available in three shades: golden, rose, and ice. Keep reading to learn how to use both highlighters for a beautiful radiant effect.
How to Use the True Match™ Powder Glow Illuminators
Partial to powders? Here’s how to highlight with one.
Step 1: Prime. Before you can highlight, you’ll need to build up from the base. Start with a light-infusing , like the L’Oréal Paris Magic Lumi Light-Infusing Primer, which can help contribute to your luminous look. Smooth the primer over your skin prior to picking up any other products.
Step 2: Apply foundation. Opting for a foundation with a radiant finish, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Foundation, use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender to apply and blend in the product.
Step 3: Set with powder. When working with makeup, it’s best to remember a simple rule from science class: Like attracts like. What does that means in regards to makeup? Pair powders with other powders. Lock in foundation and prepare for your powder highlighter by dusting your skin with long-wear face powder, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Powder, first.
Step 4: Add blush and bronzer. Your complexion needs color, too! Place bronzer in a “3” shape around the edges of your face, then brush a peach-y pink blush, like the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Blush in Barely Blushing onto the apples of your cheeks for a natural-looking flush. No flat faces here.
Step 4: Highlight. Time for the (shining) star of the show. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator in your color of choice, and swirl the shades together on a fan brush. Use the brush to dust the powder onto the high points of your face.
How to use the True Match™ Liquid Highlighters
Don’t forget that luminizing liquids are also an option. Follow these steps to use one.
Step 1: Apply foundation. Even out your skin tone and cover up any imperfections with the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Super Blendable Foundation in a shade that matches your skin tone. Dot foundation onto your cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead. Then, blend out towards hairline and down using your fingers or a foundation brush.
Step 2: Contour and add blush. Rather than skipping to setting with a powder (remember, like attracts like), work on sculpting and defining your face with one of the hues from the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Concealing and Contour Kit. Taking the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Contour Blender, buff the contour color below your cheekbones, onto temples, and down the sides of your nose. (For more details on how to contour, check out our article, The Right Way to Contour for Every Face Shape.) Top off your cheeks with a cream blush, blending color starting at the center and going back towards your ears.
Step 3: Highlight. It’s glow time! Pick up the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator and dot the shimmer-y liquid above cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, on the inner corners of eyes, and above your cupid’s bow. Blend out with a fingertip for a seamless shine.
Step 4: Set with a spray. Continuing to keep formulas consistent, set your makeup with a spray instead of a powder. Spritz your face with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray 4-6 times in “X” and “T” motions to extend the life of your look.
Bonus tip: Don’t think the look is quite illuminating enough? No problem! Next time, try mixing a few drops of the liquid illuminator into your foundation for an allover radiance. Then top off cheekbones with extra highlighter for your most glowing look yet.
As for what’s next after mastering the art of highlighting with L’Oréal Paris True Match™, make sure you know all about the 5 Highlighter Mistakes You Could Be Making.