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How to Highlight Your Collarbone in 4 Easy Steps

July 20, 2018

Your collarbone is an underrated feature that can accentuate and help draw attention to the makeup look you worked so hard on. And when you’re wearing an off-the-shoulder shirt—which happen to be a major fashion trend at the moment—dusting your collarbone with highlighter will truly accent your overall beauty look. If you haven’t gotten in on this beauty trend yet, we have a few simple steps you can follow so you can add highlighting your collarbone to your makeup and skin care routines.


Before you apply any products to your collarbone, make sure your skin is prepped and moisturized. Dry skin can cause products you apply later on to go on blotchy and uneven. Basically, using a good lotion is vital to get smooth, workable skin.  Apply your favorite body lotion or a moisturizer meant for the décolletage generously to your collarbone area. If you have mature skin, try the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition – Golden Balm Face, Neck & Chest.


If you want your highlight to really stand out, invest in a self-tanner. Using a sunless tanning product will give you beautifully bronzed skin that will allow your collarbone highlight to pop. Here are some of our best self-tanners:

L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze ProPerfect Salon Airbrush Self-Tanning Mist Medium Natural Tan: For an instant salon-quality, medium natural tan, this mist will streak-free tanning results at home. The wide-angle jet applicator coats the skin evenly and dries instantly so you can get an ultra-even, natural-looking tan.

L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Hydrating Self-Tanning Milk Medium: This self-tanner will give you a gradual tan. Apply up to 3 times per week for an even, bronzed glow that will also soften and nourish your skin.

L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Towelettes for Body: These sunless tanning wipes are quick and convenient. Each wipe has enough self-tanner for one application and will leave you with a smooth, streak-free natural medium tan whether you’re applying it at home or on the go.

Editor’s Note: If you don’t know where to start when it comes to self-tanning or are a little rusty on your sunless tanning skills, read our article, How to Apply Self-Tanner for a Streak-Free Finish.


Now that your skin is moisturized and tan, it’s time to start highlighting your collarbone. Before reaching for a highlighter, you’ll want to contour your collarbone. Use a bronzer for your body, such as the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Bronze It Bronzer, to lightly bronze the outline of your collarbone, avoiding applying it directly on top of your collarbone.


Once your contour is done, grab your highlighter to finish the look. Make sure you’re using a highlighter that is safe for your body. Here are our best highlighters that can be used on your body.

L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Shimmerista Highlighting Powder: This loose highlighting powder will illuminate your complexion by creating a natural, prismatic finish. With its lightweight formula, it will seamlessly blend into your skin.

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Galaxy Stick: This holographic highlighter will add light and luminosity to your body. The illuminating stick will take your glow to galaxy levels and is super easy to apply with no brush or applicator needed.

L’Oréal Paris Translucide™ Naturally Luminous Loose Powder: For a healthy-looking glow, this loose powder can be used on your face and body. The loose powder is enriched with Vitamin C for extra benefits for your skin.

L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops: These glow drops can be used on their own or added to your favorite skin care products. The illuminating drops will give your skin a dewy glow. The ultra-lightweight formula blends seamlessly into your skin.

Once you pick your highlighter, apply it to the highpoints of your collarbone. Make sure your highlight is blended well into your skin and you’re good to go!

If you enjoyed learning how to highlight your collarbone, be sure to check out our article, How To Contour Your Body to read more about using makeup on your body to amp up your beauty look.

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