At this point it’s no secret that highlighter reigns supreme in cosmetics bags and makeup routines near and far. While we love a good old fashioned powder highlighter, we can’t help but be intrigued by liquid formulas—more specifically in this case, highlighter drops. You too? To learn how to use this innovative highlighter formula so that you can embrace the radiant skin beauty trend, keep reading for a step-by-step approach to getting your glow on with highlighter drops.
Step 1: Smooth Your Complexion with a Face Scrub
Nothing gets in the way of a glowing complexion like dull skin. To make sure that you start your glowing makeup routine with your best foot forward, it’s a good idea to start with your skin care routine. By using a face scrub, like the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Smooth & Glow Face Scrub, you’ll be able to get rid of dead skin cell buildup on the surface of skin for a complexion that looks fresh and glowing. Smooth a small amount of the face scrub onto skin that’s dry, then massage it in with wet fingers and rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry.
Step 2: Moisturize, Moisturizer, Moisturize
After exfoliating, it’s time to reach for moisturizer before you go anywhere near your highlighter drops. Use the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Oily Skin, L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Dry Skin, or L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care of Extra Dry Skin, depending on your skin type. Each of these moisturizers is formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water for long-lasting hydration.
Step 3: Apply Primer
Once your moisturizer has dried, twist the cap off of a bottle of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Lock Makeup Primer and massage a dime-sized dollop of this glow-enhancing primer from forehead to chin. Primer can help create a smooth canvas for the rest of your makeup application.
Step 4: Color Correct
Now it’s time to color correct your complexion. When you’re looking to use highlighter drops for glowing skin, the last thing you want is for redness, dullness, or sallowness to take away from the fully radiant picture. So, use the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Color Correcting Crayons to disguise your skin imperfections. After drawing your concealer of choice onto your face, use a makeup blender, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Concealer Blender, to gently blend the shade onto your skin. Choose peach, bisque, or orange for dark circles, green for redness, and yellow for blue or purple areas.
Step 5: Apply Sheer Coverage
Glowing skin is all about looking natural and light, so the last thing you want to do is apply a heavy foundation or powder to take away from that airy radiance. To keep things natural-looking, reach for a tube of the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer instead. To encourage an allover glow, squeeze some of the product onto the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender and stipple it onto your face.
Step 6: Conceal
At this point, if you’re noticing any areas of your face that could use a little extra coverage (think: under-eyes, nose creases, and any pesky blemishes), it’s time to break out the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Super-Blendable Multi-Use Concealer. Simply swipe some of the creamy formula onto your face and use the diffuser on the other end to blend it in.
Step 7: Get Your Glow On
Alas, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. While your complexion no doubt looks radiant thus far, it’s time to take it up a notch. Open your L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops and squeeze a few drops onto the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Contour Blender. From there, gently dab the drops onto the high points of your face to recreate the effect of a perfectly-lit picture—think: your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, and your brow bones. If you want to take your glow a step further, use your ring finger to dab a tiny bit of product on your inner-eyes to successfully rock yet another trending beauty look of 2018.
And there you have it—the full rundown on making highlighter drops your new makeup BFF.
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