Trying to show off your tan? Want a fun way to have your makeup catch the light under the summer sun? Here are some ways to get lit-from-within, sunkissed and glowy skin.
Use a highlighting powder
This is one of the easiest ways to add extra dimension and a glow to the face. Use a powder highlighter on the high points of your face after applying the rest of your makeup. Using a small, tapered brush or a fan brush, apply sparingly to areas like the tops of the cheekbones, cupid's bow, brow bone and chin.
Mix liquid highlighter with foundation for an all-over glow
Take a liquid highlighter like MAC Strobe Cream or Armani Fluid Sheer and mix it with your foundation for a luminous skin look. This technique also works well for those with oily skin, because you can pick a mattifying foundation to help with oil control and the makeup will hold up better than just using a foundation with a satin finish.
Highlighter is also for the body!
If you're showing off some skin in your summer outfit, apply highlighter to the tops of your shoulder blades and collarbone. This will accentuate your tan! It will also make your highlighted makeup look more complete.
Use concealer if you don't like shimmer
Pick a concealer a few shades lighter than your skintone and blend out to highlight the face. For a dramatic look, highlight all over the center of the face: forehead, undereye area, center of nose, cupid's bow and chin. You can also apply a small amount on top of the high point of your brows for more "lift" to the area, just like a mini face lift! Apply concealer to the center of the lips to achieve fuller looking lips.
Highlight the inner corner of your eyes, and the balls of your eyelid
This will make your eyes pop, and make your eyes look brighter. Apply the highlighter on top of your eyeshadow to add shine and dimension to your eye makeup.