Common Highlighting mistakes and how to correct them

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If you’re in the dark about how Highlighters are supposed to work, have no fear. You’re not alone and this article will shed some light on the subject.

Highlighters are one of my favorite beauty products. I have so many of them that I use interchangeably. They look good on every skin tone and have become one of those “iconic and must have” elements in our every day beauty routines.

However, there are a few do’s and don’ts when it comes to applying highlighters. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your products:

Apply Highlighter after applying your foundation to avoid looking too oily or too shiny.

Everyone makes this mistake the first time around. I’ve done it, others have done it, I would be willing to bet we have all done this. If you want to avoid looking like an oil slick just splashed across your face, apply your highlighter after your foundation (just be sure to apply before your blush).  Personally, I love MUA’s Light Lustre Highligters ( available in both liquid and pressed compact formulas). Not only is this an amazing collection which will give you a beautiful glow (year round), but the price is very wallet friendly! All of these are available at!

Less is more can go a long way, especially with Highlighters.

This can be easily done by blending a drop of liquid highlighter directly into your foundation. I love this technique, because my mornings are often rushed and this is the fastest way I can get two steps in one completed in less time. It’s great for when you’ve been battling a cold (which I have over the past week), as it will give you a little more color overall. I would recommend mixing on a plate, or a makeup canvas (you can also use the back of your hand) rather than dropping the highlighter in your foundation jar. This avoids the entire formula being mixed up (unless you want to go ahead and make the entire jar highlighter + foundation, which is also fine. It’s whatever works for you).

MUA has three gorgeous shades in their Liquid Light Lustre collection:  OpulenceSublime and Marvel.  These are suitable for all skin tones, but will give you very different looks. The one I like to use the most is Sublime, because it is more of a mid-tone and works best for my skin tone and the looks I’m going for.

If your face looks  “off,” you might be applying the highlighter in the wrong places or using a formula that doesn’t agree with you.

Adding too much highlight to the wrong spot can be counter productive and can actually make your face look disproportionate or wider. You want to highlight above the cheekbones, never below. If you’re in the market for a gorgeous winter friendly highlighter duo, then grab this MUA Luxe Light Lustre Highlight Duo in Splendour available at


MUA’s Light Lustre Collection contains high concentrates of pearl which gives you a beautiful reflection rather than flashback. This means your highlighter will pop in your pictures without blowing them to over-exposure.

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