How to Highlight your Face this Summer

Summer is almost here so it’s time to GLOW UP

Summer is almost here which means it’s time to learn where to place your highlighter for the ultimate glow up! You might already know to place your highlighter on your upper cheekbones, but have you considered your collarbone or eyelids?

Check out our top tips on how to highlight your face this Summer below.

Just remember, the key to placing your highlighter is by finding any spot on your face that naturally picks up light. Here’s a checklist to begin with.

1. Cheekbones

For a lifted makeup look this Summer, apply a light layer of highlight to your cheekbones. To enhance your bone structure, make sure the highlighter is placed on the topmost ridge of your cheek bone (under the outer corner of your eye, not the apples of your cheeks).

2. The Bridge of your Nose

If you are contouring your nose, apply highlighter to the topmost ridge and contour the outer edges with a bronzer. If you want your nose to look longer, highlight it all the way down. If you want to shorten your nose, highlight ¾ of the way then blend your bronzer at the tip.

3. Cupids Bow

Just remember we use highlighter to ‘lift’ the face so applying it to your cupid’s bow will help to lift the lips and give them a fuller, more defined shape.

4. Brow Bone

We wouldn’t be Alison Jade if we didn’t tell you to highlight the outer upper most part of your brow bone. Just below the outer tail of your brow.

5. Eyelids and Inner Corners 

Don’t have time to do your eyeshadow or going for a more natural look? Apply your highlighter in the centre of your eyelids and blend them. You can also try highlighter in the inner corners of your eyes. This is an area more prone to darkness so highlighting it can help you to look more ‘awake.’

6. Collarbone

As with all of the above locations, apply your highlighter to the high points of your collarbone for a Summer glow. Make sure your highlight is blended well into your skin and you’re good to go!

Need a new highlighter? Check out our range here! 

Our favourite for all skin types is the Illuminating Crème. A lightweight, illuminating powder in a creamy consistency to bring a subtle and natural glow to the high points of the face. It’s buildable and very easy to blend.

Shop the Alison Jade Illuminating Crème here.

Alison Jade Illuminating creme

Alternatively, try our Illuminating Lotion! You can mix it with your foundation or where it alone. Or, why not try it mixed with a little body moisturiser on your collarbones.

Alison Jade Illuminating Lotion

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