Beauty How-To: Illuminators

 

If you know me, you know I’m a massive fan of highlighters. I’d fill a page up with fluoro yellow quicker than you can rationally comprehend. I’m also a fan of the ones for the face. No, not the fluoro yellow kind (they are yet to come into fashion).

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Highlighters or illuminators are a fantastic way of adding that extra zing and glow to your face. Just like how highlighter pens are meant to, well, highlight the key points on a page, they can too highlight certain parts of your face for a more polished and pretty finish.

The trick is to apply it to the high points of your face. Such include your cheekbones, cupid’s bow, nose bridge and your brow bone; I even like applying it to the inner corners of my eyes – just to open them up. A teeny bit will suffice (we don’t want you to look like a disco ball now, do we?!).

If you’ve been reading my blog, you would know that I cannot live without Benefit’s Watt’s Up. It’s basically a sheer champagne-coloured highlighter that just gives you the most beautiful soft glow – perfect for day and night.

If that isn’t your cup of tea, never fear, there are many options on the market now such as Benefit’s High Beam ($45), Natio’s Skin Brightening Face Balm ($17.95) and Revlon’s Age Defying Spa Face Illuminator ($29.95).

Image: Genuine Hair Blog

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32 Comments

  • lanalang
    Reply lanalang Friday 8th February, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Loove watts up too!

  • Reply aalana Monday 23rd January, 2012 at 10:34 am

    awesome! must try 🙂

  • kailaferrelli
    Reply kailaferrelli Friday 20th January, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    I must admit, I have never owned any illuminators. But I think I may go and get some and give them a go!

  • Reply Claireo Sunday 15th January, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Thanks- good tips!

  • Reply JENNIFAARRH Sunday 15th January, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    great tips!

  • Reply sass Thursday 12th January, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    she is stunning!!

  • Reply i-n-u-r-e Thursday 12th January, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    lovely!!

  • Reply chocolatelace Thursday 12th January, 2012 at 10:35 am

    gotta try Watt’s Up!

  • Reply midnightstarfish Thursday 12th January, 2012 at 8:19 am

    I own natio glow it gives you a dewy finish 😉

  • Reply doogs Thursday 12th January, 2012 at 7:58 am

    <3

  • Reply shell0606 Thursday 12th January, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Interesting

  • Reply jarjar Thursday 12th January, 2012 at 7:48 am

    nice one

  • flossyfewclothes
    Reply flossyfewclothes Thursday 12th January, 2012 at 12:46 am

    I love illuminators!

  • Reply coyleshana Wednesday 11th January, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    i love this tip 🙂

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Wednesday 11th January, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Never tried an illuminator-may give one a go now

  • Reply tina_cats Wednesday 11th January, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    gorgeous!

  • Reply stefaneigh Wednesday 11th January, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    I Have high beam but i need to try using it

  • Reply AmberB Wednesday 11th January, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    I’d love to try these!

  • Reply KatP Wednesday 11th January, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    Thanks!

  • Reply chrystal Wednesday 11th January, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    thanks, gorgeous pic too

  • Zoe93
    Reply Zoe93 Wednesday 11th January, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    would like to try Benefit’s High Beam!

  • comebacks
    Reply comebacks Wednesday 11th January, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    I have the natio balm! It never fails to make me shine!

  • GoodThanks
    Reply GoodThanks Wednesday 11th January, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Illuminators are so crucial in my everyday makeup.

  • Reply Whatthe Wednesday 11th January, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    This look really suits her. She’s looking pretty!

  • Reply dapperdolly Wednesday 11th January, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Illuminators help give that ‘awake’ look, like bright eyes – good sleep is important!

  • Reply candicelee22 Wednesday 11th January, 2012 at 11:53 am

    High beam looks so cute

  • Reply tessarella Wednesday 11th January, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Cool article, I should try them now!

  • Reply sarah308 Wednesday 11th January, 2012 at 11:04 am

    great tips 🙂

  • Reply anitae Wednesday 11th January, 2012 at 10:40 am

    i also love nars illuminators.

  • spunkx
    Reply spunkx Wednesday 11th January, 2012 at 10:20 am

    note to self: must try Watt’s Up!

  • Reply medeirose Wednesday 11th January, 2012 at 10:18 am

    so nice

  • Reply lieuloves Wednesday 11th January, 2012 at 10:02 am

    great post!

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