Where to Apply Blush and Highlighter

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When it comes to creating your most beautiful makeup look, blush and highlighter are key elements you need to have in your routine. Blush and highlighter are two products that can truly make or break any makeup look, and add just the right amount of glow to any look. Our Show Me Your Cheeks Powder Blush and Show Me Your Glow Highlighter are the perfect products for showing off everything your beautiful face has to offer.

Do you apply blush before or after highlighter?

One of the best ways to bring out a natural glow on your cheeks is by applying your favorite Show Me Your Glow Highlighter before your Show Me Your Cheeks Powder Blush. This is the best way to allow the products to work together for the best glowy look that comes off as naturally bright.  If you are looking to go bolder apply it after your blush.

Highlighter applications tips


Where should you put a highlighter on your face?

A makeup highlighter is a product whose purpose is to bring out the areas of your face that are naturally struck by the sun. Some places we recommend are the top of your cheekbones, a thin line under your brow, down the center of your nose, and your cupids bow. But really there are no rules here. A face highlighter is best used to bring out your ultimate natural glow and help you feel your most naturally bright self. Our highlighter is also a beautiful shimmer shadow perfect for adding some much-needed shine to your eyelids for a shimmery eyeshadow look or to highlight the inner corner of your eye makeup look.

Can you use blush as a face highlighter?

If you’re using Elizabeth Mott blushes, the answer is yes! Our Show Me Your Cheeks Powder Blushes do have their own soft glow, which means you can use it in the same way you would normally use highlighter on the cheeks to give yourself a beautiful soft glow.

A glowy blush can be used to highlight your cheekbones

Where do you put highlighter on older skin?

If you’re older and still love to do your makeup, don’t worry, a highlighter can still work beautifully for you! The goal at any age is to bring out the areas that are naturally hit by the sun. Make sure to highlight your nose, cupid’s bow, and cheeks. On the cheeks, it’s best to stay higher to bring out your natural beauty and draw your face shape up.

What color highlighter should I use?

If you’re confused about highlighter colors, don’t worry! Elizabeth Mott’s highlighter only comes in one universal shade that works for most skin types. It’s unique in that it uses finely milled pearl particles as the shimmer, and it works with any skin tone and type for the ultimate shine. If you’re choosing to highlight with our Powder Blush instead, you will have three color choices: Bright Coral, Peach Pink, and Soft Pink. Each shade works with different skin tones, depending on how much warmth you want to add to your face (Bright Coral is a lot warmer than the other two!).

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Highlighter and Blush are two products that are essential to getting your best look perfect, but they can be overwhelming when it comes to learning how to use them. As long as you’re using them to enhance your face’s natural features, you’ll learn that using these two products isn’t nearly as overwhelming as you might’ve thought.    

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About the author:

Halle Homel is currently based in Southern California, where she spends her time with her family and dog, Josey when she’s not traveling. She spends her free time exploring new places, practicing yoga, and working on her blog, Halle’s Wandering Soul. Follow her on Instagram @halleswanderingsoul

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