Friday, 28 December 2012

Let there be LIGHT!

Recently a lot of lovely women have been asking me about the secret to the "Natural" glow that Makeup Artists manage to acheive for their Brides?

That gave me the idea for this post.

One technique that helps you acheive a beautiful glow is to know how to strategically highlight the high points in your face.

To understand that, it's vital for you to understand what are the high points in your face?

They are generally the areas the sunlight would touch you first. Highlighting these areas makes you look like we have a natural glow and helps you highlight your best features.

The areas you want to highlight are;
  • The Middle of your forehead
  • Your cheekbone. That would be close to your undereye area. 
  • Below your eyebrow arch.
  • The bridge of your Nose
  • Your Cupids Bow (The "M" Shape in your upper lip)
  • Your Chin
  • And your Jawline
When you don't want to hightlight?

heavily blemished areas - it will just make them more obvious - shiny pimples.
areas that have lines and wrinkles
under your eyes or around puffy, tired eyes
on already oily areas
Beautifully Highlighted Faces

3 types of highlighters
  1. liquid
  2. powder
  3. cream (which can be any concealer that is a shade lighter than your foundation)
My favorite highlighters
NYX Cream Cheese

Benefit Sun Beam Highlighter




  1. Nice post Aaeshiana..
    May your coming year be full of happiness and love :)

    1. thank Karishma! Was so nice bumping into you the other day.
      Happy New year to you. Hope its a Beautiful year ahead.

  2. Aashu

    This is a nice post. Being a student of photography i can draw parallels with topics on highlighting subjects. I look forward to more insights from you! Cheers for 2013!


    1. Thnx Carl Glad u liked it...In fact while learning about highlighting and contouring I actually read a photography book on light and shadow to really udnerstand the concept.

  3. Nice to know....I did see a difference when u put the highlighter for me on my cheek bones last week :)