How To Highlight 3 Different Ways


This week on my makeup desk are my favourite makeup product, highlighters.  I love changing up my makeup look with different highlighters techniques. Who knew there was so may different ways to highlight. I certainly didn’t when I was a beginner. Like most makeup lovers, I am obsessed with highlighters. Highlighters are so on trend at the moment and I can’t see them leaving us anytime soon. If you only ever used the traditional powder highlight fear no more I am here to teach you ways to use different highlighters.

Liquid Highlighters

I love this consistency of a highlighter  Why ? Because there are so many ways to use liquid highlighters. Feeling a little dewy, mix a small amount of liquid with your primer or foundation and apply as normal to give your face that desired glow and dewiness. For a more positioned highlight apply it before your foundation wear you want a glow. Top of your cheek bones, nose and cupids bow. For a more intense highlight  apply over top of your foundation and gently buff out. I like to use my fingers as the warmth helps blend into the skin.  Listed below are my go to liquid highlighters.

Red Earth Secret Potion in shade Magician *

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal

Red Earth Secret Potion – Magician And Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – Opal


Cream Highlighters

A stick formula that has a punch, my absolute favourite cream highlighter is the Benefit Watts up. Just like the liquid formulas you can use it in so many ways and it can be applied anywhere. I love using under my foundation on those high points and then going over top of my foundation and blending out. If you going to an intense glow use over top of your liquid. Listed below are my cream favourites.

Benefit Watts Up Highlighter *

Nude By Nature Touch Of Glow Stick – Champagne

Nude By Nature Touch of Glow Stick - Champagne And Benefit Watts up

Nude By Nature Touch of Glow Stick – Champagne And Benefit Watts up


Powder Highlighters

The most popular highlighter formula is powder highlighters. Can be used alone to create an everyday glow, used over top of the cream or liquid highlighters to really give you that intense on point highlight or used as an eyeshadow.  I am loving the MUA Highlighter, the detailing is stunning for a start and the price point is so affordable. I like to apply my powder highlight with a small fan brush on the top of my cheek bones, top of eyebrows, brow bone, cupids bow, and tip of nose I love to glow everywhere.

MUA Undress Your Skin Highlighter – Iridescent Gold*

Laura Mercier Indiscretion Highlighter

The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer 

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – Moonstone

Laura Mercier - Indiscretion, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector - Moonstone, The Balm Mary-Lou, MUA - Iridescent Gold

Laura Mercier – Indiscretion, Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector – Moonstone, The Balm Mary-Lou, MUA – Iridescent Gold


What is your favourite type of Highlighter?  And which are your favourite highlighters?

I am a makeup addict when it comes to Highlighters I’m always looking for the next best product. If you have found this post useful I would love for you share it with your friends so they to can learn how to highlight via the links below.

* Products marked with an asterisk, were gifted to me from Adore Beauty for editorial consideration purposes. As always my thoughts and opinions are my own.

  • Laura Tough

    I used to always be a powder highlight kinda girl, but I’m starting to enjoy cream and liquid highlighters much more now, especially when I want a dewy look.

    Laura || xx

    • I agree Laura, I used to be the same. Didn’t even know how to use liquid haha xx

  • Phillippa Harvey

    I love cream and liquid highlighters! They’re so much more flattering than powder highlighters on my big pores. Awesome post – thanks for reminding me to dig out my cream products again!

  • Beauty and the Beach

    really nice tips.. I’m still trying to figure out the best way to highlight my face
    as I have oily skin and get a little bit of texture on top of my cheekbone and
    highlight tends to accentuate that..

  • Zerin Hassan

    GREAT Tips! I always fail with highlighting

  • I agree with Georgia, I never lean towards liquid highlighters but I totally need to. Mind you, I’ve been loving Watts Up!

    Elley xx

  • Felicia Anastasia Bardan

    The revlon insta fix cream highlight is a dupe for the watts up. It’s so beautiful!!

  • Sarah Groundwater

    I’ve just branched out to cream highlighters with the Sleek “Precious Metals” palette – it’s beautiful! I love the look of that Nude By Nature cream highlighter – might have to pick that one up next! x

  • Great post! I love mixing in a little Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector liquid with my foundation for a glow as well but I think powder highlighters are still what I reach for most.

    Emma | Rosy Disposition

  • Great post! I love using liquid highlighters mixed with my foundation 😀 I need to try that Benefit Watt’s up!

  • I have a few highlighters from each category too but I’m so lazy I always just tend to use powders because they’re easiest! I do love Becca’s shimmering skin perfectors (liquid) though, they look so natural and dewy on the skin!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  • I saw Highlight and I knew I just had to read this post! Watts Up looks like a gorgeous highlighter!

  • Lubz

    I love my cream highlighter and setting it with a powder one – (Hourglass Ambient highlight in Dim Light). I’m someone who prefers a subtle glow rather than the bling bling highlight. Great post Toni!
    Lubz ||

  • Great Pics Toni! I love Liquid Highlighters xxx


  • I’ve always struggled with highlighting, thank you for giving me something to start experimenting from 🙂

  • Bernadette

    I definitely lean more towards powder highlighters but i do try to dabble in liquid highlighters. I find that cream highlighters are the ones I just can’t get myself to like.