At long last, I am posting the companion piece to my cruelty-free sculpting post from many moons ago. Highlighting is the other aspect of sculpting, adding light to the parts of the face that you’d like to bring forward, as opposed to the sculpting we do to those areas we’d like to recede into the shadows. Highlighting is probably the more fool-proof of the two techniques (over-zealous glitter notwithstanding), but that also meant I had LOTS more highlighting products to organize!
Once again, here’s a map of the face showing the regions that are typical candidates for highlighting.
I don’t necessarily highlight on the daily, but I definitely use this technique more frequently than contouring. My main areas of interest are the brow bone, the cupid’s bow and the cheek bone. When I highlight the cheek bone region, I have to take care to keep the highlight under the fine lines around my eyes… not exactly a feature I want to spotlight 😉
Below, I’ve highlighted, pun intended 😉 the products that I use to highlight, in case you’re looking to add some to your own cruelty-free collection! I have both high end and drugstore, powder and cream. I use them all pretty much interchangeably, depending on my mood, the brilliance of highlight I’m looking for, and the undertone/color palette (opalescent pink, golden, or pearl white).
*These are only my opinions, formed through my personal experience as a consumer. I am not a medical doctor, an aesthetician, or a health/beauty professional. There is no guarantee what effect, positive or negative, these products may have on anyone else.
**All products were purchased by me from brands that, to the best of my knowledge, are cruelty-free.