A touch of light, a valid ally to bring out facial features, improving them in many cases. The highlighter is a unique product, which has experienced enormous popularity in recent years, chosen to achieve a radiant appearance and a fresh and radiant skin. From exceptional cosmetic, used only on special occasions to a must-have product in the daily make-up routine .

Generally many cosmetics, such as foundation and face powder, often contain a small part of highlighter mixed with other ingredients. Today, however, we want to talk about pure highlighter, powder, cream, stick or concentrated shiny liquid to be used during make-up to give immediate light to the face and also to the body.

In powder, cream, compact, for eyes or face: many types of highlighters for different and amazing results!

The use of illuminant in the contouring technique is fundamental, thanks to which a play of light and shadow is created on the skin. Face highlighter where to put it ? Zone T, the cupid’s arch and the center of the chin are areas that must be made clear and bright, accentuated and enlarged thanks to the use of the illuminant.

Types of illuminant: compact, cream or powder?

In summer, then, the use of this sparkling make-up product is highly recommended to give the tan an irresistible golden finish. There are different types of illuminant , suitable for different needs and for the most varied occasions. Let’s find out together!

Compact Illuminator

This product looks exactly like a blush or a bronzer, inside a square or round case. the compact illuminant is taken and applied with a large brush with wide bristles to spread it evenly over the entire face as a golden finish after applying foundation and blush. With a brush with soft bristles, it can instead be applied to specific areas of the face in a more specific way. The appropriate fan brush for illuminating powder , on the other hand, is used to create the diffused light effect on the cheekbones.

Liquid Illuminator

With a particular consistency, a little denser than a normal liquid: this is the liquid highlighter . Compared to the powder version, this type of make-up product is applied only to certain areas of the face, to avoid a really too excessive glitter effect. Through the use of the fingers, the light pigments are heated for easier application which mixes with the rest of the makeup. You will find that you have spread it well when all you will see is only the luminous effect and you will not notice the detachment of the applied product from the base. The liquid highlighter goes best with a compact, low coverage mineral powder foundation.

Illuminating Powder

Illuminating face best , and also the one most loved by make-up artists is the powder , thanks to the very fine formula that once applied makes the face immediately more healthier and brighter. In this texture, the size of the dust grains is decisive: a coarser consistency is a symptom of lower quality, because once applied it tends to be more noticeable, while a greater finesse manages to blend perfectly with the rest of the make-up and skin.

Highlighter In Stick

Also the illuminating stick for makeup is not suitable to be applied all over the face, but only in certain areasand, by passing the stick directly on the areas of the skin that you want to illuminate or applying the highlighter with your fingers or even with a brush. In all cases, the product must then be blended to blend perfectly with the complete make-up .

Illuminating With Applicator

A decidedly practical choice, to avoid carrying the brush on every occasion is the highlighter with applicator . In this case, in fact, the brush is contained directly on the package. To literally give a “dust off” to makeup at any time, even outside the home. For a brighter result, before applying it, slightly moisten the applicator. Surprising effect!

Illuminating In Microspheres

Small balls of light formed by powders, and then compacted into spheres to facilitate drafting. To apply this type of highlighter you need a large brush, to be passed directly on the spheres and spread over the entire face. The spheres have different shades of color, for a gradient effect that varies according to how the light hits our skin.

Eye Highlighter

A practical and portable case similar to that of a small eyeshadow. The texture is compact and concentrated, very bright, perfect for illuminating the eyes by passing a veil over the make-up. A highlighter for the eyes should be applied carefully but it should never be missing in your makeup bag .

Illuminating For The Face

The face highlighter , has a finer consistency, designed to be spread and blended without creating stains or product accumulation. Always choose the right brush for highlighter for the face and if you use the same brushes for other products, be careful to clean them well after use otherwise you will have glitter everywhere!

For a complete and sophisticated look, for that extra touch that makes the face three-dimensional, choose from the many types of Mia Cosmetics highlighters more suitable for you and start to shine!