I think the worst thing about highlighter is the fact it can cling to skin horribly and look all powdery and cakey. Anyone have this problem? I swear you can have the smoothest, softest skin ever but you’ll still suffer issues where highlighter just clings to your skin and accentuates pores or dryness.
I have dry skin and prep myself to death so I can get the most natural, smoothest finish possible. And you can totally do the same prior to apply highlighter but it doesn’t matter! It still looks crazy clingy.
Anyone have this problem?
Here’s a solution you might already know about but it’s worth mentioning again!
I think I’ve finally come to terms with the fact that my highlighter is never, ever, ever, never, ever, ever, ever going to look like NikkieTutorials. She like glows from the inside or something! It’s just perfect. I simply don’t have the skillz or the know how to look like this when I apply highlighter.
Mist, mist, mist.
I’ll be the first person to try to NOT sell you on setting sprays. I don’t really use them. I always feel I’m ruining my makeup when I use them. Rather than setting I feel like I’m smearing! Anyone feel like that?
Do yourself a favor and find one that has a super fine mist versus one that will drench your skin in moisture it doesn’t need. The finer the mist the better the results. Not to mention using setting spray is essential if you want a smoother less clingy highlighter finish. If you’re highlighter is clinging to drier skin or just looks like it’s sitting cakey-like on top of your skin I highly recommend applying it, misting yourself with a good setting spray, and you’ll be good to go!
Try Urban Decay De-Slick Oil Control Makeup Setting Spray even if you have dry skin this has a super fine mist formula that leaves makeup looking smooth and soft without leaving skin drenched in a wet layer of setting spray!
So, the next time you feel like your highlighter isn’t looking as perfect as you wish for, do mist yourself madly and you’ll see how much better your highlighter will look!
How do you get your highlighter looking picture perfect?
Do share your tips, tricks, and application methods!