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How to Apply Highlighter: Master Makeup Guide

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Aug 18, 2021 • 3 min read

Highlighter has become massively popular in the past few years, adding a whole new category to complexion makeup. It’s meant to give your face a dewy, fresh glow, but some highlighters veer very sparkly and can make it look like you’ve just smeared glitter on your face. The key is to look for one that has a super-fine micro-shimmer so you can build your glow—a less-is-more approach is key here.