Warning! If you are a “no makeup” makeup kind of girl, then, the Flare Highlighter Technique is definitely NOT for you!!!! However, if you love trying trends, and you are a GLOW Getter, then you are gonna love this! First of all, let’s talk about how you apply your highlighter. For one thing, do you use a large fan brush? On the other hand, do you use one of those fluffy powder brushes? Furthermore, do you place your highlighter only on your upper cheekbones? Or, do you place your highlighter on the high points of your face. Finally, have you tried other highlighter trends? For example, have you tried Strobing? Contouring? ? Glimmer? or Chroming? Although, even if you have tried all the different ways to get your glow on, none can compare to the Flare Highlighter Technique!
What Is The Flare Highlighter Technique?
So, let’s get one thing clear. Namely, Highlighting , using luminous makeup, creates a fresh, dewy illuminating look. In addition, the glow you get from good highlighting can accentuate the best parts of your face. To describe, the Flare Highlighting Technique creates a glow that is so intense, and so reflective, that it causes the lens to flare on a camera.In fact, this technique creates the brightest illumination I’ve ever seen! And, with all of the highlighting techniques trends, since 2016, isn’t it obvious that we’ve always been looking for the brightest intensity we can create? First, we used to apply highlighter to our cheekbones. Next, we learned to apply it to all of the highest points of our face – our cheekbones, brow bones, Cupid’s bow and the centers of our nose!
Who Discovered The Flare Highlighter Technique?
This is a great story. To begin with, a makeup enthusiast on instagram, who prefers to be known, as @thestudyofmakeup, posted magnificent selfies of herself. Furthermore, these photos were gorgeous. For example, her makeup was beautiful. Although, it was her highlights that stood out.But, it looks like these selfie photos were doctored. Since the upper parts of her face, where her highlights were, flared. Could it have been a special effect . Were the photos authentic? Or, were the photos doctored?
Anyhow, she got the idea to create the look from a gift from her boyfriend. Moreover, the gift was a crystal tiara. And, @thestudyofmakeup discovered that , when light hit the crystals on the tiara , sparkles and flares beamed. So, highlighter wasn’t the only thing that created the flare you see in the pictures. Also, she placed a Swarovski crystal in the center of the highlight. Hence, when the camera flashed, it created a lens flare. The result, her photos showed she blinding highlight.
What Are The Steps Used To Create The Flare Highlighter Technique
First, you’ll need a flat eyeshadow brush with short, dense hairs. Second, you need to wet the brush. One way to wet the brush is to spray it with a priming spray. Or, you could use water. The reason is, the eyeshadow brush will be able to condense the pigment, and centralize it. As a result, you will be able to apply the highlighter wherever you want it to be. This is the most “exact” way to “place” the highlighter. And, the reason for this is, because the more concentrated the highlighter is, the better it can reflect light.
Second, After you pick your brush, your brush needs to pick up a lot of highlighter .
But I’m getting ahead of myself. Next, you need to choose the right highlighter. First, you need to find one with dense pigments. Also, an icy white highlighter reflects light better than other shades. These are some great highlighters, I love the Rituel de Fille Metamorphis and Rare Light Highlighters. These highlighters are magical! Also,, You can’t go wrong with a Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Glowing in Moonstone. Additionally, the Fenty Killawatt Highlighter is a good one!
Last, apply the highlighter on the upper part of your cheekbones. Then, drag the brush to distribute the highlighter. So, when the brush doesn’t have any product left, take more highlighter to continue. Make sure you apply a more intense highlighter under your eyebrows and on your cheekbones. Then, slightly reduce the highlight on the tip of your nose, and your Cupid’s bow. In this way, your face will look balanced. The reason is , you don’t want flares coming from all the high points of your face. It isn’t realistic to have headlight-intense luminosity. That is, unless you are one of those believers that there is never too much highlight!
The Flare Highlighter Technique Last But Not Least…….
The Flare Highlight goes beyond where highlighters have never gone before! It is the brightest flare ever! Is it our next step in highlighter techniques? No, not unless you are a makeup artist who wants to put interesting pictures on instagram! Nobody needs flares of highlights that go to the outer limits! Everything is relative. Now, if you love posting pictures on instagram, then, go for it! If not, you can do the Flare Highlighter Technique without going to the moon and back! Tame it down!
What do you think about this new highlighter technique? I’d love to hear if you are going to try it, or try it and tone it down a bit!