Do you use illuminator before or after foundation?
Apply illuminator after foundation
Ideally, the foundation is to be the first makeup on your face to set the base. Afterward, before you go on to apply your powder or blush, apply the liquid illuminator on your face. This makes the illuminator blend into your makeup properly.
Can you use Illuminator without foundation?
Typically, you can apply illuminators to skin solo, mix with foundation, or apply over foundation to give skin a desirable glow.
What does Illuminator do for your face?
Illuminators can be used to highlight areas such as cheekbones, cleavages, and brow-bones as they play off light. When light hits a brighter surface it makes it more pronounced, so stick or pen illuminators are best for this precise placement. An illuminator is not a foundation.
Where do I put illuminator on my face?
To apply a liquid illuminator, simply transfer a small amount of the liquid to your fingertip and crack a smile, to find your cheek-line. Now gently dab the illuminator along the top of your cheekbone. To freshen up your glow you can add a little extra on the top of the apples of your cheeks, just under your eyes.
Can you mix illuminator with foundation?
Mix a few drops of illuminator with your foundation to get a dewy, subtle radiance. Mix a drop of illuminator with a cream or liquid concealer to reflect light under the eyes. This will create the illusion of a bright, well-rested face. Use your illuminator as a primer under your foundation or mattifying powder.
What Colour illuminator should I use?
Generally, you’ll want to pick up a highlighter shade that’s about two shades lighter than your skin tone for a natural-looking finish.
Can I highlight without contouring?
Can I contour without highlighting? Um, of course. You can do whatever you want. In fact, Nicole says many makeup artists are moving away from traditional cheekbone highlighting altogether and instead giving an all-over sheen to your skin that looks really natural.
Which Illuminator is the best for face?
These are the best highlighters you can get your hands on right now:
- Makeup Revolution London Liquid Highlighter. …
- M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish – Soft & Gentle. …
- M.A.C Prep and Prime Highlighter. …
- Nyx Professional Makeup Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter. …
- The Balm Manizer. …
- Lakme Absolute Illuminating Blush, Shimmer Brick.