Benefit make up expert’s tips on how to highlight for your face shape

Where do you put highlighter? Benefit make up expert’s tips on how to highlight for your face shape!

To glow like a goddess, you need to get to know your face shape first. Check your reflection in natural daylight, see where the light hits your face and where the shadows are.

Use our Hoola matte bronzer to carve out the hollows of your cheekbones, around your forehead, jawline and even nose for an ultra-bronzed and contoured look. Then use your finger tip or a fan brush to dust highlighter over your cheekbones, bridge of your nose, cupid bow, brow arch, and even the inner corner of your eye.

With the launch of our brand new, limited edition Cheekleader palettes… pick your squad and bronze, then blush and highlight with one gorgeous and easy-to-use palette.



How to pick the best highlighter for you – choose between a liquid, powder or cream!

Picking what you’re having for lunch today, or your next manicure colour can be confusing enough for a girl in 2019, let alone picking the right face highlighter. With thousands of colours, textures and formulas, it is hard to pick the right highlighter option for you. That’s why we’ve created this ultimate Benefit guide of highlighters and cheek make up.

Liquid Highlighter – Best for a Luminous Glow

For a dewy, radiant complexion, opt for a liquid formula, like Benefit high beam or sun beam. Liquid highlighters have ultimate versatility, they can be worn alone – or layered over your base. Worn on the face, and body, and even mixed into foundation and moisturisers.

To wear over foundation, brush the liquid on your cheek & brow bones and dab and blend with a damp beauty sponge.

If you want to wear minimal make up for your workout, apply liquid highlighter – high beam or sun beam – with your moisturizer and without foundation, to get heads turning at the gym.


Cream Highlighter – Ideal for a natural beam

Cream highlighter can be difficult to master, but with the right techniques using a cream highlighter will get you glowing like a beauty influencer. Watt’s Up is a creamy, blendable and buildable highlighter stick that can be applied directly to the face. Benefit Trend Team artists suggest using the warmth of a fingertip to pat in the product to make it blend seamlessly.



Powder Highlighter – best for beginners and for highlighting to the heavens

Powder highlight is the most easy-to-use highlighting formula. Although powders are the best formula for more oily skin types, with the right base powder highlighters can look gorgeous on any skin type. Just take a tapered or fan brush and gently dust the powder on your face. Depending on what look you are going for – start with a little product by tapping off the brush excess. You can always add a second or third layer if you want to light up the dance-floor.

Dandelion Twinkle is the perfect neutral-toned highlight for buildable glow, especially for girls with fairer skin tones. Tickle features in the Pink Squad palettes, and is a perfect pink toned highlight for those fairer skinned girls.

Cookie, the new and exclusive shade within the Bronze Squad palettes is a gorgeous golden toned highlight, great for girls with medium to deep skin tones.



Benefit Make Up Artist’s TOP SECRET TIPS for highlighting

  1. Use a moisture, or setting spray – Once you have finished your face, bronzer and blusher – use a setting spray, or moisture mist to set you base, then take a powder highlighter and dust onto your face whilst it is still damp. This tip will make your highlighter pop for that extra intensity.


  1. For the ultimate Beyonce glow – mix a liquid highlighter in with your usual body moisturizer and apply all over your body. To intensify your body glow, dust a powder highlight across your collar bones and shoulders. Wherever you’re going on holiday this summer, this will make you look like a bronzed, glowing goddess in your Instagram snaps.


  1. Finally, highlighter is such a fun versatile product, don’t be afraid to have fun and experiment with it… Using our BRAND NEW cheekleader palettes, you can mix the highlighter with other shades to create a unique and custom face look. Use the pink squad to mix tickle, with dandelion or GALiforniav for a glowy pink bronze. Or mix cookie with gold rush for a fierce golden gleam!


Love and lipstick,

The Digital Darlings xx