Highlighting is one of the easiest ways to fake a glow, even when your skin isn’t at its best shape. We’ve been taught to only apply highlighter on the areas of the face where the sun would naturally hit: the high points of the cheeks, the forehead, the bridge of the nose, the cupid’s bow, and on the chin. Put highlighter anywhere else on the face and you risk looking like a disco ball or a shiny hot mess.
However, we stumbled across a new way to apply our favorite illuminizers all thanks to celebrity makeup artist Wayne Goss. It’s called the “Halo Technique.” Goss explains that the technique entails staying away from traditional sharp highlighting and instead, creating a consistent ethereal glow on the face.
The key to nailing the Halo Technique is by applying highlighter—preferably a loose powder one—on where you would normally put your blush. Apply it in circular motions to really blend in the product onto your cheeks and create the illusion of a natural glow.
Watch the full tutorial below:
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