HOW TO CHOOSE AND WHY USE HIGHLIGHTER & CONCEALER

 

 

 

Why Use A Highligheter - and how to choose the shade and texture that's right for you?

 

The purpose of highlighting is to bring forward and illuminate the high points of the face. Doing so adds a healthy, radiant glow to the skin, and brings dimension to the face. You do not need to wear foundation to achieve a highlighted complexion; it simply comes down to your choice of product and formula.

STEP# 1: CHOOSE YOUR FORMULA | A creamy highlighter works best on dry or dehydrated skin. The product can be applied before or after foundation. To achieve a natural radiance and add a small amount of light-diffusing coverage try our iconic Touche Éclat Radiance Pen. With nearly three decades of success this Highlighter pen truly brings magical light to the face – it’s like eight hours of sleep in the click of a pen. If you would like to add a dewy radiance to the face without coverage try our Touche Éclat Shimmer Stick. If your skin type is oily, try a powder highlighter like our Couture Highlighter over the top of your foundation.

STEP #2: CHOOSE YOUR SHADE | When you are on a glow hunt, choosing the correct highlighter shade can seem tricky. For a natural-looking finish, choose a highlighter that is two shades lighter than your natural skin tone. If the undertone of your skin is Rose Gold and transmits cooler tones, you will want to look for a highlighter that also reflects this in its undertone. If the undertone of your skin is Golden olive and transmits a warmer undertone, you will want a highlighter to match this. Alternatively, you can choose a shade that is neutral as this will provide a harmonious effect against both skintones.

STEP #3 APPLICATION & TOOLS | Application of your highlighter is dependent on its texture, how you want it to appear on the skin & placement areas. If you have chosen a liquid or cream formula and you are adding it to the high points of the face (the cheekbone, brow bone and cupid’s bow) these highlighters are best applied and blended with the warmth of your fingertips. This helps to melt and diffuse the product, giving the highlighter a skin-like finish. If you would like to add an all over glow simply mix the highlighter with your foundation and buff it in using a brush like our Foundation Blending Brush No 2Powder highlighters are best applied using a brush due to the formula and consistency of the product. For a precise application, apply the highlighter with an eyeshadow blending brush like Long Eyeshadow Blender Brush No 12 using light sweeping motions. To add extra dimension, intensify your powder highlighter & create a dewy effect, spray the highlighter with our Top Secrets Setting Spray once the product is applied to your brush & lightly sweep over the high points.

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  • Why Use a Concealer - and how to choose your shade and finish?

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  • Concealers are a versatile makeup product used on the face for various purposes. Commonly used to cover up & correct the under eye area, and to conceal areas of concern such as breakouts, pigmentation and discolouration, the concealer is truly a makeup staple.

  • STEP #1: CHOOSE YOUR FINISH | When selecting your ideal concealer it is important that you decide what finish will best suit your needs. For example, if you have dry skin you would want to choose a concealer that hydrates and adds a natural radiance to the skin like our Touche Éclat High Cover Pen. If you have oily skin, you would want to select a concealer with a matte finish like our All Hours Concealer. This is also a great choice for covering blemishes, as it is high coverage and non-comedogenic, meaning it will not clog pores or irritate breakouts.

  • STEP #2 CHOOSE YOUR SHADE | Selecting the right shade can seem tricky. Our shades’ categorisation into Light, Medium and Deep is a great place to start. There is no right or wrong; it really comes down to what you want to achieve and what you are comfortable wearing. You may be after a shade that this brighter than your skin tone to brighten up under the eye area, or you may be after a perfect match to camouflage areas of concern. Once you have found your ideal undertone, simply browse through the family of shades and find your ideal shade.

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