When it comes to enhancing dull complexions, bringing the glow, and illuminating a tired face, highlighter can be a true game changer. However, the most recent highlighter fad doing the rounds on TikTok has shown that highlighters can do so much more than simply add a little glow. In fact, it can lift your face just as effectively as it can add radiance.
Forget using bronzer to contour your face; the newest cosmetic tip emphasizes your bone structure with copious amounts of highlighter, both liquid and powder. Wanna know who is responsible for the app’s recent inflow of jaw-dropping tutorials? … Bella Hadid!
The model gained notoriety earlier this year after sharing a few photos from a friend’s birthday celebration on Instagram. Fans were more drawn to her jawline in photos six and seven than her amazing clothing or totally current ’90s hairdo. Hadid’s jawline is unusually pronounced, glowing, and noticeably projected when she leans forward to air kiss a pal. Here’s where most TikTokers highlighted her razor-sharp face structure and encouraged a large number of viewers to give it a try.
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Bella’s glowing makeup look was recently deconstructed by TikToker @rachelocoolmua, who made it simple to copy. The cosmetic artist uses her fingers to blend liquid highlighter into her skin along her jawline in the video, which has led to a million views thus far. The end result is a stunning radiance that resembles Bella’s in certain ways. Although it’s unclear if Bella actually used highlighter (or if it’s just moisturizer and her complexion is naturally so luminous), TikTok cosmetics fans quickly embraced the trend.
So, has highlighting overruled contouring? That’s probably for you to test out. If you’re curious to know how to recreate Bella Hadid’s spectacular jaw highlights, we’re here with a step-by-step guide to highlighting your jaw.
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1. Contour under the jawline
The first step to achieving this look is contouring beneath the jawline before you begin highlighting. Apply a very subtle contour and blend it downwards. This contributes to the contrast needed for the highlight’s pop. Whatever contouring product you have on hand is appropriate for the task.
2. Highlight jaw bone
After blending your contour, apply a small dab of highlighter straight on the jaw bone. Use a liquid highlighter and your finger to apply it for simple blending. TikTok, on the other hand, favours sticks, so it’s up to you on which works best for you. Apply a few tiny dots of the product along the jawline, mixing them up and outward. Be sure to only blend it up toward your ears and to keep it away from your lips.
3. Party test
Now, the important part. Perform a “party test” after applying your first coat of highlighter before adding any more. To see if it will pick up, shine the flashlight on your phone at your face. If it does, get out your jaw highlighter. Continue highlighting if the brightness isn’t to your liking. Just make sure to keep testing it in well-lit areas.
And that’s just it. Three easy steps and you’re ready to show off your amazing jaw. Be sure to try this trend for yourself. From what we’ve seen so far, you’re not gonna regret it. Happy highlighting!
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