How do you apply cream or liquid highlighter?

Like cream blushes, I use fingertips whenever I’m working with it as a standalone highlighter (on tops of cheek bones and the like) as I find it easy, fast, and foolproof for even results. I tend to mix in liquid highlighter with my base products, though, so then it’s just applying all-over with a foundation brush.

— Christine
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I use cream stick highlighters, so I make sure to warm them up first using body heat while I’m doing the rest of my makeup. Depending on my eye look 15-30 mins later when I’m done I take the stick and apply it on my face. The heat makes it just glide on, and then I use my fingers to blend it in. I don’t wear foundation, but I will say if I actually take the effort lol to do skin prep and moisturize it helps emphasize the glow even more 😊

I use a brush to actually apply product, but I’ll use my fingertips to tap/blend on the skin. When it comes to “drier”, cream-to+powder formulas, such as NARS Multiples, however, I will typically use a dense buffing brush to apply & blend. I also tend to use “dewier”, sheer foundation, so I don’t tend to mix in liquid highlighters; if I do need to “cut” a more matte/fuller coverage foundation, I’ll use an oil or another foundation.

Definitely with my fingertips, unless I’m going to mix liquid highlighter (I think I only own one) with my foundation for an all over luminosity. Cream highlighters are the easiest to apply of any cream cheek product due to it being more focused in application, or so I have found.

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