I often highlight with Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, and a lot of people ask me how I do it. It's really simple, so here it is! It's an amazing matte highlight for pale skin.
Firstly, I must say that I got this idea from the badass and talented Samantha over at Batalash Beauty. She did a contouring tutorial last year at some point, and mentioned that if she's quite pale in the winter, she just uses Nyx Milk to highlight instead of a lighter foundation. To my knowledge, she hasn't done a tutorial on just how, so I decided to make a quick post showing what I do!
It's super easy.
Start with your normal foundation routine (I like to highlight before contouring, but I went ahead and did it before for the sake of consistency):
|full face minus highlighting|
|Sometimes I have to resist drawing all over the rest of my face for fun.|
Then I blend it out with my finger, and there's my favorite matte highlight!
|Matte highlight and contour ftw.|
It's great on it's own, but it's also an awesome base for other highlighters, like Benefit's High Beam (my favorite):
|Can't go wrong with High Beam|
And one from the front for good measure.
A word of warning, however. This can be tricky if you have quite dry skin, which I do. It doesn't do dry spots (like the ones I get on my nose) any favors! I've also noticed it works best once your foundation has set, but before any setting powder. With powder under it, it can get a little harder to blend.
Thanks for the awesome idea, Samantha! You da best, but we all knew that.
Derp face signing off.
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Complete product list:
- Nyx green color correcting primer
- Ben Nye translucent powder
- Revlon Colorstay for oily/combination skin in Ivory
- I used the Wayne Goss foundation over powder method
- Nyx Milk (highlighting)
- Benefit High Beam
- Nyx blush in Taupe (contour)
- Urban Decay Primer Potion
- Urban Decay shadow Strange (from Naked 3)
- Nyx Taupe blush
- ELF brow kit in Dark
- MUFE eyeshadow #162 (brows)
- ELF cream eyeliner
- Maybelline Colossal Lash (yellow tube)
- Red Cherry Lashes #43
- ELF Studio Matte lip color in Natural
And here's a nice one for pinning, if you so desire!