This Highlighting Technique Is 100% Guaranteed to Get You Compliments

Mel Ho
by Mel Ho

Want to know the fastest (and simplest) way to pep up a dull complexion? Put away your blush and bronzer, the answer is actually via strategically applied luminiser. And for those who aren’t graced with model-esque bone structure (so, most of us then), adding highlighter to your makeup routine all year round is a great way to subtly sculpt your features.

Recently, we hit up makeup artist Jasmin Lo to show us how to best highlight different face shapes. In this series of tutorials (using three real women from the Byrdie Australia office), Lo road-tested the Marc Jacobs Beauty Coconut Face Collection, showing us the best ways to apply luminiser to best flatter your face. In case you missed it, here are the how tos for an oval face and round face. Next up, we're breaking it down for heart-shaped faces.

Keep scrolling to learn how.

THE HEART FACE SHAPE

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Sevak Babakhani 

If you have a heart-shaped face... you're one lucky individual. According to Lo, this is the shape most closely associated with naturally defined cheekbones. Because you've already been #blessed, keep your application subtle—going OTT with product will visually narrow your features. A tiny dab of highlighter at your cupid's bow helps add balance.

THE HOW TO

PHOTO:

Sevak Babakhani 

1. Apply primer as a base to hydrate and perfect. (We used Marc Jacobs Beauty's cult Undercover Perfecting Coconut Primer, $63.) Next, buff on your foundation or tinted moisturiser, and spot conceal.
 
2. Using your ring finger, tap a small amount of highlighter at the top of your cheekbones, following a "C" shape around your eyes. Try Marc Jacobs Beauty's Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter, $63.) Dab any leftover product at your cupid's bow to add balance.

3. Sweep a shimmer-free bronzer just underneath the cheekbones to emphasise your natural bone structure. (We used Marc Jacobs Beauty's Limited Edition O!Mega Bronze Coconut Perfect Tan Bronzer, $72.) 

4. Finish off with a glow-boosting makeup setting spray. Marc Jacobs Beauty's Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist ($61), delivers all-over radiance.  

THE FINISHED LOOK

PHOTO:

Sevak Babakhani 

Fashion credit: By Johnny Dress (Coming soon)

Talent: Katie Sullivan; Photographer: Sevak Babakhani; Makeup: Jasmin Lo; Hair: Anthony Nader for Oribe; Styling: Amanda Stavropoulos; Creative Direction: Lisa Patulny.

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