According to Chloe Morello, highlighting specific points on your face will draw attention to the highlighted features and away from the forehead. “You can highlight your chin to make it more prominent, as well as your cheekbones,” she shares in her YouTube video. “If those areas are radiant and eye-catching, it will attract more attention there.” She cautions against highlighting your forehead if you’re trying to distract from it. Instead, she suggests mattifying the area “so it doesn’t catch the light.”
Vogue provides a scoop that highlighter celebrity makeup artists tend to gravitate towards. “One of my favorite highlighters is the Chanel Poudre Lumiere because it’s buildable and adds the perfect amount of glow to the skin,” shares Carola Gonzalez, whose clientele includes Kerry Washington and Priyanka Chopra.
Artist Nam Vo tends to prefer the Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette. “This Dior palette can be layered to look more subtle or for a blinding glow – it’s very buildable, works on all skin tones, and I like to use the deepest copper shade as a blush or contour,” she shares, while Adrea Tiller gravitates to Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duo, touting, “It’s universal and looks great on all skin tones and textures.”