Makeup is not just about using colors on your face, it is about using highlights to contour your face. Makeup can help you shape your face, highlight your beauty, make you look younger, and bring out your best features. Using highlighting makeup can help make you look more awake and beautiful. It doesn’t take a professional or a lot of makeup to create this effect.

Things You'll Need

Clean your face completely before applying any makeup. Use a good exfoliator, and then apply a moisturizer. The moisturizer will help keep your skin smooth and soft while holding the makeup better. Use your magnifying mirror to apply your highlighting makeup.

Apply some of the white eye shadow to your sponge makeup applicator. Begin by gently pressing the sponge onto the areas of your face that need highlighting: under your eyes, just under your eyebrows, on the sides of your nose, under your nose, on the inner corner of your eyes, and in the middle of your forehead. Use the sponge applicator to blend the makeup until it is almost unnoticeable.

Apply the rest of your makeup as usual. Using highlighting makeup is a great way to have a natural look. Use neutral shades for your eye shadows and blushes. Browns and pinks make great natural looks. Choose these for your eye shadows and blushes. Your lipstick should also be neutral in color. Something that is a shade brighter than your natural lip color is perfect.


  • If you can’t find a white eye shadow, you can use a foundation that is two shades lighter than your skin tone.