How to Highlight a Round Face
The combination of a good highlighting product and the right technique can quickly shape and brighten your face. The techniques to apply highlight differ for each face shape. If you’re trying to highlight a round face, use these tips and tricks to get that perfect glow.
Step Number 1: Find the Right Product
First step: find the right highlight. I’ve found that highlights with peachy and gold undertones work well on almost all skin tones. My favorite highlighers are the L’Oreal True Match Lumi Glow Amour Glow Boosting Drops in Golden Hour, and the Wet ‘n’ Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Power in Precious Petal. With liquid highlighers, you can lightly dab it onto your face using your ring finger. With powder highlighters, a fan brush works well.
Step Number 2: It’s All About the Angles
Keep in mind that a highlighting product is meant to highlight and bring forward your facial features. This means that you will want to add a highlight to the bridge of your nose, your cheek bones, under your brows, and a little bit to your cupids bow. The key to highlighting a round face is all about the angle the product is placed on your cheekbones. By starting near your eyes and highlighting in a more vertical-diagonal line instead of doing a horizontal one. This technique will give the illusion of a longer face rather than a round face. Just remember: the more horizontal the highlight is, the more of a wider appearance the effect will give.
Highlighting is just one part of the many ways you can use makeup to help define your facial features. If you’re looking to learn how to highlight and contour a round face watch this video. This “How to Highlight and Contour a Round Face” video uses all drugstore products and breaks the techniques down, step by step.