Everyone is crazy for contouring, right? If done correctly, it can add so much definition and bring out your natural bone structure. Common question:
Molly, should I use a highlighter on boudoir day?
The kind of highlighter most of y'all mean is "strobing"- a powder, liquid, or cream you use to add shimmer to your cheekbones, bridge of your nose, under your eyebrows, and even to your forehead and chin. The idea is to give your skin that "glow", dewy finish to make you look younger and more radiant.
Here's the thing...
In front of the camera, unless you have FLAWLESS skin, too much strobing will just highlight all the little bumps, scars, and pores you're trying so hard to hide. NO! In the end, it's up to you. But for most people, I recommend a matte highlighter for contouring (just use foundation a few shades lighter than your skin tone) and a light dusting of shimmer on cheekbones and bridge of nose only- if anything. Opt out of white/ iridescent products, and go for shimmer that is closer to your skin tone.
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