How to use illuminator in 5 easy steps

Clinique's colour artist Florrie White tells us how to get that celebrity glow


by Jessica Anais Rach |
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Illuminator works on all skin tones, but it’s important to find the right shade for you.

Those with pale skin should pick pearly shades, those with olive skin should go for warmer golden shades and those with darker skin should go for more bronze shades. Think of the highlight as being moonlight on pale skin and golden sunlight at sunset on darker skins.

Clinique's highlighter comes in 3 shades at £22 each
Clinique's highlighter comes in 3 shades at £22 each

Apply illuminator with finger tips over the apples of the cheeks and melt it into the skin and up to the temples. This will make sure that the product works with and into the skin instead of sitting on top of the skin giving your make up trick away!

To make eyes pop apply a dab of illuminator into the inner eye socket to brighten the area, open up the eyes and make you look more awake.

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Create an illusion of a fuller lip by applying highlighter just over the Cupid’s Bow and slightly up the ridges between the lips and the nose (the philtrum), this play with light will give the effect of a plump lip.

Accentuate the features of your face by enhancing the shape and arch of your brows by adding a little highlighter under the arch and outer end of your brow and refine the width of your nose by adding a fine line of highlighter down the middle of the bridge of your nose.. voila!

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