Leave it to Jennifer Lopez to amaze us with an I-was-born-with-it glow every time she hits the red carpet. But unlike J.Lo, mere mortals like you and me don’t have an arsenal of makeup artists at our fingertips.
That's why we love highlighters, one of those glow-enhancing products that once you have tried, you just can’t go back to your old self. To get the most out of it, three Latina beauty bloggers and influencers spill their secrets to get an always-on-point canvas.
1. Urban Decay After Glow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter in Sin
“I have sensitive skin, and it’s a challenge for me to keep it hydrated, so I try to pick a delicate highlighter with a bit of shimmer to mimic a natural glow. I prefer warm, golden hues. If I want a more intense color, I apply it with my fingers. For a soft, blended finish, I use a big brush.” — Sandra Cires, SandraCirestArt
2. The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer
“As with most Latinas, my skin is a mix of everything, so pimples can give me trouble every now and then. That’s why I try to avoid highlighters over my cheekbones when I have them. I don’t usually wear powdered forms, but in some cases I apply some with a little brush on the upper side of my face.” — Vicky Alvarez, VickyAlvarez
3. Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal
“My skin is on the dry side and very sensible. Hyperpigmentation and scars due to acne are my biggest issues. Of course, I have to be extra careful when applying highlighters – if I apply them over my scars, it will just make them stand out more! Considering my pale complexion, I tend to wear lighter colors. I feel I can’t wear too much, so natural tends to work better for me. I use my fingers to tap liquid highlighters and a fluffy brush for the powdered form.” — Gaby Aleixandre, VoguishDiet