An example of glowy makeup achieved with a highlighter

Should You Be Applying Your Highlighter with a Brush or Just Your Fingers?

Every day we come across new makeup trends and new makeup launches on social media, but you know how they say old is gold? Makeup applicators lie precisely in that category. For as long as we can remember, people have either used makeup brushes or their fingers to apply makeup. But if you had to pick one, which one would it be?

Here’s talking glowy makeup, highlighters, and the two most commonly used applicators:

1. Applying a Highlight with a Brush

For most makeup artists, good-quality makeup brushes are their first preference for applying powder products. Brushes are largely preferred due to their versatility and ability to apply cream, liquid, and powder formulas evenly.

A fluffy brush or a fanned angled brush may be used to deposit small amounts of the product evenly. This eliminates any chances of sporting an unnatural shine that makes you resemble the tin man. However, for more precise application of the highlighter, such as in the inner corners of your eyes or the center of your eyelid, you can switch to smaller eyeshadow brushes that really pack the product in place.

Khuraira Vert Ombre Trio Eye Colors includes a highlight shade for the inner corners of the eye

2. Apply a Highlighter with Fingers

Some makeup lovers swear by their highlighter applying more richly and smoothly with their fingers. Brushes tend to deposit particles of the highlighter by loosely dispersing them in the desired region; this makes the pigment appear less bold and packed together. On the other hand, the warmth of the fingers allows the product to really blend into the skin and create a more intense sheen. Try swirling your finger in the highlighter and then patting the product directly onto your cheekbones, cupid’s bow, brow bone, and bridge of the nose.

Applying highlighter with a brush

Soon to Launch

Khuraira Airbrush Kit is a professional and portable tool

Khuraira Cosmetics is all set to launch its airbrush highlighters this summer in bronze, gold, and pearl! This is best paired with the award-winning portable airbrush makeup kit and HD airbrush foundation that you can purchase for $250 on or via Amazon. Khuraira Cosmetics manufactures makeup for various skin types and conditions such as uneven skin tone, dark circles, signs of aging, blemishes, and scarring. To stay connected, follow Khuraira Cosmetics on TikTok.

Khuraira Musa, a former celebrity makeup artist, launched the boutique and flagship store for Khuraira Cosmetics in Tenafly, New Jersey, in 2008. She then became an online makeup service provider to allow her lips,  face, and eyes makeup products to reach customers nationwide.

KhurairaWe’ve also launched the Khuraira Affiliate Program for exclusive makeup wardrobing services. Our makeup experts can visit you at home, or you can book your appointment at our flagship location in Tenafly to help you de-clutter your makeup stash and educate you about your skin so that you only buy the right makeup products.

Khuraira Musa has been a celebrity makeup artist and expert for well over 20 years. In 2008, she founded the eponymous Khuraira Cosmetics, a boutique and flagship store for locally-made makeup products based in New Jersey.

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