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How to use highlighter when you have oily skin

Many people say that highlighters will never work together with combo or oily skin. Like if your skin produces too much oil highlighter will turn makeup into a whole mess. That is partially true, but even if your skin is super oily, there is always a little room for glowing skin products. 

Here are a couple of simple tricks to turn highlighter from a bitter enemy to a nice fellow. 

First, pay much attention to quality and texture of the product you are going to use. Stick to those highlighters that are finely melted and contain extremely small glittery particles. The reason is that usually girls with combination or oily skin tend to have large pores, pimples etc. Things may get worse with appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and that’s where the situation becomes really tricky. On texturized skin shimmery highlighters simply exaggerate imperfections and turn makeup into a mess. While the ones with almost no visible shiny particles add healthy glow to your skin without making it look greasy. So if you choose between various finishes stick to satin rather than to frosty or shimmery ones. 

Secondly, pay attention to the parts of the face you are going to highlight. Usually, highlighter should be applied onto those areas that kind of protrude. These are the center of the forehead, bridge of the nose, cupids bow, center of the chin, brow bone, inner corner of the eye, and, finally, cheekbones. This scheme works super good for girls having normal and dry skin (with minor changes for the latter).

However, with oily skin you have to change it depending on how oily the skin actually is. Apply highlighter to those areas producing less possible amount of sebum and avoid those, that become oily pretty quick. If the T-zone is where you get oily the most, apply highlighter on your cheekbones, on the brow bone, on the inner corner of the eye and cupids bow instead. If the area around you lips or your cheekbones become oily as well, then add some shine to your eyes. Actually, there is no rule for everyone here since every skin is different, but I guess the general idea here is clear.  

I hope that now you will make friends with highlighters, if you have not already, and let them settle down in your beauty cases. 

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