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Highlighter recommendations please. But not too shimmery - I'm 42
Benefit Dandelion Shy Beam is a matte highlighter that isn't sparkly or shimmery. Just lovely and subtle. It's a liquid. If you prefer a powder maybe have a look at the Hourglass Ambient Lights powders, they have a sheen but no sparkle
Remus I haven’t got Shybeam but I have got lots of other liquid and powder highlights. With liquids just dot a tiny amount (about 3 small dots) along the top of your cheekbones after you’ve done your blusher, powders, sweep a small amount in the same place, blend until you can just see a slight highlight when you turn your head. That’s how I’d start off, if you watch practically any YouTube makeup video you’ll see loads of highlighter used on the cheeks, down the nose, on the top lip, on the top of the nose etc, that’s fine if that’s the look you want but I’d start off with just a tiny bit on the cheekbone and go from there.
I'm far too lazy to piss about with a separate highlighter and blusher but Burts Bees lip shimmer works for me. It was a happy accident - didn't work on my lips but spot on for my cheekbones and, as the name suggests, has a very subtle shimmer but nothing too full-on.