How to Apply Liquid Highlighter

Published in: Beauty Tips, Makeup Tips/How To, Video

I wanted to make a little video showing how I apply liquid highlighter, and wouldn’t ya know it? — I decided to do it today, a horrendous day for my dark circles, yippee!


It’s just been one of THOSE days…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Jayzel says:

    hey ! i found your website through google and i just have to say that i absolutely ADORE you ! hahaha i just started paying closer attention to my makeup and all of your tips def helped me a lot. so keep doing your thing girl =]

    <3 Jayzel

  2. Rae says:

    Lovely tut as usual! I was wondering if you could post before/after pics if you have a minute? I’m thinking about buying High Beam and I’m wondering how much of a difference it really makes – it’s a little hard to tell in video quality!

    Thanks either way, hon!

    Rae´s last blog post..Coming back with a vengance.

  3. Archelle says:

    I’m going to try this with Revlon Skinlights. I have a tube and I am never quite sure what to do with it. Thanks!

  4. meimei says:

    This is a great tutorial! Thanks!

    meimei´s last blog post..Mama’s Got a Brand New Bag

  5. Vanessa H says:

    Hi Karen,
    Thank you so much for the post! I’m going to buy high beam 🙂

    I just tried Queen Helene’s Grape Seed Extract peel mask…and it is pretty awesome. My face feels refreshed and my pores look so clean! The peeling was kinda gross to see, but it worked!

  6. Tali says:

    I love High beam and Moon Beam for highlighting.
    I also recently learnt that the Touche eclat is not a concealer but a highlighter (thats why it never worked on me) So ive started mixing it with my beams for a nice less shimery result.

    Your Brown, purple eye look you posted by the way is your best look ever. Its so soft and sultry!!

  7. Mariana says:

    Hi Karen! I dicovered your site days ago and I´m already a huge fan!! You´re great!! Kisses from Argentina.

  8. Gina says:

    i think Tabs should have a cameo in your next video! 🙂

    Gina´s last blog post..Simply Put

  9. Jen says:

    LOL “Go forth and be glowy.” Words to live by.

    Thanks for the tutorial!

  10. Karen says:

    Hi Jayzel,

    Thanks, hon! 🙂 Makeup is fun, isn’t it? What are your favorite brands?

  11. Karen says:

    Hi Rae,

    Yeah, the vid was more to show technique. I’ll be happy to post up pics!

    Have a good Tuesday!

  12. Karen says:

    Hi Archelle,

    You’re welcome! I use to have a tube of Skinlights years ago and I remember really liking it. I hope this technique works for ya. 🙂

  13. Karen says:

    Hi Meimei,

    Glad you liked it!

  14. Karen says:

    Hi Vanessa H.,

    Queen Helene makes some great drugstore skin stuff! When my face was super oily I loved their Mint Julep mask. The peeling one sounds neat… and weirdly satisfying. 🙂

  15. Karen says:

    Hi Tali,

    Sooo many women love Touche Eclat. It never quite worked for me, either. Maybe next time I go to the makeup counter I’ll try doing some mixing, too. 🙂

    Oh, and thanks for saying that — I was having an off day yesterday and I just couldn’t tell if it was/wasn’t working because my camera decided to go nuts, LOL.

  16. Karen says:

    Hi Mariana,

    It’s good to meet you! I hope we get to chat again soon. 🙂

  17. Karen says:

    Hi Gina,

    I’ll try to get him to make an appearance. I keep asking him, but he keeps telling me to “get in touch with his assistant,” ha!

  18. Karen says:

    Hi Jen,

    You’re welcome! 🙂

  19. Dao says:

    You are so adorable! I used to be infatuated with that liquid highlighter but my oily skin said no so I’m sticking to the powder for now 🙂 It’s really amazing how a bit of highlighting here and there can change how you look.

    Dao´s last blog post..NYC Chroma Face Glow: Glow like J.Lo

  20. Glosslizard says:

    Karen, I do love your videos! Not only do they contain excellent information, but it’s like getting to spend a little time with Karen in my own living room! 🙂

    P.S. As highlighters go, I lurve High Beam!

  21. Karen says:

    Hi Dao,

    I agree. What are your favorite highlighting powders?

  22. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Aww, thanks! Now if only there was a way to spend time sharing virtual snacks like chocolate, LOL!

    High Beam is such an old school goody. Have you ever used it with Benetint on the cheeks?

  23. Stephie says:

    Wonderful vid, I’ve been thinking of investing in some highlighters so this really helps. I love your FOTD as well, gonna have to rock that look when I get back to school. And OMGeez. Speaking of a JLo glow, did you see her at the Golden Globes? She was one hot mama in the gold version of that infamous green/blue dress she wore years back.

  24. Alicia says:

    Thanks for your review! Love all your videos. Your so cute! Do these highlighters clog pores?

  25. Karen says:

    Hi Stephie,

    Seriously smokin’! She’s waay to hot for Marc Anthony, LOL.

    Oh, and I must confess: I kinda like her perfumes, too.

  26. Karen says:

    Hi Alicia,

    I have sensitive skin and High Beam hasn’t broken me out.

  27. Dao says:

    Ah, I don’t really have a favorite highlighter but the mineral glows that I have seem to do the job quite well.

    Dao´s last blog post..NYC Chroma Face Glow: Glow like J.Lo

  28. fidigum says:

    I don’t have a highlighter… I do have MAC’s cream colour base in luna and it does the trick marvelously!!

  29. vanillabear says:

    Hi Karen,

    I was just wondering when in the whole process you’re supposed to apply highlighter. Is it before or after foundation? And if after, is it before powder? I’m a make up rookie..

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