How to get glass skin using liquid highlighter

According to TikTok

BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / March 28 2022

If you’ve ever struggled to apply liquid highlighter, you’re not alone. 

Whenever we try to apply the stuff to our faces, our makeup always ends up looking like a cakey, patchy mess in about two seconds flat.

Turns out it’s because we’ve been approaching the process all wrong.  And according to TikToker Amelia Olivia, our poor results are “because you are applying it directly onto your base.”

In a handy tutorial, the beauty guru gave us the lowdown on how to turn patchy liquid highlighter into glass skin, and it’s actually really simple…

“Apply it on to your hand like this,” explained Olivia in the video as she ran her applicator pipette over the palm of her hand to dispense a thin layer of liquid highlighter.

“[Then] use the bum of a damp beauty sponge to pick some [product] up and then tap off the excess,” she instructed. “Then press and massage it into the skin.” 

The result? “It’s going to melt in like butter and you’re going to get a glass skin finish,” she explained. 

“I apply it absolutely everywhere,” she said as she gestured to the high points of her face. “It’s going to make you look like you just have your skin care on. It is stunning.”

“If you struggle with liquid highlighter, try this and thank me later,” she quipped to her audience.

Want to see Amelia Olivia try this one out yourself? Check out her tutorial below:

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Main image credit: @ameliaolivia09

Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).