“Pre-Highlighting” Is The Secret To Truly Glowing Skin
Laura Lee - January 20, 2020

Have You Earned Your Tomorrow

By Edgar Guest

Is anybody happier because you passed his way? Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today? This day is almost over, and its toiling time is through; Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word of you?

Did you give a cheerful greeting to the friend who came along? Or a churlish sort of "Howdy" and then vanish in the throng? Were you selfish pure and simple as you rushed along the way, Or is someone mighty grateful for a deed you did today?

Can you say tonight, in parting with the day that's slipping fast, That you helped a single brother of the many that you passed? Is a single heart rejoicing over what you did or said; Does a man whose hopes were fading now with courage look ahead?

Did you waste the day, or lose it, was it well or sorely spent? Did you leave a trail of kindness or a scar of discontent? As you close your eyes in slumber do you think that God would say, You have earned one more tomorrow by the work you did today?

Like all makeup users know, it’s rather difficult keeping a natural highlighter on. Why you makeup-free people ask? Because all that natural highlighter pretty much melts away after you’ve finished your makeup. Then you’re forced to re-apply it to your skin with a cream illuminator or shine stick. And even that might disappear by lunchtime.


As it turns out, there’s a clever makeup hack to achieve a natural-looking glow that radiates through foundation, concealer, and setting powder. According to Nikki DeRoest, a celebrity makeup artist, the trick is called pre-highlighting. It’s even a major skincare secret among her star-studded clientele.


“The single technique that makes skin look naturally radiant, both in person through an iPhone camera, is implementing the pre-highlight,” she told Refinery29 of her now-signature glowy aesthetic (as seen on celebs and supermodels like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Hailey Bieber, and Shanina Shaik).


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DeRoest told Refinery29 the technique is straightforward: you simply highlight the skin before makeup. “After I apply a priming moisturizer to the skin— the Bobbi Brown Vitamin-Enriched Face Base is my go-to — I’ll rub liquid highlighter all over the cheekbones, up on the forehead, down the nose, and a little bit on the chin,” she explains. “I’ll either use the Chantecaille Lumiere highlighter or By Terry’s Brightening CC serum, which are both illuminating liquids that coat the skin with light-reflecting pigments. Next, I’ll move onto foundation and concealer.”