Shine On: Celebrity Makeup Artist Mickey See Teaches Us How To Highlight Like A Pro
Mickey See has been in the industry for quite a while now, and to say that his works are some of the most recognized is an understatement. Apart from being one of the most sought-after makeup artists in the bridal industry, Mickey has also made a name for himself by beautifying some of our favorite faces in show business: Jolina Magdangal, Pia Wurtzbach, Janella Salvador, Denise Laurel, Megan Young, Kelsey Merritt, and of course, his muse, the one and only Liza Soberano.
For us, Mickey's touch is one that can be described as that undeniable "celebrity glow". It isn't one that's easily replicated, and one that is worth learning for sure. His muses all transform into their best beautiful—with punctuated eyes, beautiful skin, and his signature highlight! His magic touch is able to create a lit-from-within look that's covetable. Lucky for us, he shares with us his pro tips on how to highlight a la Mickey See! Read on to find out how:
1. Don’t put too much foundation or powder before applying highlighter.
You want your foundation and highlighter to blend well together. The goal is to make you skin still look luminous, not cakey.
Fenty Beauty Kilawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo, Sephora.ph
2. There are different kinds of highlighters, and sometimes, you can even use eyeshadow or bronzer with shimmer to create the same effect.
Just make sure it does not end up looking glittery. Aim for an effortless glow!
Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Face Highlighter, SM Megamall
3. Be mindful of where you place highlighter on your face.
Think of where light usually hits your face: Your brow bone, the corners of your eyes, nose bridge, the area above your cheekbones, cupid’s bow, and a little on your chin. Use a flat brush or a fan brush to apply product.
Guerlain Meteorites - Light Revealing Pearls of Powder, Greenbelt 5
4. Choose your shade wisely.
Morenas should go for golden, bronze-y tones, while mestiza or fair-skinned ladies should opt for white, beige, or even pink.
Wander Beauty On-the-Glow Blush and Illuminator, Sephora.ph
Lead photos via Mickey See