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I’m a makeup expert, you used highlighter wrong and why you should never apply it directly to your face

EVERYONE who applies liquid highlighter as part of their makeup routine has undoubtedly been doing so for ages.

But now a makeup expert has slammed the tried-and-true technique of applying it directly to the skin with a brush, before revealing her alternative guide to nailing the look.

A beauty fanatic and makeup expert showed how to apply highlighter the right way — and not the way you did it

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A beauty fanatic and makeup expert showed how to apply highlighter the right way — and not the way you did itPhoto credit: tiktok/@amelia0livia

When beauty fanatic Amelia Olivia, known as @amelia0livia on TikTok, was asked by one of her 698,000 followers why her liquid highlighter doesn’t blend properly, Amelia was there to clear up the common makeup issue.

She posted a video response of her dabbing the makeup onto her skin with the brush that came with it.

Then she said, “Please stop putting liquid highlighter on like that.

“People always ask why their liquid highlighter doesn’t work on them, why it gets flaky, cakey and blotchy — and that’s because you apply it directly to your base look.”

She then offered her solution, explaining that highlighter was really just meant to be applied by hand and a damp beauty sponge.

Amelia continued, “My perfect way of applying it is to apply it to your hand.”

She then demonstrated to her followers what she meant by drawing a highlighter on the palm of her hand.

The TikTok star continued, “Then scoop up with a damp sponge and then fill in the excess and press and massage into the skin.

After completing the last step, Amelia said, “It will just melt like butter and you will have a glassy skin finish.

“I put it on absolutely everything and it will look like you’ve just put on your skincare – it’s stunning.”

Other beauty fans were quick to comment on the post, thanking Amelia for coming to their rescue.

One wrote: “Thanks for telling me that, I was wondering where I’m going wrong.” Another said, “Thanks for that I fought!”

Amelia says you should put the highlighter in the palm of your hand

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Amelia says you should put the highlighter in the palm of your handPhoto credit: tiktok/@amelia0livia
Then massage the liquid into the skin with a damp sponge

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Then massage the liquid into the skin with a damp spongePhoto credit: tiktok/@amelia0livia
You will then get a radiant, flawless finish

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You will then get a radiant, flawless finishPhoto credit: tiktok/@amelia0livia

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Jessica MacLeish

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