How To Highlight This Autumn!

Hey lovelies!

Some of you may be sitting there wondering what a weird post this is and thinking how I could possibly have thought this would be a good idea. My reasoning behind this post, however, focuses on the idea that we may experiment with makeup all year round, but there are always those specific shades that we use each season, for example: in Autumn we tend to wear colours like brown, burnt orange and burgundy - to name but a few!

Without Highlight (Above)
This got me thinking, it's all mapped out for us when it comes to makeup! Everything from the type of contour we have to the thickness of our brows and the lengths of our lashes is all decided for us but with highlight, I often feel a little clueless. Should I be wearing more highlight in Autumn because the trend is to have matte skin so I have to get my own glow on? Or am I meant to wear less highlight in Autumn and more in Summer to amp up my already glowy face? These are the real questions people!!

I am in no way an excessive highlight-erer (so not a word but I'm going with it haha) but I do love to have that beautiful shimmer that helps to accentuate the cheek bones and give you that radiant glow without having to sweat your face off! I feel that applying highlight is a treat for me, it's not one of my basic steps in my makeup routine nor is it an excuse for me to look like a glitterball to outshine everybody else...see what I did there? I'm totally making myself laugh but oh well!

With Highlight (Above)
We're always told to highlight in the areas where the sun would hit our face but seeing as there's less sunshine in Autumn and more of an overcast glare from the skies above, I'm left confused by the fact that I am left to my own devices to decide the fate of my artificial facial shine. I mean, you can see in the photo above that I have personally decided to highlight the bridge and tip of my nose, my cheekbones, browbone, the inner corners of my eyes, and my cupid's bow and a tiny bit above my brows (imagine a curved arc motion).

I can understand that listing all of that does sound excessive when you put it all together but I think there is a difference between putting it on a lot of areas and applying a lot of it. I hope you're following! My thought here lies solely on the idea that I could apply my highlight in all the same places but really paint it on like I'm going to town to the point where it looks heavy and over-the-top compared to if I was to apply a light layer of it which would appear more subtle.

I must admit though that I do adore highlighter! I feel as if it can make any look work and puts you in a better mood, especially if you think your makeup is looking a little bit boring or "meh" as I like to say. Personally, highlighting for me this season will definitely consist of a more amped up glow than the one I had in Summer because, as many of you know, sweating in a hot country on holiday can give you enough shine to last for a month so highlight is not strictly necessary!

Let me know your highlight routine in the comment section down below! Do you go to town with the glow or like to leave it natural looking? I want to hear your thoughts and ideas!



  1. I’m so glad you made a post about this, as I am totally clueless on what to do 🤦‍♀️ part of me thinks that since we’re going for browns and oranges, maybe a gold highlight might be better in autumn then white/silver? But then I think again and I’m like, gold is a very summer colour so am I just being stupid? 🙄 I’m definitely going to keep highlighting, but I might experiment between highlighters and see what feels best! I may even go for a cream highlight so it’s more of a matte, subtle glow!

    Beka |

    1. Ahahaha exactly, the whole conversation has left me confused by it all! I'm always more of a silver highlight person to be honest and love a powder one for sure, I haven't quite mastered the cream highlights! xx



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