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Hiding stray brow hairs is just one of highlighter's many talents.

7 Things You Never Knew You Could Do With Highlighter

If we handed out superlatives for beauty products, highlighter would probably win most versatile: It can make cheekbones magically appear and lips look plumper, giving your face that radiant, lit-from-within quality. After you’ve nailed the basics of applying it, you can move on to mastering some of the lesser-known but equally amazing applications (it can even help disguise wrinkles!). The results are nothing short of illuminating.

Tidy Up Unruly Brows

1 If it’s been weeks since you last tweezed, fear not: Strategically applied highlighter can conceal stray brow hairs and create the appearance of clean, sculpted arches. Pick up Chella’s Highlighter Pencil and trace a line above and below each brow (or wherever you have errant hairs), then blend with your fingers.

Smooth Away Wrinkles

2 If you have laugh lines or forehead creases that you’re not a fan of (and who is?), soften their appearance by filling in the lines using a subtle, nude highlighter like the Chella pencil. Draw directly onto the creases and blend with your fingertips to make the grooves appear less deep.

Breathe New Life Into Old Shadow

3 Give blah shadow a sparkly update by combining it with a shimmery highlighter. We like mixing loose powder with a liquid formula like Cynthia Rowley Beauty's Brightening Illuminator for a dewy finish. Use a small brush to swirl your shadow in a pea-sized amount of highlighter until you get a creamy consistency.

Banish Dark Circles

4 Dark circles may not seem like something you’d want to highlight, but a brightening stick can actually cancel out discoloration better than some traditional concealers. Jouer’s Luminizing Liquid Highlighter has light-reflecting pigments to counteract purple and blue under-eye bags and is packed with antioxidants to smooth out bags over time. Dab a small amount under the eye and use your ring finger to delicately tap and blend it across.

Get a Head-to-Toe Glow

5 Highlighter isn't just for your face! Mix a pea-sized amount of pearlescent liquid formula like Jelly Pong Pong's Glow Getter Highlighter into your regular body lotion to give your skin a subtle, all-over shimmer before you jet off on that spring getaway.

Prevent Your Lipstick from Feathering

6 Smudged lipstick is nobody’s friend. If you don’t have a lip primer handy, trace your lips with a highlighter pencil like Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Highlighting Duo Pencil before applying a bold shade to keep your color inside the lines.

Fake a Good Night’s Sleep

7 You can't always get the doctor-recommended 7 to 9 hours, but your coworkers don't need to know. For instant perkiness, trace the waterline around your eye with Chella’s Highlighter Pencil or Anastasia Beverly Hills' Highlighting Duo Pencil. The effect is like downing a triple espresso—minus the caffeine jitters.

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