You Asked, We Answered: How To Highlight Like A Pro

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Ever look in the mirror and feel like your skin is a bit ... blah? It's not awful, and hey there are no pimples in sight (hallelujah!), but it's looking just a bit lackluster, tired, and why does that morning under-eye concealer never seem to last? Well, we've all been there. But the thing you may not have realized is that the key to turning it all around lies in one simple product: the highlighter.

Ironically enough, it’s the one product that every girl already owns, like reader Caitlin from NYC. She asks, “I am obsessed with my By Terry Touche Veloutée, but I'm not really sure how it should be used. Can you help?” I sure can! I consider the highlighting pen to be the holy grail of makeup, and I've got a number of ways to put this to work. Read on to shine.
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For Your Eyes
To diminish dark circles, apply a swipe under your eyes. You can also apply it all over the eyelids to create a more “open eye” effect that is especially useful when eyes are tired (when are they not?). Or, you can dab it just in the inner corners for a similar, but more subtle effect. Finally, try swiping a line above the brows to elevate the entire eye area.

For Your Nose
A vertical line down the center bridge of your nose will instantly create a slimming, straighter bridge effect. Extend that line up to your lower forehead, then feather it upward in a "V" shape to give your face a natural glow. You can also swipe bronzer on either side of your nose to create more definition.

For Your Lips
Line around your lips as well as your cupid's bow to draw focus to your lips and make them appear fuller.

For Your Face
Adding highlighter to the top of your cheekbones will help illuminate your face and create contour. You can also use it to camouflage any laugh lines, so apply where needed — and keep laughing.

Do you have any pressing beauty questions you want answered? Type 'em in and we'll feature your question — and answer! — here on Beauty Nation.

By Terry Touche Veloutée, $58, available at BeautyBar; Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat Radiant Touch, $40, available at Sephora; LORAC Touch-Up To Go, $28, available at Sephora; Estée Lauder Ideal Light Brush-on Illuminator; $27.50, available at Nordstrom; Koh Gen Do Liquid Treatment Concealer, $48, available at Sephora; Dolce & Gabbana The Concealer Perfect Finish Concealer, $37, available at Sephora; Dermablend Quick-Fix Illuminator Multi-purpose Concealer & Highlighter, $25, available at Macy's; We See Beauty Make Skin Illuminator, $34, available at We See Beauty.