GET THE LOOK | Highlighting the Inner Corner of the Eye

The technique of adding a highlighting product to the inner corner of the eyelid is a make-up artist favourite. Blending a bit of light shimmer in this area helps to catch the light and draw more attention into your eyes. If you examine photos of professional make-up closer, you’ll likely see this popular technique in action.

For the application, I like to use a small, natural-bristled eyeshadow brush, as the smaller surface area of the brush helps give you better control over where the eyeshadow goes. For the highlighting eyeshadow, I either opt for MAC’s StarFlash Eyeshadow in Grand Entrance or Inglot’s Eyeshadow in #541, which both appear as soft peaches in their containers. Once applied and blended to the inner corner, they add a neutral and subtle shimmer. I prefer using these peach shades for all my applications, as it’s tends to be more flattering on all skin tones than a shimmery white highlighter. The highlighting eyeshadow should be blended well enough so you don’t see any harsh lines of where it starts and where it begins. Rather, when you move your head at different angles, you should see the highlighting eyeshadow catch the light.


  • Applied too much?
    Don’t fret. Just grab a clean blender brush and use it to blend and buff off excess product.
  • Keep the look professional.
    Remember the importance of concealer, as drawing attention to uncovered dark circles would defeat the purpose of this look! Make sure the brows are well-groomed and use eyeliner/eyeshadow to add further dimension to complete your eye make-up look.

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