How does Jaw Lighting work for a defined jaw like Bella Hadid?
Clear definitions are now of the utmost importance, not only in communication - because in this way you can prevent misunderstandings. As far as beauty trends are concerned, clear lines are also used in eyeliner, well-defined colors in eye make-up, and defined cheeks with a glow. The latter has received a great boost, especially in recent years, because the highlighter is credited with making the skin glow naturally like no other make-up tool. Actress Phoebe Dynevor, who plays the benevolent main character Daphne in the hit series "Bridgerton", has already perfected the glow on her cheeks, which she demonstrated on various public occasions alongside film colleague Regé‑Jean Page. A new beauty trend for 2022 is now drawing attention, which also promises highlights and glows, but is dedicated to the so-called jawline.
As so often recently, a special photo that model Bella Hadid recently posted on her Instagram account went viral on TikTok - in which she shows herself with friends. So far so good. Her look is kept in the style of the 90s; The 25-year-old skilfully combined the dress with a V-neckline and a round glittering belt with white boots, and her dark hair was twisted into a casual bun from which a few strands fell out. But what really made it special was that Bella Hadid's jawline was perfectly accentuated. The shimmer on the cheekbones and especially along the jawline contoured the face and made it look well-defined and bold. The start of a new beauty trend called Jaw Lighting!
Did you know that cheek highlighters played an important role in theater and film acting in the 1920s and 30s? They ended up filming or performing indoors where natural light wasn't available. By using a highlighter, facial features such as the cheekbones could be defined. And other contours, such as the nose and chin area, were also wanted to be highlighted and emphasized at the time. So the beauty trend around Jaw Lighting is no longer so new - but is currently being picked up again, as Bella Hadid proves best, to ensure clear lines and definition in the face.
With Jaw Lighting, it is important to use a highlighter that is particularly similar to your own skin tone and only leaves a gentle shimmer. In this way, the chin area can be emphasized in the most natural way - in contrast, the highlighter for the cheekbones can include soft pink or peach tones so that the skin there looks fresher. Apart from that, Jaw Lighting is quite easy to create and doesn't require any special makeup knowledge. So first a primer is applied, then the lateral jawbones should be contoured and well veneered. A particularly creamy contouring pencil also creates a pleasant contrast to the slightly lighter shade above and defines the face. Now it's time for the beauty trend: Simply place the highlighter along the jawline and then gently blend it in with your fingers. Highlighter sticks or liquid highlighter creams work best at this point.
Tip: Like Bella Hadid: The shimmering jawline is probably best with hair that is pulled up or styled like a bun or bun, as it draws attention to the face.