One method is to apply cream highlighter first and then layer powder highlighter on top. If you have oily skin, just use powder highlighter to avoid looking excessively shiny. Check out a video tutorial from Desi Perkins here!
How to make the perfect messy bun. Gather hair into high ponytail. Take 2 sections and gently twist. Either hold with fingers or secure with clear elastic. Then gently wrap the twisted pony around the base and secure with bobby pins
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