highlighting

[ hahy-lahy-ting ]
/ ˈhaɪˌlaɪ tɪŋ /

noun

a hair dyeing technique in which dye is applied to parts of the hair for a naturally lighter and contrasting appearance.
a makeup application style in which a cosmetic powder or cream is applied to the face in places where light would naturally hit, as the cheeks, forehead, chin, and center of the nose, to create a glowing effect.

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Origin of highlighting

First recorded in 1955–60; highlight + -ing1
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