You know, I never used to be a highlighter person. If anything, I’d always lean towards matte highlighters because I thought shimmery ones would look too harsh in daily life. But no! I’ve currently been experimenting with shimmery highlighters, and yes – some of the chunkier/glittery ones can look pretty dreadful. When done correctly, they give you this incredible sheen that comes second to none. I felt like I’d stumbled on a gold mine (literally). Here are my top 5 reasons to rock that highlighter this summer, whether you’re trying it for the first time or looking for yet another one to add to your collection.
Make that cheekbone pop.
Grabbing your highlighter stick and smushing it all over the top of your cheekbone – probably one of the finer things in life. This lifts your whole face and gives instant dimension to your features. Not to mention, it looks great in sunlight! Add a dash of it down the bridge of your nose for some extra va-va-voom. Be that girl who walks into the room and turns heads with her blinding bone structure.
You look like you get 8 hours of beauty sleep. Every night.
The tiniest dab to the inner corners of your eyes can perk you up instantly. The beauty equivalent of an espresso. Why not make it a double espresso? Mix a little into your under-eye concealer or a bit of foundation and apply to the under-eye area, blending as you go. Set with a translucent setting powder or pressed powder if you’ve overdone the shimmer in the process.
Give your skin that refreshed, healthy shine.
Not the oily, greasy kind of shine. The shine that comes from a great workout in the sun, or frolicking in the sea – yes, you guessed it – under the sun. Blend well with some bronzer to get that subtle, sun-kissed glow that instantly freshens up a dull complexion. Did I say “sun” too many times?
Plump that pucker.
Apply a touch of highlighter to your cupid’s bow, and voila! Plumped, dewy lips. I find that this works best with a satin-finish lipstick or a lip gloss. If you’re out and about and left the highlighter at home, a touch of Vaseline has a similar effect.
Because highlighter is just so damn pretty.
I mean, just look at it. God damn it, I want them all.
I’d love to hear your highlighter stories in the comments, or if you’ve tried any new ones recently and loved/hated them! You go girl.