Highlighter is life! A soft glow (or in my case a beaming light) that accentuates cheekbones adding brightness and height to the face. I only discovered highlighter in 2016 when I started watching YouTube tutorials and Jaclyn Hill was promoting her champagne pop highlight collab with Becca cosmetics. It was love at first site, this was my first highlighter and I have never looked back. From the moment I received my Champagne pop highlight my obsession started, I knew I needed more colours to add to my collection.
Highlight can be applied in many different ways:
Cheeks – For healthy, glowing skin Sweep along the high point of your cheeks to create instant radiance. You can also sweep up around the brow in a ‘C’ shape where the light naturally hits.
Eyes – Applied as eyeshadow over the lid using a flat shader brush gives a beautiful sheen to the eye making eyes pop and look more awake.
Inner corner of the eye – This is a essential step in my makeup routine. I always feel the inner corner highlight just makes the overall look complete, also not to mention it makes eyes brighter and less tired looking! Apply with a small pencil brush or a tiny shader brush.
Brow bone – Everyone loves a good eyebrow…so why not make it stand out by adding some highlight under the arch. If you’re in the stage of growing your eyebrows the highlight will bring back an arch.
Nose – Create an illusion of a smaller nose by adding highlight down the bridge or the nose and on the tip. We call this the tin man look!
Cupid bow – Fuller pout in an instant. Be careful not to overdo it otherwise you’ll end up with a highlight moustache.
Chin – Add a slight dusting over the chin, this is only advised if you have dry skin.
Décolletage – Amp up the glow by dusting over your décolletage and the tops of your shoulders. GLOW!
Below is my beloved collection so far…
Champagne pop – soft white gold w/ pinky peach undertones
Moonstone – pale gold
Opal (Poured) – golden opal pearl
Mary Lou Manizer – honey hue
Shell – peach champagne
Soft and Gentle – warm rose
Epic – warm bronze shimmer
Heat wave – bright medium gold
Rose quartz – shimmering champagne pink
001 – light golden beige
Cover FX custom drops
celestial – light icy pink