I’m sure that you’ve seen this challenge everywhere because it’s really been done to death BUT it is also super fun and if you want to give it a go, don’t let over production stop you! This challenge started after Mariya on posted a video using only highlighters and it became a meme on Instagram! Since then, YouTubers and bloggers have been attempting to recreate it with their own highlighters! It’s super fun and it was a great way for me to use some highlighters that I haven’t used in a little bit! I hope that you enjoy!
I don’t really know what happened while I attempted this challenge. I managed to make myself look so tanned and I’m not gonna lie, I don’t hate it. It probably makes me look a little bit closer than the stereotypical look of my heritage haha. Anyway, lets move on to what I did to achieve my glowing face!
I have three cream highlighters and I wanted to use at least one of them for my base. I ended up mixing my Face of Australia Lumi-Tint Illuminating Stick in When in Rome and my Make-up Studio Shimmer Effect in Silver together. As you can see, my base is quite a bit darker than my skin and I’m not 100% sure why I originally thought that it was going to match but I don’t hate it. I’d really recommend the Face of Australia Illuminating Stick if you like cream highlighters. It’s super pretty and I definitely don’t wear it enough!
I wanted to set the cream before I put a bunch of highlighters over the top so I set it with the RCMA No Colour Powder. It did take some of the glow away but it made everything easier to blend on top so I really don’t regret it. It even took some of the texture away. I know that this technically isn’t a highlighter but a lot of people use foundation in this challenge so gimme a break haha.
Next, I wanted to do my cheeks. I used my Carli Bybel x BH Cosmetics palette on my cheeks. I used the darkest highlighter as my ‘contour’ and it was SUPER orange on my skin so I really blended it out to the best of my ability and then applied the Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer over the top. It has some shimmer in it so I figured I’d allow it. I then used the third highlighter from the left as my blush and then applied the second above that and then the first above that one! So I used all of the highlighters on my cheeks. I used theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer on my cheekbone but it didn’t really look like I’d applied anything and we all know how pigmented this product is so I knew I needed a lighter colour to make it stand out. I used Essence Bloom Me Up Shimmer Powder and the Vani-T Mineral Colour Crystals in Angel Wings because it makes an icy white with a pink shift and it looks really beautiful. It definitely stood out on my cheek bone.
For my eyes, I used the Essence Soo Glow! Highlighter on my eyelids as a base. It didn’t really do too much for my eye look but I enjoyed using it as a base. Probably wouldn’t recommend it in every day life. I then used highlights from the Carli Bybel x BH Cosmetics palette to create my eye look. I actually really really love my eye look. I never use a shimmery shadow in the crease but somehow this all looked really pretty. And finally, I used the Williamspro #SelfieGlo in my inner corner for that pink/red shift. It matched my cheekbone highlight really well!
On my lips, I decided against using a powder highlight because I’d seen it in other challenges and I feel like that’s when the look goes from looking really awesome to looking kinda meh. I used the Essence Brit-Tea lipgloss in Tea is the New Coffee, which is a clear gloss with pink, red and gold shimmers through it. It is my favourite lipgloss because it’s just so pretty and I really wish that it wasn’t limited edition because I want a back up!
I believe that that is all I used for highlight on my face! Other products used were Chi Chi Brow Pomade in Medium Brown, Maybelline Hyper Sharp liquid liner, CoverGirl Super Sizer mascara and Ardell Glamour Lashes.
I hope that you all enjoyed my take on the highlighter challenge!
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