You’ve probably seen this ‘tag’ doing the rounds on blogs and YouTube recently. Started by Mariya, the idea is to replace all the products you would usually use for a full face of makeup with various highlighters.
I thought I would give it a go and encourage you to do the same – I often forget to take time to mess around with makeup, from which the most fun and creativity stems. This is less an instructional post and more of a ‘results and thoughts’ jumble.
What I Used
As I’m not a makeup artist, I have a limited selection of highlighters, so in some cases just used a shimmery product rather than a ‘highlighter’.
foundation Revlon Highlighting Fluid || setting powder 17 Shimmer Brick || eyelid primer Bourjois Colorband crayon || lid shade Sleek Hemisphere || crease shade & contour Sable by MAC || highlighter theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer || lip Stila liquid lipstick in Patina || blush & lip shimmer Sleek Equinox || brow crayon Rimmel Scandaleyes in Bad Girl Bronze
It’s kind of hard to relay how shimmery my face was through images. I think had I used a more pigmented highlighter such as Mary-Lou as my ‘setting powder’, I would have been a lot more reflective, but instead I used the 17 Shimmer Block for variety.
- Not using any foundation or concealer means virtually no coverage…
- Highlighter all over the face definitely accentuates large pores and pimples
- I’m contouring my nose for the first time, for some extra intrigue
- It feels amusingly senseless to apply highlighter to the cheekbones after what has gone before
- These lips look terrible on me
- Oh my god, flash photographs look hideous
- I feel ethereal and strangely powerful
- But still not comfortable enough to answer the front door
- Ultimately I think the worst things about this are the weird brows and lips – otherwise it could sort of work
I hope you guys enjoyed this silly post. I promise the next one won’t be about highlighters. Also, sorry it was late – I was living large in the Netherlands.
Have a great weekend,