SS16 makeup trends have focused around showing off a radiant natural glow, with illuminators and highlighters playing a major role in trending looks and makeup techniques. Read on for a little insight into three of my favourite highlighters and how I’ve incorporated them into my personal makeup routine this summer.
Shimmer and glow how-to
I’ve always been a huge fan of all that glitters. I’m a sucker for a bold glowing look and have to admit that my makeup bag currently consists of around 90% shimmer products, from illuminators to full on diamond powders. When it comes to accentuating my look, I find that highlighters are the best products for enhancing and showing off my natural features, especially my cheekbones and brow arches. The added benefit of using highlighters is that they can be incorporated into a range of looks, from romantic dewy to glamour makeup. Highlighters are also super easy to use, simply sweep your product across the raised areas of your face with light and gentle motions, including your cheekbones, brow arches, forehead and the bridge of your nose.
The Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit is my favourite go-to highlighter kit for a glowing summer look, with the Moon Child Glow Kit topping all previous highlighters I’ve sampled to date. As well as applying the Glow Kit as a typical highlighter, I love to use the palette as eyeshadows and blushers. If my face is in need of a fresh glow, the likelihood is that I’ve incorporated one of the highlighters in the Glow Kit into my makeup look.
This is one highlighter that isn’t so commonly spoken of, but it really is exceptional at giving my skin an all time illuminating glow. Created by celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic in collaboration with Giella, this sheer highlighting powder flatters all skin tones and is particularly effective on olive and darker tones. If Kim Kardashian swears by it, so do I!
The Giella Eye M Glam highlighter is great at highlighting the eyes and brow line, but can also be used on the forehead and cheekbones, and is a key product for perfecting your strobing technique.
Another loose powder form highlighter, this product is all about shimmer as its diamond dust speckles reflect natural light, leaving you with a glow that shines from the inside out. Apply this product to your cheekbones and you’ll look like a diamond covered etherial being. There are a range of colours to suit all skin tones, though my personal favourites are: Coco Bling, Gold Digger, Yasss and Illuminati.
Last, but not least on my list is the Becca Shimmering Perfector, for which you can find a review by following this link. This pressed compact powder is incredibly creamy, while remaining lightweight and cake free.
Have you tried out any of these highlighters? Is there a product you’d like me to review on the blog? Leave me a note!