Highlighter 101

The fast track to shining bright like a diamond.

Glowing skin is forever number one on the list of summer must-haves, and this season we’ve noticed a bevy of new make-up products that pack a punch in this department, with words such as ‘holographic’ and ‘iridescent’ being used to describe the array of recently launched beautifers.

As an introduction to this trend, Auckland-based make-up artist Seb Tomlinson suggests applying a slick of metallic lip gloss over your favourite lipstick to change it up.

“Alternatively, sweep a high-shine cream shadow over your lids, paying extra attention to the inner corners by highlighting with a light luminising colour to lift.”

Dior Metalizer Eyes & Lips Cream Shadow in 528 Platine Fusion

Dior Metalizer Eyes & Lips Cream Shadow in 548 Copper Power, $50.

Nude by Nature Shimmering Sands Loose Eyeshadow – 01 White Sand, $29.

Hourglass Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder in Brilliant, $59.

Urban Decay Vice Special Effects Lip Topcoat in Reverb, $32.

Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Cosmic, $37.

Diorshow Mono Professional Eye Shadow in 071 Radical, $56.

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Beaming Blush, $64.

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer, $59.

Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Ballet Baby, $37.

Diorific Golden Glow Loose Powder in 001, $110.

Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighter in Ray of Light

“For high-impact cheeks, use a strong metallic champagne shade like the Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighter in Ray of Light ($47) on the tops of your cheeks and the browbones,” says Tomlinson.

See more in the print edition of Simply You Body & Beauty, out now!

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