Word of caution: Y’all better be putting on your shades because it’s gonna get blinding in here! Done? Great. The beauty gurus of YouTube have started yet another stunning beauty challenge that’s so much fun to do (and watch), and the highlight of it involves a truckload of… highlighter.
Yup, we’re not kidding. A shimmery highlight can elevate your look, propelling you from flawless to glowing. It’s a finishing touch to a perfectly made up face that most beauty gurus are obsessed with. Having that sun-kissed shine at the high points of your features brings them out and accentuates them. More often than not we find ourselves going a little too heavy-handed on the unicorn powder (#sorrynotsorry) but then again, you can never have too much glow. NEVER.
So when self-taught makeup artist Mariya Lyubashevskaya came along and did a full face of makeup using just highlighters, we were starstruck. Dusting on layer after layer of illuminating, shimmering and lustrous beauty products — from loose powder to more highlighter — the finished look turned out incredible. It’s glorious in all its glowing glory and not to mention, fierce AF.
Other beauty gurus soon caught on to the highlighting action (we mean, it’s hard not to) and started recreating the look. Jeffree Star was the first one to get on to it, followed by Nikkie, and soon the look became more of a challenge than a “tutorial”. We’re expecting more beauty vloggers to follow suit — there’s a risk of YouTube exploding in all that supernova shine, but what can we say? Absolutely no regrets at all.
The look may not be the most viable one to wear out, but if you’re feeling like you need to have all eyes on your amazing highlighter game, then go ahead and knock yourself out. Slay them all girl, SLAY.
Check out these videos to kick start your full-face highlighter journey:
So after all 'em full-face glow you're all pumped up and looking to up your highlight arsenal. We’ve got you covered. Here are some of the sweetheart highlighters that beauty gurus swear by, and ones that you need to have in your makeup stash pronto.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit, USD 40
BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector, SGD 58
LUSH Feeling Younger Skin Tint, USD 19.95
Sleek Highlighting Palette, USD 14.99
Jeffree Star Skin Frost, USD 29
NARS Illumintor, USD 30