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December 07, 2014

Makeup Look: Glossy Highlights

OneLittleVice Beauty Blog: makeup look highlighting skin

This makeup trend is all about wearing minimal makeup with some serious sheen - accentuating the high points of your face but also adding luminosity to areas that you might normally ignore. I already love adding highlighter to my cheekbones and cupid's bow but don't be afraid to really accentuate the inner corners of your eyes and your brow bone. 

Make your cheekbones glow
My favourite highlighters nearly always have a liquid or cream consistency. I generally find that they're easier to blend into the skin and give a glow rather than glitter or shimmer. My favourite highlighter at the moment is RMS' Living Luminizer, it is quite subtle but it leaves my skin looking oh so radiant. When I want something slightly more golden in tone I reach for MeMeMe's Beat the Blues in Sunbeam, it reminds me of Benefit's Moonbeam. It's formula is really easy to work with and blends seamlessly into the skin giving an amazing glow. 

Don't forget your eyes
Add some highlighter to the inner corner of your eyes and gently blend it into your skin to give the corner of your eyes a real glow. If you're already a fan of this look then try something a little bit different - blend a thicker cream highlighter like Catrice's Made to Stay Highlighter Pen, or a powder highlighter like Beauty UK's Baked Blush in Halo, along your upper or lower lash line. Just add a touch of mascara and some matte eyeshadow to your crease and you're done. If you're feeling brave (especially if you don't already have oily eyelids) add some highlighter to your lids and rock a sheer glow.

Lift those brows 
Many people already highlight their brow bone (the area underneath their eyebrows) as it gives the appearance of lifting the brow. Swap out powders for a cream or liquid highlighter - another great option is L'Oreal's Lumi Magique Primer - and blend the product into your skin but make sure you leave it looking glossy. To really accentuate your brows add some highlighter to the upper-outer brow area, blending from the eyebrow outwards.

Wearable ways to work the trend
You might think that this is all well and good but can you actually wear it out of the house. If you'd like to give a very subtle nod to trend then here's how. Swap out the liquid and cream highlighters for a less glossy highlighter such as L'Oreal's Lumi Magique Highlighting Concealer and apply it everywhere listed above - cheekbones, inner eye, lash line and around your brows. You'll be left with brighter, highlighted skin but without the sheen - it'll be wearable enough for work. 



  1. Gotta love a bit of glow! I'm all over that stuff when I wear makeup!

  2. The MeMeMe one looks so gorgeous x

  3. I'm loving the look of these. My skin always looks so dull and dry in the winter, so definitely need some highlighting to perk it up a bit. Especially like the look of the Mememe Sunbeam

    Miss Stylicious

  4. I really like the Mememe Cosmetics highlighters - really don't feel the need to try the Benefit ones now :) xx

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