Picture this: Lockdown is finally over and you’re ready for a glow up. Highlighter in one hand, and your fluffy brush in the other… You begin dusting and dusting. Sparkles are flying in the air but the words of all your favourite beauty gurus are ringing in your ears: There’s never too much highlighter!
Ok. Now you kinda look like a disco ball… Well, I guess that’s a look.
You head to the club with your girls and dance the night away. You catch a glimpse of yourself in the large mirrors on the wall and… uh oh. You look like an oily, sweaty, shiny mess. Help!
Oof. We definitely do not want that happening to us! Here’s how you can highlight, glow and NOT look oily.
Firstly, it’s absolutely crucial to choose the right highlighter. You want something that’s shimmery, not glittery. We’re going for that glow-from-within look so big glitter chunks are a no-no. We recommend Basic Beauty’s Jelly Glow Highlighter. It’s highly-pigmented and extremely long lasting! Plus, it’s cream formula is super simple to apply.
Next, ditch the brush and use your fingers! Grab some Jelly Glow on your fingers and apply on the high points of your cheek, your nose bridge, your cupid’s bow and if you’re feeling extra fancy, dab some on your eyelids as well. The whole point of using a highlighter is to create dimension. You’re “bringing forward” certain features. We know you want to GLOW, but please don’t highlight your entire face!
And that’s it! If you’re going to be dancing and sweating a lot, it’ll be good to dab your face with some blotting powder or just tissues every couple of hours (just leave out the areas you’ve applied the highlighter on).
Have fun out there and stay safe!
Good news: you could be receiving a Basic Beauty’s Jelly Glow (in shades: Trust Fund or Spring Break) in this month’s bellabox!