Let it Glow

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Comment Editor, Schems Koperly, brings us this amazing article in which she educates us on all the best highlighters to use for our skin which will make us look like we’re glowing for the Gods!

Sometimes we just lack that inner natural glow… and those are the times when we simply need to create that bright light ourselves: with HIGHLIGHTER on nasal bridge, temples, cheek bones and on our cupid’s bow.

Pale/Fair Complexions

Pink and silver tinted highlighters are your first choice if you have snow-white skin with a cool undertone, such as the  “Diamond Light Highlighter” from Too Faced (£28) or the “Photoready Insta-Fix Highlighting Stick” from Revlon (£9.99). Want a cheaper option that doesn’t break the bank? Makeup Revolution are cheap but this doesn’t come across in their products which are out of this world pigmented and have so many different tones and rival some of the higher end items!

Dark Complexions

 Highlighters have to be gold or bronze toned for sun kissed skin with a warm undertone, such as the “Instaglam Compact Deluxe Highlighting Powder O2” from Rodial (£52), “Invisible Glow Medium” from Bare Minerals (£25) or the  “Master Strobing Liquid by Face Studio 200” from Maybelline New York (£7.99). Last but not least, the iconic Fenty Beauty highlighter in Trophy Wife is perfect for highlighting and complementing medium to darker skin tones.

Creamy, Liquid or Powder?

It depends on what kind of effect you want to have. For a subtle all-over-glow, you can mix one drop of a fluid highlighter of your choice with your foundation or daily moisturiser. Sticks are more practical for when you’re out and for a natural shimmer – simply put some over your cheeks and nose and then softly blend it with a finger. Powder, depending on application quantity, can appear quite flashy or alternatively smooth. It’s ideal for highlighting your cheekbones and for a quick glow that can be put on with a brush – but never over the entire face! Creamy highlighters look very delicate and smooth on skin and you can easily apply them with a finger, for example in the inner corner of the eye.

Schems Koperly 

Illustration by Natalie Oon

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I'm Rebecca, I study Communication and Media Studies at Loughborough whilst also being the assistant editor for Label 17/18!x If you have anything you would like to write about or any queries, email me: rebeccalaurag@gmail.com

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