There’s a relatively new tool in the world of make-up and beauty. A tool that balances out your complexion, slims down your face and defines your cheekbones. What kind of sorcery is this, I hear you ask?
Admittedly, contouring using highlighter has been a “thing” for a fair few seasons now. Less than a few years ago, however, nobody really bothered with highlighter or didn’t particularly know what it was. Perhaps they’d heard of it but didn’t know what to do with it, or they didn’t own any because they’d never heard of it. I was actually the latter.
However, in the last year, I’ve got my hands on more than one highlighting product and it’s been a revelation. Honestly. Not to exaggerate, but it’s changed my life. (Well, not so much changed my life, but it’s definitely improved my facial features when I’ve been wearing it!)
One highlighter that I love specifically is none other than Kylie Cosmetics’ Kylighter. (Don’t judge me.) I don’t particularly care for Kylie Jenner, or anyone who pouts their way through life, but MAN does she make decent make-up!
1. It comes in an array of dreamy colours.
I got my mitts on the Salted Caramel shade, but it’s also available in Strawberry Shortcake, French Vanilla, Chocolate Cherry, Banana Split and Cotton Candy Cream. Sounds good enough to eat, right?
The Salted Caramel is a warm beige hue and looks killer over the top of your daily bronzer or blusher.
2. It’s easy to apply.
The smooth, powdered texture of Kylighter means that it sits nicely on the skin, without that disjointed, cakey look.
Salted Caramel looks more prominent when applied with a highlighter brush, but simply use your fingers if you don’t have one to hand. (Just watch out for those pesky shiny fingers afterwards!)
It also comes in a cute little compact with a mirror, which is very useful for when you’re out and about and feel like topping up.
3. It looks badass…
…And shiny. OH. SO. SHINY! Highlight directly above the cheek bones, under the eyes, down the middle of your nose, in the centre of your chin and in the middle of your forehead to emphasise your facial features in the most flattering way.
Make sure you apply a few layers using the “stroke” movement for a face that lasts a long time and looks fabulous. (#fotd goals!)
Whether you’re spending the day shopping with the gals, or heading out for a romantic meal for two, Kylighter makes the perfect addition to your cosmetics for that little extra oomph.
Guys. I’m seriously crushin’.