Yes there is a new makeup essential in town, the highlighter. So ladies highlighting is used to emphasise certain assets i.e. cheek bones. Contouring is used to give depth, by focussing on using a darker shade palette to give this effect. Kim Kardashian brought you the art of sculpting your cheekbones and nose to look like an Egyptian goddess, now we bring you the highlighter.
Anastasia Beverly Hills, $40- The biggest brand on the market for highlighting and contouring is Anastasia Beverly Hills. Used by leading makeup artists such as Amerzy, the newest addition to the collection is the Glow Kit. Gleam and That Glow. It offers an intense luminosity and can be used on the eyes and body as well as the face creating that sun-kissed glow for the winter months. ABH is available to ship to the UK.
Giorgio Armani £36.50- Giorgio Armani’s fluid sheer highlighters, gives your skin a beautiful iridescent pearl effect, available in 5 hues it gives you a Mediterranean glow and warms the skin. It’s great for adding depth to the cheekbones.
Urban Decay, £22.50- A long-standing favourite Urban decay is simply a must have. We are so happy it made the jump across the waters. Naked illuminated powder comes highly recommended it creates a champagne effect to emphasise a natural healthy skin complexion. To get that Hollywood glow why not highlight the contours of your shoulder-blade on a strapless/backless dress.
Sleek, £10- If you want to glow on a budget why not try Sleek makeup, available in all Superdrug stores. It has 3 palettes to choose from, our personal favourite is the Solstice highlighting palette. It includes two baked powders, and one luxurious cream, to create that silky shimmer effect.