Highlighter has always been one of my favorite beauty products. From cream to liquid to powder formulas, I drool over the shimmer it brings to my face. I find myself highlighting all the high points of my face: my cheeks, the tip of my nose, bridge of the nose, brow bone, cupid’s bow, and forehead. You can say I’m just a little bit obsessed.
Adding a touch of sparkle can bring out a naturally dewy glow, perfect for looking radiant this summer. I’ve now found that achieving this healthy dewiness can be possible when you layer foundation on top of a liquid highlighter. The results? A luminous and radiant glow from within!
Here’s my makeup routine to achieve this dazzling look:
Step 1: Apply liquid highlighter all over your face as your base to immediately brighten your complexion. I used Colourpop’s Rose Quartz Crystal Liquid Highlighter. It’s a lightweight formula loaded with crystals and pearls to give your skin an opalescent, radiant glow.
COLOURPOP Rose Quartz Crystal Liquid Highlighter, $6, Colourpop.com
Step 2: Now apply the liquid foundation. It’s best to apply a sheer-finish foundation but if you have oily skin like me, a matte foundation like Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation works, too. I blended it out with a damp makeup sponge for light to medium coverage in order for the liquid highlighter to come through.
IMAGE Estee Lauder
ESTÉE LAUDER Double Wear Foundation, P2400, Rustan's
Step 3: Dot some cheek tint or cream blush all over the apples of your cheek and bridge of the nose for a healthy flush. Elizabeth Arden’s Cool Glow Cheek Tint in Coral Daze 01 is cool to the touch and lightweight, which easily creates radiance and adds dimension to the cheeks.
IMAGE Elizabeth Arden
ELIZABETH ARDEN Cool Glow Cheek Tint in Coral Daze 01, Rustan's
Step 4: A liquid eyeshadow is super easy to apply and blend out with your fingers. Just dab some onto your eyelids and you’re set. The Colourpop Supernova Shadow in UF-Woah is a high-impact, ultra-glittery shadow with a metallic base. It’s extremely long-wearing and can be used as a base, by itself, or as a topper.
COLOURPOP Supernova Shadow in UF-Woah, $7, Colourpop.com
Step 5: If you thought there wasn’t enough highlight already, we're going to layer this pinky pearl highlighter from the BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Palette onto the high points of the face (cheeks, nose, cupid’s bow) for maximum shimmer!
IMAGE BH Cosmetics
BH COSMETICS Carli Bybel Palette, $15, BHCosmetics.com
Step 6: Finish off with a nude gloss to tie the whole look together. Kylie Cosmetics’ Literally Lip Gloss is a neutral, mid-tone nude that glides on smoothly and evenly for a lip-plumping effect.
IMAGE Kylie Cosmetics
KYLIE COSMETICS Literally Lip Gloss, $15, KylieCosmetics.com
Shine bright and stay glowy this summer with this makeup look!
Aryanna Epperson is Preview.ph's guest editor for the month of May. The young multi-hyphenate is best known for her VJ stint on MTV, her entertaining and informative one-minute tutorials on YouTube and Instagram, and as the Creative Director of her beauty brand Always Sunday.