The Full Face of Highlighters Challenge

I couldn't have a whole week dedicated to highlighters on the blog without trying out the oh so popular "Full Face of Highlighters" Challenge, could I? Being a serial highlighter hoarder, I knew this was something I had to try when I saw the video that sparked this whole thing. This kind of thing is definitely better in video form, but I thought it might still be cool as a little bonus post this week to talk through the products I used.

As my base I mixed together some MAC Strobe Cream, BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone, BECCA Backlight Priming Filter, and a few drops of the Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint. This started me well on my way to Tin Man Glam. I used the Milk Makeup Gel Brow as a base in my brows and then went and filled them in with the Kat Von D Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Synergy - not technically a highlighter, but it is pretty metallic. On my eyes I used the Metal Crush Eyeshadow in Thunderstruck, one of the most beautiful highlight shades (I highly recommend picking it up when it comes back in stock) with more of Synergy blended lightly into the crease. I used a sample of the new YSL Vinyl Couture Mascara in Black and tried to create a highlighted effect by brushing some of the Thunderstruck eyeshadow onto my lashes before the mascara dried. It didn't really translate on camera, though.

In lieu of my usual matte bronzer I swiped on some of the Glossier Haloscope highlighter (review) in Topaz and topped it with the rosy bronze shade in the Tom Ford Skin Illuminating Powder Duo in Moodlight. Where I would normally use highlighter on a regular day, I striped on some of the Marc Jacobs Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator* and dotted some of the Colourpop Highlighter in Smoke N Whistles over the top. To set my face I used a big fluffy brush and a healthy helping of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator in Starlight to really set off that glow. I ended up wanting to make my cheekbone highlight more intense, so I went over it with the pigment from the Pat McGrath Skin Fetish 003 in Nude. On my lips I used the Colourpop Lippie Stix in Aquarius as a base and then patted in more of the Glossier Haloscope in Topaz again.

I was not surprised at all with how much I ended up loving this look, and I almost wanted to go out in it. Ever since trying this look I've been wearing more highlighter on an everyday basis, and while people at work may just think I've become exceptionally sweaty this week, I feel great about my strategically shiny face. This was so much fun to try, so I definitely suggest playing around with it if you love highlighters as much as I do!

Have you tried this challenge yet? Let me know if you do, I'd love to see the result!


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