Makeup Bag Essentials …
If there’s one trend that’s been dominating our Instagram feeds for the past year, it definitely has to be highlighting. From The Kardashians and Victoria’s Secret Angels, to make-up mavens Mario Dedivanovic and Charlotte Tilbury – that goddess glow is everywhere to be seen, whether it’s on the Runway or Red Carpet.
But with so many products on the market, with hugely different price tags and formulas – where do you start?! Our LullaBellz girls have rounded up the top illuminating beauty picks of the moment, along with some fab application tips and techniques – so prepare to channel your inner Kim K and ensure your highlight is selfie ready!
This pearlescent baked highlighter is incredible for achieving that supermodel glow in an instant. Use in conjunction with our Fan Highlighter Beauty Brush (£5) to pick up the perfect amount of product – then simply sweep onto the tops of your cheekbones to create a gleaming glow that even Kim K would be envious of! For an all-out Insta glow finish, follow our top beauty hacks (below) by adding the highlighter to the bridge of your nose, and a tiny amount to your cupids bow to create the illusion of a fuller pout.
If like us, a cream formula is more your thing – then this super pigmented cream highlight with a luxe sheen finish is what all of our beauty dreams are made of. Super compact and sleek with a handy brush tip applicator; this is a handbag essential for a girls night out! Simply touch up with a few dots of the product and use your ring finger to blend seamlessly into your skin for a luminous glow.
Top tip: to take your highlight game to the next level, double up and apply your powder highlight on top of the blended cream formula for an intense shimmering finish!
Who ever said that highlighting was just all about the glittering and shimmery hues?! Up your highlight and contour routine with our Ultimate Pro Cream Contour Kit – our LullaBellz girls’ must-have, and a steal at just £20! Composing of 6 super blendable formulas in each palette, and available in 3 universal shades to suit every skin tone (Light, Medium and Deep) – so whether you’re a porcelain beauty, or a tanned babe – we’ve got you covered! Use to define, sculpt and emphasise your best features. Take it from us, this beauty will become your best friend for nights out! For best results and an ultra-natural finish, use in conjunction with our Make Up Beauty Blender (£4) to ensure a seamless application and an even more flawless complexion.
1) Top of the forehead
A light hand and sheer application is the key to this trick. Apply sparingly with a Fan Brush to instantly brighten your complexion, add dimension and prevent make-up from looking flat.
2) Brow Bone
Most iridescent eyeshadows can double up as ideal brow highlights these days, and we’re especially loving the champagne shade from our Baked Pigment Palette (£6). Apply with a small pointed crease brush for the ultimate precision, to instantly lift the eye area and finish off any look perfectly.
3) Bridge/Tip of the nose
Another way to accentuate your features is to apply a small dusting of highlight to the bridge or tip of your nose to add definition. A fan brush is ideal for sheer application. However if you suffer with an oily T-Zone, it may be best to skip this step (don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with tip number 4!)
4) Centre of cupids bow
It’s safe to say that fuller lips are up there with the top beauty trends of 2016 thanks to the likes of Kylie Jenner! By adding a tiny amount of powder or cream highlight to the ‘V’ in the centre of your top lip will create the illusion of a voluminous pout with a gorgeous sheen.