Hey, hope you all are having a great Christmas so far! The “mixing” trend has blown up this year, and I had to give it a go before 2017 was over (the curiosity is killing me). Before I regret scraping pounds worth of highlighter from their pans, let’s get straight to the post!
You will Need:
- Highlighter (and lots of it)
- Pan to put new highlighter in
- Scraping tool (I used a disinfected teasing brush)
- Rubbing Alcohol
Highlighters I used:
Unfortunately I haven’t used this highlighter as much as I intended, but nevertheless it is a great shade. The metallic pink is universal for all skin types, and gives a lovely glow to the face. For £3.00 this is a lovely highlighter.
This highlighter has both great packaging and great pigmentation. Again, a metallic shade, when mixed together the highlighter becomes a beautiful silvery blue colour, perfect for people with cool toned skin. For myself, with a warmer base skin, I use the yellow and pink for highlighter, and the others as a metallic eye shadow.
I have owned this highlighter for a while now, but only recently have I finally fell in love with this product. For me the shades are not as pigmented as I would have liked, and it certainly needs building, but once applied the highlighter is a beautiful champagne colour.
As you can see, this palette is well-loved in my eyes. For the price it is at, this product creates a sharp contour, and sets under eye concealer perfectly. This has become a daily staple in my routine, I love it! In my concoction I used the first 2 shades, as these are the ones I would use to highlight.
Although this is a lip gloss, I see this best fitting as a liquid highlighter. The sticky product goes on perfectly, especially on the nose and cupids bow, complementing powder highlight beautifully.
Is it clear what my favourite shade is? I adore this palette, the formula is so creamy and goes on perfectly. I have used this palette every day for a year, and minus one shade it still remains in perfect condition. The only downside is the price, but it is easily justified with the amount of product you get.
- I used a ramekin for my highlighter, and the end of a teasing brush to scrape off the product.
- Make sure you add equal amounts of each highlighter into your pan – I learnt the hard way and found myself adding different amounts, which I had to rectify.
- Gradually add rubbing alcohol to your highlighter, creating a paste.
- Leave to dry for 24 hours, although it should be dry within a few hours, is it best to leave it over a longer period. I placed it by the window and it dried perfectly.
And there we have it, a brand new highlighter! I understand why this has become a trend now, as it was so much fun finding out what my “ultimate highlighter” would look like. This shade is so beautiful, like a metallic pink which beams when reflected off the sun. I gave it a wear test and it lasted a solid 12 hours before fading which is seriously impressive for a DIY highlighter. Have any of you tried this out, and if so, did it work?
Thanks for reading as always, I hope you all have a great Christmas!