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How To Easily Make Your Own Highlighter And The New Way To Apply It

How To Easily Make Your Own Highlighter And The New Way To Apply It

Once upon a time, in a land which now seems very far away, blusher was the glimmering make-up essential that every girl needed in her possession. But this is 2016 y'all, and highlighters are ahead of the game. These days this luminescent beauty product is where it's at - but this is old news for the beauty obsessed out there, obviously.

With this new beauty craze we all adore, comes a hefty expense that only some of us are happy to indulge in. The likes of make-up moguls such as Anastasia Beverly Hills and MAC are making make-up a real pay day treat, selling some of their highlighter palettes at extortionate prices.

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So why not try things the old fashioned way, and make your own? DIY make-up may send a little shiver down your spine (for all the wrong reasons), however when you look at its benefits, you do wonder why you've never tried it before! It's really cheap, loads of fun to do, and you can choose your own shades to match your skin perfectly - great for those of us with very pale or very dark skin tones.

DIY highlighters can also make great presents for your friends and family, who wouldn't love a personalised piece which was crafted with their skin type and fave shades in mind?

Now let's get crafting:

DIY Powder Highlighter

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You Will Need:

- A container
- Old eyeshadows, pigments, highlighters you already own
- Alcohol (something with 70% vol, like perfume samples)
- Tissue


Scrape some of your pigment into a bowl and break up the large bits, so the pigment is a fine powder. Then, adding a drop at a time, add the alcohol bit by bit, being careful not to add too much in one go as this is a powder not a cream.

Once a few drops have been added and your mixture is similar to a dry paste, pad your highlighter down into your container. Grab the tissue and put it over the highlighter, leave to set overnight!

I would not recommend using the highlighter straight away - leave the alcohol to set first.

DIY Cream Highlighter - You Will Need

- Pigments (as before)
- A container
- Moisturiser

Again, mix the scraped pigment until a fine powder is formed. Then add, little by little, a tiny bit of moisturiser, until the mixture is creamy and has a consistency of a heavy foundation. Pop your mixture into your container and leave to set for about an hour - this highlighter is seriously shimmery and is my personal favourite of the two!

Now find out how to apply your highlighter with our expert tips!

Written by Rachel Gascoigne / You can also follow Rachel on Instagram

Topics: Style, Life Hacks, Make Up Tutorial, How To Apply Highlighter, Make Up

 

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