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4 Highlighter must-haves

Text: Yolisa Mjamba; Photography: IMAXtree

January 19, 2017

Viktor & Rolf While the collection took the 'fashion as art' theme literally the makeup was noticeably understated. The look was light, luminous and iridescent thanks to highlighter which was applied to cheeks, brow bones and cupids bows.

Strobing is having a moment and the trend is continuing into 2017! Here, our top picks for achieving that angelic glow.

First up, what’s strobing?

It’s a technique where you apply illuminating or brightening products to the parts of your face that would catch the light.

Where do I apply the highlighter?

Focus on your cheekbones, the inner corner of your eyes, your Cupid’s bow above your lip, down the centre of your nose and the middle of your forehead. Then, blend, blend, blend to make it look natural.

Find our fave highlighters here: 

4 Highlighter must-haves1 Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat (R600)

Doubling up as a concealer to brighten under eyes, you get a lot of bang for your buck.

4 Highlighter must-haves2 Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer (R890)

As if the packaging wasn’t reason enough to buy it, the mirror compact allows you to get your glow on while on the go.

4 Highlighter must-haves3 Rimmel Magnif’eyes in Millionaire (R159.95)

Okay, technically this is an eyeshadow but we love a multi-purpose product. Break out your trusted powder brush and apply it as you would any other highlighter.

4 Highlighter must-haves4 Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight (R395)

This is perfect for if you’re new to this trend and are a little apprehensive. It gives a subtle shimmer if blended well!

Want more tips for achieving a gorgeous glow? Check out more of our favourite bronzing buys and these foolproof highlighting tips.

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