We’re calling it first—2017 is the unofficial year of strobing. From the Lakmé Fashion Week runway to celebrity street style, there hasn’t been a single face without its share of highlighter. By now we know that dewy skin and glowing cheekbones are in so we really don’t need another reason to jump on the strobing bandwagon. However, if you’ve been a big fan of the trend and have seen and done every basic highlighter makeup tip there is, we’ve still got a few more. These highlighter makeup hacks are all you need to know this summer.
lakmé absolute moon lit highlighter

Before you begin, get your hands on the Lakmé Absolute Moon-Lit Highlighter. Made with luxurious micro-fine pearls, this highlighter has a reflective shimmer finish that will keep your skin glowing.

Get glowing cheeks
 

Get glowing cheeks

Along with a tinge of colour from the blush, there’s a simple trick for glowing cheeks that looks like you’ve eaten your vegetables every day. Once you’ve applied blush as you usually would, begin dusting your blush brush in powder highlighter, dabbing it on the apples of your cheeks and blending it outwards towards your temples.

Make your own illuminator

Looking to make your own liquid illuminator to give your skin a stronger shimmer that blends easily into the skin? Here’s how; all you have to do is combine some powdered highlighter with a few drops of facial oil till it reaches the desired consistency. Remember that it’s more pigmented than a powder so dot 2 drops over each cheekbones and blend for dewy cheeks.

Drive away dark circles
 

Drive away dark circles

If dark circles threaten to throw off your whole makeup look, this easy highlighter hack will change that. Before concealer is applied, dust highlighter over the under eye area. When layered between makeup, it will reflect light and lend a subtle shimmer to take focus away from the darkness.

Open your eyes

Don’t let restless nights prevent you from looking your best the next morning. Instead, use a narrow brush to apply highlighter in the centre of the lid, under the brow bone and over the tear duct. Blend it in thoroughly and you’ll find yourself with bright eyes.

Fake fuller lips
 

Fake fuller lips

Thanks to Kylie Jenner, a plush pout is one of the most-wanted assets in the makeup world today. So if it’s on the top of your list, here’s how you can fake it. Over a matte lipstick, dust and blend bit of highlighter on the centre of your upper and lower lip as well as over your cupid’s bow. The pearlescent shimmer will give the appearance of fullness instantly!

Chisel your collar bones

Want collar bones that looked shimmery and chiselled without losing a single kilo? It’s now possible. All you need to do is dab highlighter in two strokes across the collarbone and in two strokes, vertically along the neck Voila! A glowing neckline that’s perfect for your strapless dresses.

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