As if the hordes of celebrities and beauty influencers with glowing skin weren’t enough to confirm it, here’s a newsflash for you—this is the year of the highlighter. Without a shadow of a doubt we can confirm that it has been the most frequently used beauty product in 2017. The lit makeup look has also seen numerous variations with inspiration from unicorns and rainbows. So the brand new highlighter makeup trend on the block is inspired by none other than Riri herself!
You heard that right! At the MET Gala 2017, with the theme of Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons, Rihanna showed up in a floral ruffles and lace up sandals. But it wasn’t her outfit that had the shutterbugs raging; it was her rosy highlighter makeup. Although bad girl riri shone the spotlight on dramatic, tinted highlighter, it has been there for ages. “Exaggerated, blushed cheeks were all the rage in the 1960’s and 70’s as well,” says Sushma Khan, the National Creative Director of Makeup at the Lakmé Salon, “and this season, it’s become a trending makeup look!”
The coloured highlighter makeup look comprises of multi-hued, iridescent shades of highlighter over the cheeks, cheekbones, temples and eye area. Spotted on beauty gurus in rosy toned shades, pink highlighter is dramatic, eye-catching and has taken the beauty world by storm! Sushma couldn’t agree more—“It’s a refreshing, flushed look that works perfectly for the summer!”
Especially if you’re a guest at a summer wedding or are heading to a lunch date with your ladies, the pink highlighter makeup look can add a playful, delicate touch.
To get the look for yourself, Sushma gives us some guidance, “Dust the colour onto the apples of your cheeks and blend it upwards over the cheekbones and onto the temples and brow area. Blend it well to give your skin a natural flush of colour and pair it with plenty of mascara for a doe-eyed effect!” For this, we recommend the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Shimmer Brick in Pink. Its velvety smooth texture glides onto the skin to lend it rich colour. It also has 4 shades which can be used separately or mixed together to get the ultimate tinted highlighter look that’s fit for you.
Written by Dayle Pereira on May 21, 2017