BB Trend alert—Purple highlighter

We’ve been obsessed with all things purple these days—and when it comes to makeup, we’ve already upgraded our stash with some swoon-worthy purple lipsticks! But that’s not it, as makeup hoarders, we keep wishing for more and more and our prayers have been answered. Enter purple highlighter—a trend that’s going to practically rule the makeup world this year. Scroll down to know more about it…


When we speak of purple highlighter, we’re talking about a range of purples from icy lilac hues to slightly darker ones. Gleaming purple strobes can essentially give your face a luminous glow that also cancels out any discolouration and it’s the extreme light-reflecting properties in the lilac pigment that help achieve that!

Celebrity makeup artist Neil Scibelli told a leading online publication about how purple has been “used as a colour corrector by makeup artists to make the skin appear more supple and healthy, and so, a purple highlighter can work in the exact same way.”

How can you wear it?

How can you wear it?

Because of the wide range of hues of purples, this colour is high on versatility and hence looks bomb on different skin tones. Once your foundation is done and nicely set, sweep a light wash of your purple highlighter over your cheekbones and a little over your forehead. This shade also makes for a great option as an inner corner highlight for your eyes if you wish to sport statement eye makeup.

If you have cool undertones and are medium to fair, opt for pale, icy hues of purple that will give you a holographic kinda vibe to the makeup. If you’re skin is on the darker spectrum, you can either use a darker shade of purple or layer a pale shade of purple over a warm highlighter like champagne or gold.

Our final thoughts

Our final thoughts

We’re all for sporting purple highlighter this season—and we’re taking it from day to night! For a day look, focus on strobing your face lightly (avoid contouring or bronzing), for a night look, contour your cheekbones to add definition.

Image credits: beautybanter, realstylenetwork, pinterest

written by on Apr 06, 2018


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