GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO SHINE WITH THESE GLOWGETTING ESSENTIALS
No longer do we fret about the shine on our nose — we make it even shinier. Highlighter adds a touch of lustre to your make-up finish with a dusting of glitter and gleam.
Charlotte Tilbury, director of global cosmetic brand Charlotte Tilbury, says the product creates an element of radiance, apt in the lead up to the warmer weather.
“(It’s) perfect for adding that glowing summer goddess finish to any look,” she says.
“Ever since I started my make-up journey more than 25 years ago, I’ve always understood and talked about the power of the glow filter.
“A beautiful canvas of magic skin that looks lit-from-within is instantly more attractive to others.”
Highlighter accentuates angles by reflecting light, highlighting (get it now?) features by creating an illusion of height and depth.
Because it’s a product that complements a look after your normal make-up is applied, it matches basically all skin tones. Highlighters come in bronze, pink, silver and gold tones, or even rainbow if you’re feeling a little extra.
Charlotte Tilbury’s new Bar of Gold Trio uses golden hues in three powders, giving beauties the option to brush on lightly for a subtle shimmer, or add more for a juststepped-off-the-beach appearance.
“My gorgeous new Bar of Gold Trio combines the most beautiful tones of one of the world’s most precious minerals into one palette so you can dress your skin in gold, any way you choose,” Charlotte says.
“You can use any shade individually, or wear them all together for a radiant, glossylooking complexion, create the ultimate goddess eyes, softly sculpted cheekbones, a sun-kissed décolletage or even press on to your lips for a touch of glamour.”
The best place to start is to apply a small amount of highlighter on the cheekbones, just above where you’d normally apply blush. Sweep in a diagonal line from beneath the eye towards the nose.
Once you’re comfortable with how that looks, add a little to the length of your nose.
To accentuate the eye area, dab some on the corner of your eyes and the centre of your eyelid, or beneath the eyebrow for an instant browlift.
Overdosing on highlighter can leave you looking overly sparkly, so it’s best to only apply to a couple of areas on the face.
“This year it is all about glowing, gorgeous, superstar-lit skin,” Charlotte says.