highlighter makeup hack

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We like to think when Ari wrote the lyrics “My smile is beaming, my skin is gleaming” she had just discovered our signature highlighting hack. It’ll take your glow game to the next level in seconds, and ensure that your makeup stays put 24/7 – yup, it’s that insane! It only requires three tools, which you probably already have stashed in your makeup bag: a blender, a cream highlighter, and a setting spray. Intrigued? Here’s our ultimate highlighter hack. Oh, and sidenote: we’ve officially changed the lyrics to “highlight up my life just like the Huda Beauty hack” if you know, you know…

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The Highlighter Hack:

This hack is literally SO simple, and it’ll make such a difference to your daily glam. Spray a damp makeup sponge with a setting spray, then dip your blender in your fave cream highlighter and dab over your skin. The cream highlighter will create a natural, soft glow, and the setting spray will keep it in place, so it stays poppin’ all day. Here’s our step-by-step guide:

Step 1: Spray your blender with setting spray

Use a long-lasting setting spray. We used our new secret product, but you can use the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, $32. You can use any sponge; we love the Real Technique Miracle Complexion Sponge, $6, which is an amazing, affordable option.

Step 2: Dab your blender in a cream highlighter

Use a cream highlighter, as this formula will be picked up more easily by the blender. We use the Melted strobe in our Huda Beauty 3D Highlighter Palette in Gold Sands, $45, but you can use any highlighter. You could also use highlighter drops, like the L’Oreal True Match Lumi Glow Amour Glow-Boosting Drops, $15; the shimmer is SO pretty, and the liquid formula will work perfectly for this hack.

Step 3: Apply it to your skin

Apply it first to the cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, and the Cupid’s bow, and then bounce whatever is left on the sponge over the rest of our face to set it and add a glow. It works beautifully on your body too: apply it to your collar bones and shoulders for the ultimate body shimmer. It’ll give your skin a really stunning, luminous finish, and give your complexion a healthy-looking glow – we’re obsessed.

The Final Look

Glow makeup hack

If you want to enhance that goddess glow so that you could literally be spotted from the clouds, dust some powder highlighter on your cheekbones using a fan brush. If you don’t have a fan brush; grab a bobby pin and slide it into the bristles of a medium-sized powder brush, et voilà, you have a fan brush!

Let us know your fave makeup hack in the comments below.