Give me bold highlighters…or give me cats!
Or both! Give me both, preferably!
I’m on a bold highlighter kick right now — bold as in high-shine, borderline disco diva shimmer.
It’s because I’ve been wearing a new foundation by Laura Mercier, which is super matte, and when I wear it, unless I’m rockin’ a strong highlight, I feel like my skin looks flat.
I’m really into this limited edition one by Bobbi Brown called Sandstone Shimmer Brick ($45, from the new Smokey Nudes collection coming September to Bobbi Brown counters and neimanmarcus.com). It’s like a slightly peachier version of BECCA Opal.
Sandstone’s shiny finish is probably visible from low Earth orbit, but that’s what I like about it. You have to be careful not to go overboard with it, though, because it’s very easy to go there, especially if you’re in a hurry…or if you have Hulk hands.
I try to be very careful and use a small tapered eyeshadow blending brush (Laura Mercier’s Ponytail Eye Crease Brush) to precisely place the highlighter on my upper cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose and on my Cupid’s bow, and then I buff out the edges, just slightly, with the same brush. That way, I get the impact from the shimmer, but I don’t get it all over the place.