Highlighting Tips for Brown Women
Out with the old and in with the new! It’s time for us all to spring clean our beauty routines. Bright neon lights, poppin’ highlighters, vintage beauty, and dazzling diamonds are the newest inspirations for the upcoming beauty season. The traditional bronze glow is outdated, with daring makeup artists and bold beauty influencers crossing beauty borders we have yet to see in the beauty industry.
For this month’s trend report, we are featuring four different runway-inspired looks and highlighting (pun intended) how women of color can pull off any radical trend for the new season. Whether you plan to up the ante for your beauty routine or keep it minimalistic, there’s a source of inspiration for every multicultural women in our trend report.
Anyone who has dabbled in the makeup department knows the magic highlighter can do on any skin tone! Ever since the highlighter makeup challenge went viral, this beauty product has never been loved more. From that subtle natural sheen to the blinding glitter glow, it is no wonder such a trend is so popular. The versatility of the product makes it a great medium to use all over the face. Artists and shimmer enthusiasts have developed their own techniques for dewy looks and getting the most out of the product. Some have even taken to a very recent trend, which is adding a touch of highlighter to your ears, making them an additional piece to your makeup look.
Recently, makeup artists showcased this dripping in gold trend on the Fenty x Puma Spring 2018 runway. The models had a bronzed-glow on the runway, typical for the spring season. However, highlighting is going more out of the norm and challenging the prototypical golden goddess look on Instagram. Galaxy-inspired looks have been on the rise all over Instagram, with up and coming makeup artists taking highlighting on a whole new level, such as @thestudyofmakeup. For the daily wear, we can take inspiration and emulate these jaw-dropping looks from makeup artists with the following high-end and drugstore products.
Products to look for:
- Anastasia Moonchild Glowkit ($40): People often overlook the possibilities that come with pink, purple, or blue highlighters! With this glow kit, you can look like an ethereal beauty with a touch of blue or purple, or both! Place a dab on the inner corners of your eyes to draw attention to the area. Since it is a different color, it’s unique and playful.
Inglot Illuminating Loose Powder ($17): This shimmering loose powder comes in several shades that you can choose between to best suit your skin tone. It can be used all over your body and gives you a nice healthy glow that can be built up with more product. You could even try mixing it with a little bit of liquid to intensify the shine.
Fenty Beauty Trophy Wife ($34): Sometimes you just want to show the world what a prize you are! Grab that golden glow with Rihanna’s iconic Trophy Wife highlighter. You will look like you are worth a million bucks, and this product can be doubled as eyeshadow too!
Wet n Wild Megaglo ($4.99): When you can’t always drop $30 on a highlighter, you have to look to those brands that give you shine for a steal! This Wet n Wild Megaglo is a beauty staple and well-known secret amongst the makeup community. It is small and compact too, so you can bring it along for easy storage.
Cover FX enhancer drops ($42.00): These enhancer drops not only give you a light from within, but a little goes a long way. If you’re willing to splurge on this product, you can use one drop to give your face that spotlight shine. By mixing it with a foundation, you can create a more dewy finish to your look.
Laura Geller Swirl Illuminator ($26): Another beauty favorite is the Laura Geller Illuminator with its eye-catching design. With this highlighter, you can see that shimmer from a mile away with just one swipe! There are four colors to choose from, each catering to different skin tones, whether that is cool or warm. Add a little bit of setting spray to the brush for extra intensity and you’re ready to go!
Feeling inspired? Create your best highlight look and tag us on our Instagram page!