When it comes to make up, taking the self-taught route has certainly been interesting. (Chiiile, honestly, it has been a damn slippery slope. Seriously, this is why God made professional make up artists.)

Anyway, I wanted to share some of my favourite tips I’ve gathered, under the tutelage of the YouTube + Pinterest School of Beauty.

This week’s obsession: Illuminator Highlighter

1. Why it’s a dope look – it’s gorgeous, glowing skin without looking like a doubles wrapper (read: greasy AF)

Illuminator – Laguna – Laguna
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2. When to use it – get your glow on, day or night


Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight
Luminous cream highlighting stick with light-reflecting optics, bring your best features forward.

3. Where to put the stuff? – you can use this under, above or mixed in with your foundation. The idea is look ‘lit from within’. Plus, Strobing advocates would tell you to apply only to the ‘high points’ of your face. You’re putting it under the lash line, along the brow bone, and in the inner corners of the eyes. Dot it along the bridge of your nose too, and into your cupid’s bow. Finish up by dotting some along your cheekbones, and stop right at the outer corners of your eyes.

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City Color Glowing Complexion Illuminating Cream

Voilà! It’s lit!

Peep my Beauty board on Pinterest, for more ideas.


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