In the world of makeup, highlighter is having a moment right now. And thanks to our shimmery obsession, you can now buy a highlighter for every occasion: holographic highlighters, unicorn-themed ones, Mean Girls highlighter… Heck, even Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian have cashed in on the trend, with the Kylighter and KKW Beauty Crème Contour & Highlight Kit.
However, none of these products come close to achieving a glow to rival that of Instagrammer @thestudyofmakeup. Don’t believe us? See below…
Pls hold while we grab our sunglasses.
Speaking to Allure, @thestudyofmakeup revealed the secret to her out-of-this-world shimmer: Swarovski crystals.
First things first, @thestudyofmakeup goes in with Makeup Revolution Blushing Hearts Triple Baked Highlighter, $54.25 at Fishpond, applying it to the top of her cheekbones, brow bone and above her brows.
Then, the magic happens — she places a Swarovski crystal on each cheekbone. "The inspiration came from a crystal tiara that I was gifted from my boyfriend for our anniversary," she told Allure. "Every time I wore it, it would sparkle and flare from the lights and reflect rainbows. So I thought, 'What if I placed a crystal in the center of my highlight and tried to capture the lens flare?'"
I think we can all agree that @thestudyofmakeup is living her best life.