Beauty

This Instagrammer’s highlighter hack is so extra, it requires an actual Swarovski crystal

If you look directly at her cheekbones, you'll go blind.

By Erin Cook

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.