It was on the world’s hottest runways that we first saw red blush used around the eyes. Then we saw beauty junkies using blush around the temples and higher up the cheekbones – taking “rosy cheeks” to new levels of awesome. Naturally, red highlighter was the logical next step for the eye blush trend. The best thing about it is that it’s universally flattering on all skin tones – adding that glow of youth and femininity.
To get the look, use Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighter in Fireball, because a super-fine velvety powder shows up better and blends more easily, especially on darker skin. Swipe it in an upward motion from your cheekbone until it’s aligned to the tail of your brow. Don’t forget to blend well – this is a high-pigment colour and you don’t want to end up looking messy. For a subtler look, use a blush brush or your finger to dab some on the light-reflecting points of your face.
There’s no reason not to make the most of this trend – it isn’t going anywhere. It’s a bold new way to wear red on the face that you’ll quickly fall in love with. And believe us, you won’t be the only one blushing when you wear this look out for a night on the town.