Who doesn’t love being a little extra now and then and going all out with their makeup look? We know that if the occasion called for it, most women would jump at the opportunity to go full glam! Enter the makeup trend doing the rounds on Instagram and throughout Hollywood right now– the flare highlight
This high-intensity face highlighter looks incredible in both photographs and selfies and is the perfect accessory to pulling a full glam look together in minutes. Whether you’re wanting to achieve a flare highlight for a dress-up do or a night on the town, here’s how to shine bright like a diamond:
The first thing you’ll need to master this makeup trend is the right tool for the job. Although it’s common to apply face highlighter powder with a large fan brush – it’s time to ditch this approach! Get your hands on a dense eyeshadow brush instead. The kind that should be moistened with a little water or makeup setting spray. This will allow for a saturated, pigmented application of your face highlighter products, pinpointing exactly where you want the flare to go.
To achieve a perfectly Gramable highlight, you’ll need to match your highlighter product to your skin’s undertone. For pale skin tones, opt for more of an icy, white-toned highlighter. For warmer skin tones, go for pink or gold highlighters such as the Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighting Powder for a gorgeous, bronzy glow. Apply your highlighter from the highest part of your cheekbones, along your brow bone, to just below the eyebrow. Dab a little blaze on the tip of your nose, the inner corner of the eyes and across your cupid’s bow (the top part of your upper lip).
Finishing off your flare highlight look with a makeup setting spray is essential to keeping it in place all day or night so that you’re always camera ready. We recommend the NYX Professional Makeup Dewy Finish Setting Spray for ultimate hold.
Pro tip: Try to capture your flare highlight in natural lighting where you can find it, this tends to give off the most intense finish in photos. You glow, girl!