I love a dependable hack. I mean we all do, especially if it means kicking off some few bucks off our budgets. Makeup, in general, is expensive so when I found out that I could use some of my eyeshadow as a highlighter, I was curious and couldn’t wait to try it out. It could be that you are just starting out to use makeup and on a budget or you’re a seasoned makeup user and need to cut down on your makeup budget — whatever the case, this makeup hack can be just as useful. Here are 5 eyeshadows that can double up as highlighters:
Maybelline Single Eyeshadow “Gold School”
This creamy, saturated, pigmented eyeshadow by Maybelline New York not only looks good as an eyeshadow but also as a highlighter. Because it is very saturated, you will want to go easy when using it as a highlighter. Therefore, with a soft brush, use it on your cheeks and wherever else you want to highlight, using very soft strokes. Make sure to blend it furiously.
Mac Eyeshadow “Gorgeous Gold”
Looking to add a little warmth to your makeup? This eyeshadow is perfect for just that! The pearly shade of this eyeshadow makes it perfect to double up as a highlighter for just about all the skin tones in the book. Just as is with for most eyeshadows, make sure to use very light strokes when using it as a highlighter and blend furiously!
NYX Roll On Eye Shimmer “Nude”
Not only is this roll-on eyeshadow lightweight, but it is also very easy to blend into the sin. Therefore, I don’t see how you can go wrong using it as a highlighter! This eyeshadow is so good, you can even use it anywhere else on your body for some extra shimmer and glow.
You must have gotten the hint by now — if you have a shimmery eyeshadow shade in your makeup bag already, why not try it as a highlighter? Let me know what you think of this makeup hack. Is it a hit or a miss?