Beauty Editor Buys: The Highlighter That's Anything But Average

No shade to contouring, but strobing is quickly becoming the makeup technique we can’t imagine going a day without. There’s nothing better than an eye-catching shimmer to accentuate your cheekbones and make you glow like a mythical creature. Wherever there is strobing, a good highlighter isn’t far behind, which is why we wasted no time diving right in when Urban Decay sent us their new Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Highlighters! Read on to see why these pretty powders are sure to become your beauty BFF this summer. 

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Urban Decay took note when its Afterglow Powder Blush started killing it, so it was no surprise they took the budge-proof concept and applied it to a highlighter. Available in three colors, the shades include Aura, a pearly-pink, Sin, a subtle champagne-golden, and Fireball, a peachy-pink shade that’s inspired by Urban Decay’s popular eye shadows.

The small-but-mighty collection makes it easy to identify the shade that works best for your skin tone, and the application process is even easier! Add a swipe of the vibrant highlighter to the high points of your face (like the bridge of your nose, the brow bone and the area between your temple and cheek) and use a fan or highlighter brush to achieve that dewy, subtle glow—sans glitter. The highlighter also has some serious staying power, so apply a little to the inner corner of your eyes to make them appear brighter.

With its safe-for-work glow and buildable texture, this is one highlighter that takes shimmer to beautiful new heights.

Have you tried this highlighter yet? We’d love to hear what you think about it in the comments below!

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