If you are into makeup at all, chances are good that highlighter is one of your favorite products. Highlighter is a popular, coveted item, and with good reason–it’s fun to wear, relatively easy to apply, and makes everyone who wears it look like a sparkly, shiny, glazed doughnut.
Highlighter is so prevalent, in fact, that you may have even gotten sick of the highlighters themselves. Not the actual glazed doughnut effect they give off–you would never–but more so the act of buying them. Highlighters are expensive, after all (an Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit will set you back $40) and they are so common that there’s a sort of rote mechanization that goes along with it. You take a brush. Dip it into your highlighter. Swab it on your face. Yawn.
The solution to this highlighter monotony? Use, something else as highlighter. It doesn’t matter what it is! As long as gives off a nice shimmer–which, as you are about to learn, a lot of random things can do–you’re good to go. So, check out the weirdest things people have ever used as highlighter right here. Who knows? Maybe you’ll get some new makeup ideas:
1. Bath bombs:
— jayk (@jayktwinters) October 17, 2016
I mean, not just any soap. Lush’s Shimmy Shimmy Sparkle Bar. It’s basically a highlighter stick and soap all in one, apparently.
Maybe don’t try this one? But, you know, you can!
4. Cheeto brand highlighter:
What hath DIY culture wrought?
5. Glittery lip balm:
If you think about it, shimmery Lip Smackers is basically the same thing as Glossier’s Haloscope–just $18 less.
6. Lip gloss:
Just like Face Gloss! Only, you know, not.
7. Shimmery lipstick:
If you blend it enough, it…might work?
8. Glittery hair spray:
Sounds…sticky? But functional, probably!
9. This, uh, situation:
10. Actual pizza:
"can i use this pizza grease as highlighter" –@GabriellaSibaja
— lindslay (@lindsaydemeola) May 22, 2016
I mean, maybe not yet–but, as you can see, it is nigh.
I mean, sure. And, actually, contrary to what you might believe, vaseline is non-comodogenic, so it’s cool to put on your face.
Probably not non-comodogenic? But good to know about!
14. Actual glitter:
Hey. when you gotta glow, you gotta glow.
Would you ever try any of these DIY highlighters? If so, which ones? Let us know in the comments!