14 Of The Weirdest Things People Have Used As Highlighter

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:


Luxurious!
 

2. Soap:

lush-shimmy-bar
Source

I mean, not just any soap. Lush’s Shimmy Shimmy Sparkle Bar. It’s basically a highlighter stick and soap all in one, apparently.
 

3. Cheetos:

cheeto-highlighter
Source

Maybe don’t try this one? But, you know, you can!
 

4. Cheeto brand highlighter:

cheeto-brand-highlighter
Source

What hath DIY culture wrought?
 

5. Glittery lip balm:

sparkly-lip-smackers
Source

If you think about it, shimmery Lip Smackers is basically the same thing as Glossier’s Haloscope–just $18 less.
 

6. Lip gloss:
clear-lip-gloss
Source

Just like Face Gloss! Only, you know, not.
 

7. Shimmery lipstick:
laura-mercier-lipstick
Source

If you blend it enough, it…might work?
 

8. Glittery hair spray:

glitter-hair-spray
Source

Sounds…sticky? But functional, probably!
 

9. This, uh, situation:

pizza-highlighter
Source

HMMMM.
 

10. Actual pizza:


I mean, maybe not yet–but, as you can see, it is nigh.
 

11. Vaseline:

vaseline-highlighter
Source

I mean, sure. And, actually, contrary to what you might believe, vaseline is non-comodogenic, so it’s cool to put on your face.
 

12. Flour:
flour-highlighter
Probably not non-comodogenic? But good to know about!
 

13. Eyeshadow:
elf-eyeshadow
Source

Sure!
 

14. Actual glitter:
loose-glitter-highlighter
Source

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!

You can reach the author, Sara Hendricks, on Twitter and Instagram.

15 Beauty Things You Think Are Gross But Everyone Does

Follow Gurl, Pretty Please!
FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterest, and Instagram


Posted in: Fashion & Beauty
Tags: , ,