After showing us that you can use highlighter as eyeshadow, Rihanna blessed everyone with another trick. In an Instagram Stories video, she used a Fenty Beauty Match Stix highlighter as lipstick. Riri went for the shade Blonde, a gold shade, that gave off a metallic effect on her lips.
Highlighter can be used to amp up your lipstick. Beauty vloggers would either swipe it on their cupid’s bow or dab a little bit in the middle of their lips. But if you want to take it a step further, you can follow Rihanna’s lead with the cream stick highlighter that you have. Or, you can choose from the items we listed below. You can apply it like regular lipstick or lightly dab it for a subtle sheen.
Jordana Cosmetics Glow N Go Creamy Strobing Stick in Bronze Glow
You can use this as a brown lipstick alternative because of its golden-brown hue. But if you don’t want the full shimmery effect on your lips, you can use it as a topper for your matte lipsticks to create a coppery tone. Available at SM Makati.
Maybelline Master Strobing Stick in Pink
This stick is light pink with silver reflect. This can be used on the cheeks and the eye area so this can be safe on the lips too. It’s suitable for fair, medium, and dark skin tones and you can build the color up depending on how pink you want it to look. Available at Watsons.
Happy Skin Glisten Up! Highlighter Stick in Champagne
Need a shimmery nude? Go for a champagne shade like this one from Happy Skin. You can use it on its own for a subtle shimmer. If this seems light for your liking, you can always mix it with any shade of lipstick. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source.
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Ridiiic
Fenty Beauty’s highlighter sticks have wild colors like red, lilac, and orange. Ridiiic is described as a warm orange with pearlescent shimmer. It’s opaque enough to cover your entire lips so this can substitute your bold red lipsticks. Available on Sephora PH.
Vapour Organic Beauty Trick Stick Highlighter in Luster
Luster is a lilac-tinted silver highlighter, a unique shade that you can use at music festivals and parties. Stand out in the crowd with this color on your lips. You can even add it on your cheekbones or eyelids if you want to be extra. Available online.
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