You Don’t Need A Filter To Have This ‘Flare Highlight’


It is the age of bomb-ass makeup trends like the ice cream makeup and feather eyebrows, so you know it’s the time to be extra when it comes to your face – much like this “flare highlight” that’s becoming popular on Instagram.

The “flare highlight” is a result of genius makeup skills by Instagram user, @thestudyofmakeup.

In an interview with Allure, she revealed that there’s one tool you can’t not use if you want to achieve the flare highlight lool – shadow brush.

“Most people apply their highlight with a large fan brush,” she said. “I use a very dense, wet eye shadow brush.”

And why, you may ask?

According to her, a large fan brush “condenses the pigment and centralizes it,” saturating the brush with more pigment so you can bring the light to a point in on your face where you want it – ideally, your cheekbones and brow bones.

The result? A stunning glow when the light hits your face without any help from cellphone lense flare filters you can download on the App Store.

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@thestudyofmakeup uses Makeup Revolution’s $7 Blush Hearts Highlighter in Goddess of Love.

“It’s triple baked for maximum pigment pay-off and luminosity,” she explained. “I have never found anything else like it.”

She also uses Makeup Revolution’s Triple Baked Rainbow Highlighter.

The makeup genius added, however, that the flare highlight might not work on other skin types – or at least, her techniques and shades of makeup.


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For best results, she said one should find a highlighter that fits your undertones. For pale skin, like hers, she uses icy white highlighters.

“Since white doesn’t absorb light, it only reflects it, it is much brighter and reflective than pink or gold highlighters, which are more popular,” she said.

And don’t forget to apply a setting spray to keep everything in place!


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