Try This Holiday Highlighter Hack

There’s no better time to shine bright (literally) than the holiday season. Between Christmas decor, cheerful vibes and lights, this is the perfect moment to pull out the glitter, sparkle, and highlighter from your makeup bag and put it to use in your glam.

[SEE ALSO: 6 Holiday Lips To Amp Up Your Makeup Look This Season]

We just saw Beyonce’s Renaissance film and in one of the first moments of the concert footage we were almost blinded by the superstar’s blinged out eyelids. It was a beautiful accent to her makeup and left an unforgettable touch. That left us thinking, what if we rocked a touch sparkle on our eyes, too?

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The quickest and easiest way to bling up your lids is with highlighter since you most likely already have it in your makeup arsenal. We chatted with celebrity makeup artist Andrea Samuels who gave us some tips on how she uses highlighter on her red carpet clients. “If I want to make the eyes appear bigger, I add highlighter in the water line. If I want to create a glossy effect on the eyes without using actual gloss, you can place highlighter right over your eyelid so it highlights the bulbous shape of your eye. When you place the highlighter on a specific area of your eyes, it can actually change your eye shape and make it appear larger!” Yes, please.

Below you’ll find two ways to add sparkle to your eye’s this holiday.

A Touch of Highlighter

We love how creator Alissa Janay used a pretty pop of highlighter to accentuate her Thanksgiving makeup look. You can also get the same effect using a shimmery eyeshadow. Whichever gives the most sparkle!

Heavy Sparkle Vibes

Sparkle all month long with this fun tutorial by Alissa Janay. Here, she keeps her lids mostly bare, opting for gold bling.

Would you use highlighter on your eyes? Let us know in the comment section!

Joy Adaeze

Joy Adaeze is a Nigerian-American Beauty and Style Editor, Content Creator, and Social Media Manager based in NYC. Her writing credits include ESSENCE, Huffington Post, Hello Beautiful, PopSugar, NY Mag’s The Cut as well as her personal style blog: www.JoyLovesFashion.com, which she created in 2009. You can find her on IG and TikTok: @joy_adaeze.

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