It’s no secret that a few quick sweeps of highlighter can add some major luminosity to the high points of your face. But what happens if you run out of your favorite formula? Are you stuck resorting to dull, lifeless cheekbones until your next drugstore run? Rather than enter full-fledged panic mode, think outside the box and allow your creativity to run wild. After numerous bad skin days and times without highlighter on hand, it’s safe to say I’m an expert at accentuating my cheekbones with little more than facial oil or serum and a beauty blending sponge.
This brilliant highlighting hack I’m about to share with you all can hydrate your skin AND add a glow in less than 10 seconds. Two for one benefits with items already on hand? No, this is not too good to be true. Keep reading to discover how to accentuate your face in no time flat!
As mentioned, the oil-as-highlighter method only calls for two things: a beauty blending sponge and your favorite facial oil or serum. That’s really it! Once you’ve got those two items ready, keep scrolling for step-by-step instructions on how to master the technique at home.
STEP 1: DISPENSE OIL ONTO YOUR HAND
The first step is to apply your routine makeup. Once your foundation, powder, winged eyeliner, etc. are perfected, reach for your favorite facial oil or serum and carefully dispense a dime-sized amount onto the top of your hand. We recommend using a moisture-rich formula like dr.kureshi Luxurious face oil that can promote a lit-from-within glow while hydrating your skin at the same time. A little bit goes a long way, so don’t go overboard! There’s a fine line between skin that looks dewy and skin that looks downright greasy. Next, gently dab a clean beauty blending sponge on top of the oil until it’s fully absorbed off your hand.
STEP 2: TAP YOUR BLENDING SPONGE ONTO THE HIGH POINTS OF YOUR FACE
Once the oil is residing on
top of your sponge, gently tap “don’t rub it” onto the high points of your face
where you’d normally sweep your highlighter. It’s important to be gentle here
because rigorous rubbing can smudge the makeup you worked hard to apply. Focus
on the center of your forehead, your cheekbones, Cupid’s bow, and the tip of
With all the skin care benefits of coconut oil, it is no wonder it has become such a staple in our beauty routines. We simply can’t get enough of it and for good reason! If you don’t already incorporate the oil in your own regimen or if you are looking for more ways to use it here are six reasons that will have you hooked.
COCONUT OIL CAN BE USED AS A NATURAL CHEEKBONE HIGHLIGHTER
The shiny, sleek finish that coconut oil can leave behind can make for a gorgeous, hydrating cheekbone highlighter. As a finishing touch to your daily makeup, dab on a very small amount of coconut oil on your cheekbone and you're good to go!
COCONUT OIL CAN BE A STAND-IN SHAVING CREAM
Need a shaving cream but don’t have time to run to the store? Try coconut oil! The oil’s consistency has the same thick texture of many shaving creams, which may make running a razor against your skin a little easier and help you avoid razor bumps.
COCONUT OIL CAN HELP REMOVE EYE MAKEUP
Eye makeup may be tricky to remove especially if it's waterproof—but oil-based cleansers can help break up hard to remove makeup and debris that regular makeup removers can leave behind. Try applying a small amount of melted coconut oil to a cotton ball and gently wipe over your closed eye lids. Rinse with lukewarm water and follow up with your favorite facial cleanser.
COCONUT OIL CAN BE USED AS A CUTICLE OIL
Rubbing a little bit of coconut oil into your cuticles may help to moisturize them and give your nails some extra shine.
COCONUT OIL CAN BE A GREAT ADDITION TO AN AT-HOME SOAK
The next time you take an Epsom salt bath, try adding in 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil. The combination of soaking your skin in water and coconut oil can help to hydrate your skin and leave skin feeling silky smooth.
COCONUT OIL CAN ACT AS A LIP BALM IN A SNAP
Chapped lips? Try using a
small amount of coconut oil. The oil can help hydrate dry skin!