Thanks to the Internet and social media, I get a lot of my beauty inspiration from beauty bloggers and YouTubers. I love to check out all of my favorite faces to discover new beauty trends before they fully emerge. I especially enjoy watching YouTube videos because I can learn about new products tools and see them being applied in innovate ways that get my hyped to try them at home myself.
My two new favorite makeup artists-slash-bloggers are my new Beauty BFFs, Sam and Nic. They are the gals behind the brush brand Real Techniques, which I recently discovered at Walmart. These beauties create detailed YouTube videos that make it easy to achieve classic and trendy makeup looks at home, regardless of your makeup skill set.
It’s no surprise that these beauty mavens created an awesome line of beauty tools that have quickly become part of my beauty squad. The quality of these tools is exceptional they are very soft!) at a super affordable price point, but my personal favorite thing about them is that the handles are colorful. Each color represents and area of the face, making it easy to remember what each brush is used for. Real Techniques tool also comes with tips on how to use them, as well as beauty inspiration to help get your creative juices flowing.
After watching the glitter strobing makeup tutorial on the Real Techniques YouTube channel, I decided to give the look my own twist by creating a holographic makeup look inspired by the video. I unleashed my inner unicorn and used my Real Technique Essential brushes to create an easy makeup look that is truly out of this world. Plus, it’s super trendy this season!
How to Apply Holographic Highlighter
I’m going to walk you through all of the steps I took to create this out of this trippy, yet trendy makeup look. If you only want to learn how to apply holographic highlighter, skip to step number four.
1. Start by applying your foundation using a moist Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge in a pouncing motion. This sponge has a slated and a pointed side for a precise makeup application.
2. Using the Real Techniques blush brush, apply a setting a light layer of setting powder all over your face.
3. Next, you are going to use the Reach Techniques starter set to apply your eye makeup for the look. Start by applying an eyeshadow base that matches your complexion using the base shadow brush. Then use the crease brush from the Reach Techniques Starter set to apply a contouring shade to your crease. You want to define your eyes while keeping the shadow look soft. Finally, finish your eyes by filling your brows using the angled brush in the set, lining (optional), and mascara.
Now let’s get to holographic highlighting part!
4. Using the Milk Holographic stick, start off by highlighting your brow bone and the inner corners of your eyes with a fluffy brush.
5. Then using the same brush, apply the creamy holographic highlighter to your cheekbones. For a more intense look, spotlight the highest point of your cheekbones by applying extra product to this area.
6. Apply holographic highlighter down the bridge of your nose.
7. Next, apply your lip color. For a galaxy-inspired look, chose a purple, violet or blue lip color. To keep the look more wearable, chose a light pink or mauve shade.
8 Finish your lip by highlighting your Cupid’s Bow. For a precise application, use the pixel-point eyeliner brush on your lips to apply the product.
9. Intensify your look by going over all of the highlighted sections with a powder holographic highlighter such as Ultra-Violet from the Kat Von D Alchemist palette. Make sure to also spotlight the center of your lips for a 3D lip look that completes the look.
Creating this look was super fun and easy to do using my Real Technique tools. Next time you’re in your local Walmart store, remember to swing by the beauty aisle and check them out. Right now when you do, you’ll earn 15 kicks on Shopkick for scanning Real Techniques products and 150 for uploading your receipt when you purchase them. You can download the app on iTunes or Google play today to get started. Pretty cool, huh?