How to make your own rainbow highlighter

For a hot minute, the online beauty community went gaga over a collector piece that promised to sprinkle a wee bit of magic onto our makeup kits. BitterLaceBeauty’s Prism Highlighter undeniably looks phenomenal and fabulous but if you want to get your hands on this trendy item, it will cost you. It has a $22 price tag (not including shipping) AND! there’s a ridiculous nine to 10-month wait before they approve your order. It’s almost like they’re birthing this highlighter for adoption!

Images via BitterLaceBeauty

Images via BitterLaceBeauty

We didn't feel like shelling out that much money or waiting almost a year to get our hands of this trendy piece of make. So we thought, why not just make it ourselves?

Things you’ll be needing:

  • An empty makeup pan
  • Eyeshadows or pigments in the shades of the rainbow (you can use a cheap one)
  • A powder highlighter
  • A sharp metal object like a spatula or a pusher
  • A spoon
  • Alcohol in a spray bottle
  • Tissue paper

Step 1. Pop the shadows out of the palette and start crushing some of the pigment with the metal tool.

Step 2. Distribute your highlighter among the pigments and mix.

Step 3. Carefully arrange the color mixtures into your empty pan in the desired order. No need to make it look perfect! 

Step 4. Spray alcohol over the highlighter and press down with a spoon to compact the pigments. Repeat step 3 and 4 until the powders fill the pan.

Step 5. Resist the urge to use it right away! It needs to be allowed to dry overnight.

This project was easy-peasy, although a little messy! I was able to make three rainbow highlighter bricks with the amount of eyeshadow and highlighter I mixed. This has been my prettiest DIY to date, and I feel so much closer to being a mermaid, haha!

I used a flat top brush to apply it on my face to pick up the pigment evenly. Depending on how pigmented the shadows you used are, you may need a couple of swipes to get the colors to show up.

#Natural #IWokeUpLikeThis #NoMakeupMakeup, right? Kidding aside, I thought it’d be kitschy but it actually turned out quite nicely. It's definitely not for an everyday look (unless your school/office doesn't have a strict dress code) but it's a fun addition to a glam party look or a casual night out with friends!

Are you part of Team Rainbow, or do you think this is over the top? Let us know if you’re listing this down as your next DIY project!