Highlighting 101

Powder vs liquid. Our glowing review.

This probably won’t surprise you but our MECCA HQ emergency beauty kit is overflowing with highlighters. If we’re tired, our skin is looking dull, or we’re just feeling a bit flat, a dose of bottled glow is an instant pick-‘us’-up.

But the question is, do we opt for powder or liquid? We love both, they just have different attributes. Powder highlighters are easy to layer over other powders, you can slowly build up the intensity if you want to take them to extreme-glow levels. Whereas liquid or balm highlighters are hydrating, melt into your skin, and create a natural, dewy finish.

So which highlighter, powder or liquid, will you opt for? Let these how-to videos help make up your mind.

Three ways to use The Enlightened Trio

Our bestselling Mecca Cosmetica The Enlightened Trio—which is available in two shades, either fair or warm—is back by popular demand. In this video, we’ve used the fair version which has three heavenly highlighting powders. Ready to be inspired?

Tip 1: Use the Mecca Cosmetica Fan Brush and middle shade to highlight the tops of cheeks and brow bone.

Tip 2: Wet your brush with the Mecca Cosmetica Makeup Perfecting Mist and transform the rose gold shade into a foiled-effect metallic eyeshadow.

Tip 3: Create the illusion of fuller-looking lips by highlighting the cupid’s bow with the shimmering Champagne shade. Finish with Mecca Cosmetica Lip de-Luscious.

Highlight for a dewy finish

Mixing illuminating drops with your foundation or tinted moisturiser is a genius beauty hack. It gives the illusion of a really fresh glow—it’s the ultimate no-makeup makeup. And the best bit? This look only takes a few minutes so it’s perfect for your pre-work morning routine.

Step 1: Mecca Cosmetica Makeup Perfecting Mist.

Step 2: Mix Mecca Cosmetica Lit From Within Illuminating Drops with Mecca Cosmetica In A good Light S PF 30+ Tinted Moisturiser.

Step 3: Mecca Cosmetica Light Saver Brightening Concealer.

Step 4: Mecca Cosmetica Enlightened Lit From Within Illuminating Balm.

Step 5: Mecca Cosmetica Lip de-Luscious.

Story by Louisa de Kievit
Makeup by Clementine Bachet
Hair by Lauren Mackeller


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