How To Hack A Highlighter With Lipstick And Concealer

Don’t throw away those frosty pink lipsticks just yet.
Publish date:
December 16, 2014
DIY, Aegyo Sal, highlighter, pink lipstick, concealer, frosty lipstick, video

I’m not really a fan of frosty pink lipsticks. They never look flattering on my skin tone. Yet somehow they still exist in my makeup kit, whether as gifts with purchase, or from another ill-fated attempt to pull off Malibu Barbie lips.

So what do I do with them?

DIY highlighters! Mixed with concealer, these babies pack a subtle pink, glow-y punch. And I am all about that glow.

As usual, here are some GIFs if you can’t watch the video.

I’m using Estée Lauder’s Ideal Light in 01 Light mixed with Essence Lipstick in Cutie Mac Cute.

Mix ‘em together and apply.

I apply the mix to the tops of my cheeks, inner corners of my eyes, down the bridge of my nose, above my Cupid’s bow, and on my forehead and chin.

You can even use it under the eye for an "Aegyo Sal" effect, although I didn’t contour the bottom bits so it’s not as obvious.

If pink isn't your thing, I think this would look just as pretty with a peachy coral.

  • Have you ever used lipstick as a highlighter?
  • What's your favorite highlighter of all time?