If there's one thing that's hit the makeup scene like a freight train in the past few years it'shighlighter,and these stunning pictures of the light catching it on three stars' faces at theOscarson Sunday will show you exactly why.
Check out the luminous effect it givesZoe Saldana's skin:
The way it brightens and liftsJennifer Lopez's eyes:
And the way it givesChrissy Teigen's cheekbones an assist:
Now,as a refresher,the idea behind highlighter is that you use it to exaggerates the "high" points of your face—where the light would hit your face naturally.Then you can use it in little spots to brighten certain key areas like the area right around your nose and in the inner corner of your eyes.It's been a makeup secret for decades,but now it's become a full-blown must-have for every woman wanting to look ethereal,which means everyone,because whodoesn'twant to look ethereal?
If you want to get in on this action,this how-to video is helpful: