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Mariya Lyubashevskaya, a beauty vlogger from YouTube, participated in the full-face highlighter challenge. Her video received over three million views and mixed reactions from mocking to awe.

Judging from social media, apparently glazing like a doughnut is the new thing. But, hey, no complaints here. You are what you eat, right? Working as a retail advisor in the beauty industry has given me detailed access on the products we have been dying to rub on our faces.

The preparation is just as important as the right product in achieving this “glazed,” sun-kissed look. Whether you have dry or oily skin, I recommend experimenting with this look.

For my dry skin readers, dewy skin is probably a dream for you. An overly-done matte look can accentuate dry patches or flakiness. In order to counteract this, you would need to douse yourself in the genius invention of sparkly oil. Providing a luminous look for dry skin can camouflage dryness while actually moisturizing your skin.

Oily skin can also be super frustrating: in less than 30 minutes, you look like you just ran a 5K race. Oily skin is known for its large pore sizes and the ability to bring out more to the surface of your skin.

Trust me, you too can achieve the “glazed” look by targeting the specific spots between glow and matte. We like to concentrate our highlight on spots where the sun naturally hits us, typically focusing on the bridge of nose, brow bone, cupids bow (top of lip) and cheek bone. Fortunately for dry and oily skin, highlighters are available in liquid and powder form.

A liquid product I recommend is the BECCA Backlight Priming Filter. I purchased mine from Sephora for $38 for 1 ounce. It was lightweight and worked wonders when it came to creating a champagne-like sheen beneath your foundation.

The only problem was it didn’t fill my pores or even my laugh lines; therefore, I still use my Smashbox primer before the BECCA Backlight Primer because it targets large pores, like my own. Nevertheless, this primer gave me a natural glow, great for a long day out.

My all-time favorite powder highlight is MAC Soft and Gentle. This product was on sale for $33 for .35 ounces. This was my most recent purchase and for the past few weeks, I have not been able to put it down. This highlight gave my skin an iridescent, toned-down pearl-esque look. I found that on days when I went on casual errands, this highlight gave me a natural glow; and then, on nights when I went out, spraying MAC Fix Plus gave me a bright, wet look to the face.

Dewy skin is an in-style trend and whether you have dry or oily skin, it’s a must. It will give you the appearance of healthy, luminous skin, and who doesn’t want that? While you’re on the hunt for your next highlighter, I’ll have myself a glazed doughnut.

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