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Highlighting has been popular AF, ever since contouring took a backseat to the lighter more “natural” look. This season, as fashion week around the world comes to a close, we are seeing fun, new ways to incorporate highlighting and blush for the season’s to come! Possibly one of our favorites came from Pat McGrath at the SS18 Valentino Show in Paris. While she already broke the Insta-net with her “negative-space lip” at Maison Margiela, her highlight perfection at Valentino was out of this world!

While Valentino brought back the glamour of the 80s, McGrath matched that vision with one of her own. Updating the style with inspiration from famed makeup artist Way Bandy, McGrath brought this 80s feel home with a new age feel. Creating a pink blush highlight effect that wrapped from the cheekbone to the lids and temples, she also color matched each model with their own peach to pink hue, creating a trend anyone can wear.


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Why We Love This Look: It is a fresh new take on highlighting that can be used in a plethora of ways for various skin tones and depths of intensity.

Our Top Picks: Pat McGrath Labs Mothership III Palette Shade: VR PINK mixed with MOTHERSHIP II: Palette Shade 'ASTRAL GHOST ORCHID (The combination Pat McGrath used at the Valentino SS18 Paris Fashion Week show).


What do you think of this trend? Will you be rocking it this season? For even more makeup inspiration be sure to stay tuned and check out our favorite makeup looks from the runways here!