Get with the Glow: How to use Lush solid highlighters

So you're in the market for makeup that pampers your skin and appeals to your creative side, allowing you to experiment or achieve your ideal look with minimal time and effort. Enter the Glow Stick: a product that adapts to your lifestyle and choices.

Made with beautiful artisan oils and waxes expertly sourced from community groups, you can use these plastic-free highlighters to create versatile looks for every occasion, and ensure your skin feels in tip-top condition with each application. There's never been a better reason to get your glow on.

Hot on the heels of the Slap Sticks solid foundations, Glow Sticks are also sustainably minded when it comes to packaging. You could even say they think outside of the box, dipped in the same peelable, vegan wax to make application easy, and ensure you can put every last smudge, dab and sparkle of product to use.

Multifaceted makeup is the way forward, and what’s exciting about Glow Sticks is that they are so versatile and easy to use; apply them to the high points of your face: your cheekbones, brow bones, cupid’s bow, the bridge of your nose - it’s your choice.

Getting it on the skin

Massage onto your fingertips to focus on particular points, glide directly onto skin for a targeted highlight, or stipple on using your favourite brush for a strobe of shimmer. You may like to steal the show with a full-faced pearlescent effect, or simply frame your face. Different types of plastic-free glitter are also at work, ranging from a silky shimmer to bigger particles of sparkle that ‘pop’ on the skin, meaning every finish is different and every application is fresh and exciting.  

Take your pick from five illuminating colours, packed with ingredients that pamper the skin to create your freshest looks yet. Illuminate, experiment and make them your own, or - if you fancy a little inspiration - read on for different ways to get the best out of your Glow Sticks.  


This simple technique is easy to master when you want to brighten and lift areas of the face and add definition. The cheekbones and brow bones are popular areas to apply product to, but highlighting all the highpoints of the skin makes for an instant healthy glow. Try Lark for a soft silvery glow that catches the light and delivers  a subtle shimmer:

1. Apply a little product to a brush. Choosing a small tapered brush will ensure easy blending.

2. Build onto your chosen areas in layers to ensure it blends seamlessly like a second base.

3. If your fingers are your favourite tools, dab and sweep lightly onto the desired areas.

Highlighter is to the skin what sunshine is to the mind- but thankfully the former can be conjured up on the dreariest of days.


Strobing creates a bold, show-stopping look by emphasising every high point of your face with a rich flush of highlighter. The pointed tip of the Glow Stick is perfect for application directly to areas of the face that look great with a little more definition. Ibis is perfect for strobing, with a super shimmery, gregariously glossy pigment, and, for new-wave neon strobe, layer Ibis on top of Rock Dove, which has a lilac hue for that metallic lit-from-within look:

1. Apply to the bridge of the nose, the chin, above and below the brow.

2. Be generous with your application and then use a brush to blend into the skin.

3. Re-apply the product layer by layer to build the effect; the brighter the better!

Goldfinch Slap Stick


Draping is a technique which uses colour to give the face structure. This is a beautiful way to subtly shape the face, leaving the skin looking as if it’s glowing from the inside out and using two shades for this technique works like a dream. Robin and Ibis work well for this look, and Robin’s dusky pink tones can be played up for a coral pop.

1. Swipe just under the cheekbones with a deeper shade for a contoured effect.

2. Glide over the high points of the cheekbones with a brighter, illuminating shade to graduate colour.

3. Wrap from the temple to the corner of the outer eye in a half-moon shape for a little added drama. Using a big fluffy brush will ensure you blend seamlessly.

4. If you want to add extra dimension, bring down onto the tip of the chin and down the centre of the neck and décolletage.

Et voila! You’re flushed and fierce, ready to take on anything the day brings.


Holographic highlighting is a quick way to nail ethereal chic and combining Glow Sticks is key. Colour-popping shades like Rock Dove make a great base. Layering lighter shimmery shades like Peacock - a fanfare of green sparkle that dazzles in the light - over the top will leave you looking otherworldly every time your skin catches the light.

1. Layer your chosen shade directly over the skin to leave an opaque finish. Blend and repeat; you want to get a solid block of colour at the base.

2. Pay particular attention to the highest points of the face that will reflect the light the most: the browbones, the top of the cheekbones, the tip of the nose.

3. Dab a lighter shimmery shade over the top with your finger or a blending sponge. You’ll stand out in whatever light you’re in as the iridescent effect of this look takes on a life of its own.

Glass Skin

Perfecting glass skin - smooth, translucent-looking skin with an almost diaphanous sheen to it - starts with the base. Using a hydrating moisturiser like Celestial to freshly cleansed skin will give you a great base to apply your foundation and highlighter, and Ibis or Lark make great options for this look:

1. Let your moisturiser sink in, (find your perfect hydration fix here).

2. Put on your favourite dewy foundation (try Lush Slap Sticks for a radiant finish), and buff in to create a glowing second skin.

3. Warm a little of your chosen Glow Stick between your fingers and apply to the back of your hand, which works wonders as a palette.

4. Blend with a small buffing brush to the highest points of your face, such as the tops of your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, your temples and your cupid's bow.

Creativity knows no bounds and you can decide where and how you want to show your glow. If you’re looking for a products that you can play with and that always pay off, if you love to experiment and accentuate your angles, Glow Sticks have got your back.

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about 3 weeks ago

Under draping, it should read decolletage, not decliotage.