Mamamia’s Tried and Tested series is your review of the latest to hit our desks in beauty, health and wellbeing. You won’t find any #sponsored content here, just honest, relatable and independent advice. This week, Mamamia's Beauty and Health Editor trials the viral retro highlighter hack.
ICYMI, we try a lotta viral beauty hacks on the You Beauty podcast. And sometimes, you get these amazing golden nuggets that work their way into your everyday routine, because they're just that good — like the nifty 'dot method' concealer hack. Other times, they're a total flop and you end up putting lube on your face or trying to mix foundation with water.
So, when Leigh Campbell and I came across this retro highlighter technique that promises to light up your face, we knew it could go either way. But, being the nosy beauty fiends that we are, we just had to try it.
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Chances are, you've seen the technique doing the rounds on Instagram and TikTok.
It went viral off the back of a recent video posted by makeup artist and vintage makeup collector Erin Parsons (ahem, she owns some of Marilyn Monroe's makeup. HUGE), where she showed her followers the benefits of using matte white highlighter.