Green Highlighter Is The Beauty Risk You Need To Try Right Now

We've seen gold highlighter, opal highlighter, and even the duo chrome trend of 2016. While they're all beautiful and unique in their own way, there's a new product we'd love to draw your attention to — vibrant green highlighter. Before you panic, it's not as intimidating as you might think. Anyone can pull it off, as long as you apply it the correct way. According to PureWow, green is trending this year, so why not jump on the bandwagon and add some of this gorgeous color to your life?

If vibrant green is too bold for you, that's okay! There are several alternatives in this color family you can use instead, such as emerald green; however, we recommend you at least give this vibrant shade a try before you say no. Like we said, anyone can rock this look! If you need more convincing, here are five reasons why you should experiment with green highlighter.

It's a perfect combination of bold and beautiful

Why add a little highlighter when you can add a lot? Start on your cheek bones and work your way up to your temples for a dramatic yet dazzling look, then layer on as much as you'd like. If you want, feel free to add additional highlighter to your décolletage, too. Because of how the green pigment pops against the skin, this look is especially gorgeous on darker skin tones, so don't be afraid to really go for it! 

It complements a dramatic eye

When you're rocking dramatic eye makeup, we suggest using green highlighter to complement the look, as to not take away the attention from your hard work. Use a light hand to apply it to your cheekbones, the bridge of your nose, and the inner corners of your eye. If that isn't enough green for you, go ahead and use it as a brow highlight as well.

It makes green eyes pop

If you have green eyes, this highlighter shade was made for you. Keep your makeup super simple by applying just a touch of green highlighter to the eyelid, then finishing it off with a coat of mascara. Because the eye look is so subtle, you can play around with more highlighter on the rest of the face like you see on the woman in the photo above.

It creates a unique look

Green highlighter is an excellent choice when you have brightly colored hair. This colorful combination makes you look totally out of this world (in a good way)! Give your collarbones and shoulders the attention they deserve by caking on the highlighter in those particular areas, or simply apply it to your cheeks and eyes. Trust us, you'll be happy you did.

It adds dimension to your lips

Placing highlighter on your face and shoulders is an obvious choice, but what about your lips? Stand out in a crowd by applying green highlighter to your lips for an ombré effect. Using your finger, gently apply the highlighter to the center of your top and bottom lips. You'll be surprised at how a touch of the green pigment in this area can change your entire look.