How to Revive your favourite Highlighter

Hey everyone! Today I have a different kind of post planned as I wanted to share with you the most incredible makeup hack I discovered the other day! For those of you who love to glow to the Gods and spend a fortune on your highlighter collection - keep on reading...

Earlier this year I went to Jeffree Star and Manny MUA's meet and greet in Manchester and treat myself to their collab bundle including the Eclipse highlighter, and also one of Jeffree's existing highlighters 'Princess Cut'. Now when I first began using the two highlighters I loved them! They were my first ever Jeffree Star Cosmetics products and they were giving my skin the glossy glow I'd been hoping for. 

However, over the months as I continued to use them, I noticed a shiny film forming over, making it harder and harder to achieve the glow I once matter what I did, the product just didn't want to lift. In an attempt to pick more product up on the brush, I'd even dug into and scratched the surface of Eclipse, but it was killing my pan and probably creating more waste - and these highlighters ain't cheap!

Maybe I'd done something wrong? Pressed too hard with my brushes into the pan? Who knows, all I know is that I was gutted. My two favourite highlighters...gone before their time...


Here's the Hack!

So! I dip in and out of Bridgette's YouTube Channel - 'Porcelain', who recently put out a video showing how the use of sellotape can bring your highlighter back to life! I will link this video at the end of the post.

I couldn't believe what I was seeing - did this mean I could revive Eclipse and Princess Cut? Off I went to find that roll of was knocking around here somewhere....

All you have to do is cut strips of tape off and place over your tired and used highlighter. Keep adding strips until the whole pan is covered, then gently press down. Once you've very, very lightly pressed over it, carefully peel the tape away. Some product will come away with the tape, not a lot, but some. Don't be alarmed!

I noticed that the majority of the shiny film had peeled away, and after taking my brush to the pan realised that this hack had indeed worked! More product was coming away onto my brush and the heavenly glow had been restored. Great stuff! 

How to Revive your favourite Highlighter

This apparently works with any brand of highlighter, not Just JSC, but I can't back this up officially as I haven't had the need to try this yet on my other brands. 

Here is the video so you can see it all in action for yourself..

Have you heard of this before? Have you tried it out for yourself? Let me know if you do and how you get on!

Thanks for reading,

Love, Leanne Xx