Everyone Used The Same Highlighter At Coachella — & It's So Extra

Photographed by Emily Malan.
When people are wearing thick layers of highlighter for their driver's license photos, you know they'll need to crank it up a notch for a 3-day music festival. And there's only so many Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kits you can go through until you reach a shine limit. Enter: glitter.
Blame it on Pat McGrath or her legions of muses, but glitter took over Coachella this year as the trend du jour. (We're pretty sure the clean-up crew will be picking it out of the grass until next year's festival.) But aside from a sprinkling of glitter parts and glitter lips, the most common use for it was actually new: as extreme highlighter on cheekbones.
The result is festive, yes, but it's also surprisingly of flattering. (Hello, cheekbones.) Put on your sunglasses, then click through to see all the looks.
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Step 1: Raid a craft store. Step 2: Sweep it anywhere you would use highlighter. (A primer is definitely advisable.)
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No need to blend it until it looks natural; it will never look natural.
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Proof that nothing frames a cat-eye quite like glitter highlighter.
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When in doubt, use a classic C technique to pop those cheekbones!
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How many sunglasses were hiding the look, we wonder?
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Look past the amazing matching purple outfits for a second — we'll wait — and zoom in on that glitter highlight. Slay.
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This is making our go-to highlighter look lazy.
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Sure, these stars aren't glitter, but they get an honorable mention for the highlighter-like application.
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This glitter unibrow may not be placed like highlighter, but we love it so much we couldn't leave it off.
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Glitter migrated to lids too for an eye-opening effect — that you could even see through sunglasses.
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