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DIY Rainbow Highlighter

DIY Rainbow Highlighter | Twinspiration

The rainbow highlighter by Bitter Lace Beauty has gone viral and for good reason. Highlighting has become second nature to us. We love a little bit of glow to really tie our makeup look together. So when we saw this rainbow highlighter we knew we needed to try it! But of course it’s been sold out for quite some time. You know we love a good DIY challenge so we decided to make our own. We had all the supplies we needed for this highlighter which made it even better!

DIY Rainbow Highlighter | Twinspiration

For our rainbow highlighter we opted for bold colors. And we replaced red with pink. If you want a more pastel look just make sure to use pastel eyeshadows or add a good amount of vanilla/white/cream pigment to each of your shades.

DIY Rainbow Highlighter | Twinspiration


  • Eyeshadows in the shades pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, & purple.
  • A neutral eyeshadow to tone down the colors. Some type of white or cream.
  • A pressed powder highlighter. We used an two OFRA pan highlighters and one from the elf highlight quad
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Empty blush, bronzer, or highlighter compact.
  • Cupcake tin
  • Toothpick

DIY Rainbow Highlighter | Twinspiration


  1. Using a spoon, finely mill the eyeshadows and place each color in a different cupcake tin.
  2. Finely mill the cream shadow and mix a little into each color
  3. Finley mill the highlighters and add some to each color. Make sure you add enough so it will really sparkle
  4. Add rubbing alcohol to each color one drop at a time. When it forms a creamy paste you’ve added enough.
  5. Using a toothpick place a line of each shade into the compact, starting with pink and ending with purple. When you have enough product in the compact press it down with a paper towel. Keep pressing until no color transfers
  6. Let dry for 24 hours

DIY Rainbow Highlighter | Twinspiration

DIY Rainbow Highlighter | Twinspiration

DIY Rainbow Highlighter | Twinspiration

We were really impressed with how this highlighter turned out! It may look a little lumpy in the pictures but we promise it’s super creamy and pigmented! We sprayed some MAC Fix+ on our brush before applying the highlighter and that really made it POP.

What do you think about the rainbow highlighter trend?

Xo, Britta


  • Reply
    05/04/2016 at 5:23 am

    Awesome job! So many people have been trying to get their hands on the rainbow highlighter. Thank you for a DIY/affordable version.

    • Reply
      Britta Garsow
      05/04/2016 at 9:07 am

      Thank you! That’s why we thought it would be a good idea!

  • Reply
    05/04/2016 at 10:15 am

    Wow this is amazing! I’ve been dying to try the rainbow highlighter trend but now I think I might try this out and make my own!

    • Reply
      Britta Garsow
      05/04/2016 at 10:21 am

      Thank you! It was alot easier to make them we thought! So you should definitely try it!

  • Reply
    05/06/2016 at 10:06 am

    How creative and beautiful !! Just what we need to start our Spring 🙂

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      Carli Garsow
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