Megan McKenna addresses THAT make-up selfie: "A girl can never wear too much highlighter!"

Published Tuesday, Sep 27 2016, 12:07 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
If any celeb gives us insane make-up envy, it's The Only Way Is Essex's Megan McKenna - FACT.

From ultra-glossy lips to bold brows, perfectly contoured cheekbones to dramatic lashes Megan loves to show off her mad make-up skills but earlier this month she divided opinion when she posted this selfie to Instagram.

TOWIE star Megan McKenna posts selfie to Instagram 29 August 2016

© Instagram / @megan_mckenna_

Jumping on the strobing trend a la Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Megan opted for lashings of shimmery highlighter, paying attention to her nose for a cutesy button effect, her Cupid's bow to make her plump lips pop and her brow bone, too - but some of her followers weren't sold.

Taking to the comments section, a handful mentioned that the star - who posed for the picture against a bright ring light - looked "too shiny." One even said she looked a little "greasy."

There's no holding back, is there?

"Too much highlighter on the end of your schnoz!" wrote one Insta-user, while another commented, "May be just a little over the top with the highlighter."


Ex On The Beach star Megan McKenna uploads very tanned selfie to Instagram, 27th April 2016

© Instagram / @megan_mckenna_

On Wednesday (21 September) we caught up with Megan ahead of her brand new Sports Luxe collection with online fashion hub Miss Pap, and she had a little something-something to say back!

"A girl can never wear too much highlighter - I love highlighter!" Megan - a huge fan of Iconic London's Strobing Stick - said in response to the comments.

"OK, fair enough it was a bit extreme that day but I love it and I was standing in front of a ring light. Sometimes, you want to look really glowy and glossy and stuff."

Never one to mince her words, Megan had a very honest message for those who slated her look.

"I'm so into my make-up and everyone knows that, so what I'd say is, f**k you! Can I say that? Yeah, I can! That's my reply."

Moral of the story - never criticise Megan's highlighter because you might just get burned. And not by her mahoosive ring light! Grrrr.

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