Are you a lover of shimmer? Do you want your makeup to glow? Is matte a dirty word? Here’s how to add some sparkle to your face!
I’m not advising you to go body glitter crazy like you may have in the 90s. I think I wore body glitter, butterfly clips and hair mascara to every special occasion in 1999. This is not about that! There are no chunks of glitter here.
We want to achieve a subtle shimmer that will catch the light. Go away matte products, we don’t even want to know about you.
Your pout is the perfect place to enhance with a little bit of shine. StreetStar Cosmetics StreetGloss uses a crushed pearl formulation to create the perfect level of sparkle and shimmer! Plus the glosses are packed full of Vitamin E to keep your lips soft and supple. There are different colours to choose from to match your outfit and your mood.
Don’t forget your hands! This is where you can really take things up a notch. Don’t be afraid to use a proper glitter polish. Try Butter London’s Bit Faker Lacquer. It’s a long lasting nail polish that can take you from day to night. You could also layer another colour underneath for nails that everyone will notice.
When it comes to your skin, we want to highlight and illuminate areas like your cheekbones so they catch the light, without being too sparkly. Try MeMeMe Beat The Blues Illuminator. Enhance your natural radiance with this iridescent product. Just dot along your cheekbones or under your brows and then blend for a beautiful glow.
It’s so easy to use a metallic eye colour to give your face a lift. You can stick to a neutral bronze or silver, or take things to the next level with a bright green. We sampled the Mary Kay At Play Baked Eye Trio and Mineral Eye Palette in our June bellabox, and the shadows in these trios are perfect for a metallic shine. They can be used wet or dry for a strong or subtle look. To find out more about Mary Kay (and how you could sell the products yourself!) head to their official website.
What are your favourite products for adding shimmer? Let me know in the comments - Julia