How To Tastefully Use Shimmery Makeup

May 15, 2015
How To Tastefully Use Shimmery Makeup

Who says you can’t wear glittery makeup in your twenties and thirties?

If you want to experiment with a few different looks this summer season, try some of these must-have products which will give your face an instant glow.

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Shimmery eyeshadow is a must-have in every single makeup bag. Not only is it quick and easy to apply, but it sets immediately and can be layered for a day to night look.

When searching for a shimmery eyeshadow, look for a pot or pen which can easily be applied and smoothed out with your fingers. This beats carrying around various makeup brushes in your handbag, and is ideal if you don’t have much time on your side.

How To Tastefully Use Glitter and Shimmery Makeup

Stila Eye Shadow Compact, $24

A palette is another great investment if you love a shimmery look for all occasions. Not only does this suit all skin tones, but the shades are easy to apply and complement each other. The compact mirror also comes in handy for touching-up your look on-the-go.

How To Tastefully Use Glitter and Shimmery Makeup

Urban Decay Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette, $78


To create a dewy, translucent base what you really need is a good primer. Apply directly onto a freshly cleansed face, and dab the product well over the cheekbones, nose, chin and forehead for an extra glow. This easy will help your skin to look illuminated at all times, and in all the right places.

If you want a little extra glow, mix 1/2 pump of the serum directly into your foundation, and buff with a cosmetic sponge.

How To Tastefully Use Glitter and Shimmery Makeup

Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer, $21


Want to add a little kick into your usual contour? A speckled bronzer is the perfect way to give your skin some extra glow without going over the top. Use a large powder brush to apply it onto the skin, and remember to blend, blend, blend!

How To Tastefully Use Glitter and Shimmery Makeup

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer, $65


Whether it’s day or night, upgrade your look with a little glam by using a shimmery lip gloss. One of our favourites is by Bobbi Brown, and comes in a variety of different shades to suit the natural colour of your lips.

Just one application will give you a flawless look all night long, and the gloss itself can fit in your purse for the rest of the evening.

How To Tastefully Use Glitter and Shimmery Makeup

Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss, $44

What are some of your favourite shimmery products?

Image via Elle France

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