Adding a dash of shimmer to your regular makeup routine can quickly transform your style. To get the party-ready look that shimmer can give, we recommend the following steps.
Emphasise just one feature
Concentrate on applying shimmer either to your eyes, cheeks, or lips, but not to all three of them at the one time. Shimmer makes features look bigger, so applying it to just the one area is recommended.
Get lips that shimmer
A lot of lipsticks and glosses already have a touch of shimmer built in to make lips look fuller. If you opt for a particularly shimmery formula, it might be wise to exfoliate your lips first so they are soft and smooth.
Apply it before your foundation
To give your complexion a glow, apply a shimmery lotion before your foundation or mix it with your foundation for more shine. This gives you an all-over dewy look. Remember that powders, lotions and creams each give different levels of shimmer. Generally, lotion gives a lighter and thinner layer of shimmer whilst creams are best for a medium shimmer and are a bit more natural. Powders have more coverage than any other product.
Give your fingers and toes some twinkle
One of the easiest places to wear shimmer is on your nails. Getting a glittery manicure is especially trendy this season. Something to remember is that nail polish with glitter in it can be particularly hard to remove.
Take a photo
Papping yourself using a flash before you go out the door will show up any areas that might be too shiny. If you do need to tone it down a bit, you can use a sponge with your regular face powder and blend out the areas where there's too much shine