How to shimmer like a grown-up

       
July 7th, 2011 | Contributed by:

Try a little shimmer.Loved glitter when you were a kid? Covered yourself in sparkles every Halloween? Had more than one mishap with seriously sparkly eyeshadow in your teen years? If all that glitters is really is gold to you, you might be wondering how you can translate your love for shine into a more adult look. And the answer's easy – shimmer.

Shimmery products are more subtle than outright glitter, but they'll still give you a youthful, sexy sparkle when the light hits you just right. With shimmer eyeshadow, a subtle sparkle on your lips or a translucent power that offers just a hint of a glimmer, you'll be sure to catch everyone's attention no matter where you go.

One easy way to add some sparkle to your life is with a sheer shimmery powder. In the summer months, setting your makeup with a translucent powder is a great way to keep it from sliding off your face in the heat and humidity, so why not go for a powder with just a hint of shimmer? Sweep it over your face, neck and chest for a subtle, dewy glow.

For a night out on the town, pick a shimmery eyeshadow in a subtle color, like rosy pink or soft gold. It'll draw attention to your eyes and give you a youthful, playful appearance, especially if you give that cute guy at the end of the bar a wink. Alternatively, go for a lipstick that features just a hint of shimmer to make your pout truly tantalizing – just don't do both at once, unless you want to look like a child's art project gone wrong.

       

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