how to wear shimmer this holiday season.
no filter needed on beautiful, emily.
i did green shimmer on her eyes from the lash line up the under the brow bone and a soft pink shimmery lip. i added a little bit of the lipgloss to her cheeks to give it a nice dewey glow. very easy and very pretty.
when using shimmer:
have your basic face already set. your foundation, concealer, mascara, eyeliner and even a little taupe matte eyeshadow looks ahhsome.
pick 2-3 places on the face you will be highlighting with your shimmer products, such as the eyes, apples of the cheeks or lips.
if you are using glitter, focus on one area of the face. either your eyes or your lips.
never do more than those three areas or you will look like a disco ball ;)
beauty on a budget!
my favorites from my local drug store to achieve the shimmery holiday look.
l'oreal 24hr infallible eyeshadow $6.99: this is ahhmazing highly pigmented shimmery eyeshadow. i love it!!
elf blending brush $1: are you kidding me?! one dollar:) this little brush is amazing, it blends so well and the fibers this brush is made with don't shed. i could buy a whole bunch and use them on all my clients. that's how great they are!
ardell glamour eyelashes wispies $4.49: these are my go to falsies. i sport these and you should too!! they look real and very flirty with out looking like a giant spider on top of your lids. use duo eyelash glue in black to glue them on, best eyelash glue ever. it will last you a long time and it's like $5.
i didn't have time to talk about nail polish but i am looooving sally hansen's xtreme wear nail polish.
for $2.48 you can splurge on two and have some fun with your nails.
before you put on any gloss with shimmer/glitter make sure you hydrate them first, otherwise they will chap up real quick. i think i own every shade of maybelline's baby lips, that's how obsessed i am over these little $2.99 babies.
on air, i used nyc liquid lipshine lip gloss in honey on the hudson $1.97 on emily. it puts out a very pretty glossy shine without being super sticky. i was able to dab a little on the apples of her cheeks for a beautiful dewey finish.
another great bronzy alternative is revlon's colorburst lipgloss in bronze shimmer $7.59
if you rather not dab lipgloss on your cheeks for that nice dewey glow, opt for this fahhhbulous bronzer/blush set from physician's formula $10.99. such an awesome deal for two amazing products!! you can warm your complexion up and add shimmer, perfection!!
thank you to:
my gorgeeeeous model/friend and fellow blogger
and to our beautiful hostess with the mostest
you can view the segment here: http://fox13now.com/2013/12/04/beauty-on-a-budget-shimmer/
here are some pictures to reference
for beautiful shimmer makeup placement ideas
and not so good makeup placement ideas :)
|i over cooked the turkey and my face, bronzed.|
|bejeweled bangin' eyes, this is glam and sultry!|
|i only had enough glitter to dip one side of my face in the bowl and so i chose my good eye.|
|well, i did have enough glitter to dip mahh whole face in my darn bowl.|
i had so much glitter, i dipped it three times!
|i'm so pretty my eyes naturally glitter purple glints of fahhbulousness.|
glitter is iffy, but if done right sooooo good.
like, these drool worthy inspo pics.
now that you have the 411 on shimmer and glitter, try one of these looks this weekend or for your next holiday party!