This season, shimmery eyes are big news! When applied properly, they can create wonderfully eye-catching looks and seriously brighten the complexion. However, there's a fine line between pulling off a subtle, shimmering beauty look and looking like a walking disco ball. To avoid such a disaster, all you need to do is follow the advice below.
Shimmer and shine
Sparkles aren't just for Christmas and New Year's Eve, they're appropriate all year round! This year's Cannes Film Festival saw a few celebrities don the look on the red carpet and we can see why: a little bit of expertly applied shimmer can create a seriously magic effect!
Get the look
- When wearing the look on your eyes, aim for iridescence not glitteriness. Keep it subtle by applying a wash of color over your eyelids or, for a more dramatic effect, use darker colors to create a shimmery smoky eye. Top tip: to make your sparkles last all night long, apply some primer to your eyelids first!
- A touch of shimmery eyeshadow on the inner corner of the eyes can really open up the eyes and make them shine! For something a little more "runway", use a glittery eyeliner to outline your lash line.
- Did you know that metallic eyeshadows can also work their magic on your brows? This trend made its way onto the Spring/Summer 2014 runways. Will you dare to try this bold look?
- Believe it or not, you can use multiple shimmery products all at once. As long as the shine is subtle and not too overwhelming, the products will work harmoniously together to give you a natural glow. So, go ahead and get out the highlighter!
There you have it, a foolproof guide to rocking the shimmery makeup trend. What are you waiting for?