Shimmers: Limitless ideas to make you look fab!

I love the versatility of shimmers, especially the neutral/ cream/ vanilla hues. They instantly brighten your face, make you look posh and oh-so-fab! If there is one beauty product that you need to buy today, I encourage you to get one. Shimmers are sold in different formulations, packaging and uses.

1) The Body Shop Shimmer Waves (Eyes/bronzer)  2) Wet n Wild Icon Eyeshadow   3) e.l.f. Healthy glow Bronzing pressed powder   4) Benefit High Beam

Save on makeups! Regardless whether they are sold as bronzer, eye shadows, etc., here are some unexpected ways you can use them:

  • Highlight brow bone/ arch area. But first things first. Your brows should be groomed and tamed. Pluck stray hairs! With flat eyeshadow brush or finger, dab neutral shimmer under the brow/arch

  • Brighten/open up your eyes. This is the final touch to your eye makeup. With flat eyeshadow brush or finger, dab shimmer and apply in inner corner of your eyes (tear duct)

  • Use as shimmer/ lip gloss to highlight pout and sexy lips. Wearing a flat and lifeless lipstick? Add shine and glam. Dab a small amount of neutral shimmer and apply at the center of  lips.

  • Make lips plump and pouty. With thin lip brush, line the cupid’s bow / center of lips with neutral shimmer and blend with fingers to soften the look. Cupid’s bow is the upper portion of the lips.

  •  Highlight cheekbone. Create an illusion of high cheekbone by simply sweeping neutral shimmer/ bronzer over cheekbone (just below the outside corner of eyes). The light which reflects that area will lift it up.

Just a caution. Look fab but not overdone. Unless you are attending a costume party or strutting the runway, use shimmers sparingly. When using shimmer to highlight your brow area, use matte-colored eyeshadows.

Look fab with simple makeup. Apply 2-3 coats of mascara, apply neutral shimmer on brow area and inner corner of eyes.

Shine, fab woman, shine!

*Get inspired* “You can only give unselfish love to others when you love yourself 100%”


1 Comment

  1. Anonymous
    February 6, 2011 / 7:41 am

    i like shimmers too.. sabi nga ng yaya ko shining shimmering, splendid.. LOL !!


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