Champagne – the bubbly drink we’ll be sipping on New Year’s Eve and the silky hue we’re going crazy over at MDC headquarters. Like the drink, champagne is a color that brings to mind elegance, timelessness and just a hint of sass – and we plan on flaunting it from now until, well, forever. Here are four reasons why we’re crushing hard on this shimmery shade:

champagne makeup  

1. Champagne eyeshadow will make you look bright-eyed and awake (even if you aren’t)

A champagne eyeshadow with hint of shimmer is something every woman should have in her makeup bag. It can be used as a base for a subtle smoky eye, under the brow bone to highlight, on the inner corners of your eyes to make them pop, on your bottom waterline to brighten – the list goes on and on…

Product recommendations:
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Sellout; Stila Eyeshadow in Kitten; MAC Eyeshadow in Shroom  

2. Champagne highlighter will draw attention to your most fabulous features

The cheekbone is an often-overlooked feature that deserves a chance to shine – literally.  Dust (or dab, if you’re using a liquid formula) a champagne highlighter above the apples of your cheeks for a pretty glow and model-worthy cheekbones. If you’re wearing a strapless dress on NYE, highlighting your collarbone with a champagne-hued shimmer will give it a sexy, subtle sheen.

Product recommendations:
Yves Saint Lauren Touche Éclat in Luminous Ivory; Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer in 2; The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer  

3. There are few things classier than champagne nails

When we hear the word “classy”, we think Audrey Hepburn à la Breakfast at Tiffany’s – a sleek LBD, cat-eye sunglasses and pearls are the winning trifecta of class. Add a glass of champagne in the mix and you’re golden – and what better way to grip your bubbly than with shimmery, champagne-hued nails? You can embellish your tips, do a half-moon mani or paint your whole nail this classy color. Or, give our champagne bubbles manicure a try.

Product recommendations:
essie Imported Bubbly; Julep Abigail  

4. A sheer, champagne-tinted lip gloss will cure all your beauty blues

If your beauty routine could use a pick-me-up, go for the gloss – lip gloss, that is. A dab of shimmery, champagne-hued gloss in the center of your lips will plump your plout and give you another reason to smile brightly – bye, bye winter blues!

Product recommendations:
Giorgio Armani Flash Lacquer in 102Lancôme Gloss in Love in Ginger Star; Chanel Lèvres Scintillantes Glossimer in Seashell  

Are you a champagne lover like us? What’s your favorite way to wear this classy hue?
Share with us in the comments!  

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