Jan 21, 2015

Shimmer makeup is not something to be taken lightly: Everything about its application has to be just right. Too much looks garish, while too little just seems pointless. And it's not just how much you apply that matters. With this shimmery stuff, it's all about where you apply! Because of the sparkly makeup's ability to catch light and look amazing, you can — and should — use it to your advantage to enhance your facial features. Here's how:

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Plump Up Thin Lips

A dab of gold or silver shimmery lipgloss in the center of your lower lip (apply it on top of your regular lip color) creates the illusion of a more pillowy pout. Try YSL Golden Gloss in White Gold Quartz.

Open Up Tired Eyes

There's no substitute for a good night's rest, but a touch of white shimmer on the inner corner of your eyes comes pretty darn close. Try Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Polyester Bride.

Fake Better Brows

No time for a brow appointment? Apply champagne shimmer powder or cream under your arches and your eyebrows will look lifted and more sculpted instantly. Try Maybelline ExpertWear Eyeshadow Singles in Champagne Fizz.

Where is your favorite spot to wear shimmer? Tell us in the comments.



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