Friday, November 26, 2010

12 Days of Holiday Beauty: Shimmer & Shine!

Christmas is less than a month today! Let the mad dash begin! I’ve never been good at planning ahead and I’m sure with all the holiday shopping, holiday parties, planning a big festive dinner, looking good is probably the last thing on your to-do this season.

Thanks to PTPA Social Media mom, Heather, who has inspired me to do 12 days of holiday beauty! Look holiday ready and ultra glam while you’re mashing those potatoes.

“On the first day of Christmas my true love said to me…Wear lots of sparkle!” Nothing says holiday beauty than lots of shimmer and shine . Obviously this photo is an extreme version but you get the idea.

There are so many products out right now to give your eyes a little dazzle. Do a sweep of a shimmery shadow across the lid in silver, white, gold or champagne. Big, gorgeous lashes will help those peepers pop even more. For some extra glamour, swipe on a black liquid liner and wing out for a dramatic effect. If you’re using a loose shimmer powder, always make sure your eyes are prepped with a primer. Apply a cream shadow first all over the lid so the loose shadow has something to adhere to. This will keep your shimmer shadow from creasing and fading throughout those holiday cocktails.

If shimmer all over the lid is too much for you, opt for a beautiful eye pencil with a metallic or glitter finish. There are so many great shades to choose from right now. For a dash of colour that isn’t over-the-top, try a glitter pencil in the some of the season’s hottest shades: emerald, purple, and blue!

To keep a soft shimmery shadow radiant and fresh, apply a rosy pink blush for a healthy glow. Add a shimmer highlight to the cheekbones. To avoid looking like you belong on a Christmas tree, go for a creamy or matte texture on the lips in rosy pink or red tone.

One look down and 11 more to go! Do you love shimmer and sparkle? 


Laura Beth said...

I love sparkles, during Christmas time I feel inspired to wear glitter and red lips all the time!

P.S. I'm giving away an airbrush on my blog, if you're interested, enter to win ;)

Elaine A said...

I definitely love sparkle and shine - this is the time of year to go all out :)

PinkAdele said...

You know what? I definitely don't use enoufgh sparkle! But I will now! What products would you recommend? Thanks!

Adele xxx

Lotus said...

I love sparkle- I kind of like to do it all through out the year...but the holiday season is a good excuse:) Great post!

Saria Rin said...

I really love to shimmer and sparkle, especially in the winter time!

Plus, I absolutely love your make-up ideas! Can't wait for more posts!