It’s approaching the time of year when thoughts turns to shimmer and sparkle and we can’t do much better than my picks for this week:
Givenchy Ondulations D’or – £38.50
You expect couture type make up from Givenchy and this new palette from their Xmas collection does not disappoint. The comfortable texture of this powder adapts to the delicate skin around the eyes as they were heated and pressed for longer yet lighter wear. The talc-free colours (in beautuiful packaging) can be worn in a varietu of ways. Blend the black and gold into a deep, dense bronze. They can also create contrast, one playing off the precious waves of the other.The golden hue will brighten up the upper lid. Applied beneath the eye or along the lash line, the black shade will amplify the vibrancy of the eyes.
Mariah Carey x OPI – £11.50
Mariah Carey by OPI is back for Xmas with 18 new sparkly and shimmery shades. The shades here are Baby Please Come Home and Kiss Me At Midnight and both contain new liquid sand technology for a textured matte finished, infused with reflective sparkle. It’s a completely new formula that gives a unique look with a pebbled finish that lightly shimmers with fibre glitter particles. With no need for a top cat, Mariah was inspired by Xmas sparkle when creating her collection that ranges from frosted pink to sparkling graphite.
The Body Shop Radiance Range
As the summer holiday tan fades, it’s tme to fake health and wellbeing with The Body Shop’s radiance range. The colours have been formulated to suit those a range of skin types, including those darker skin tones. Simply follow these steps to conceal, illuminate and sculpt your complexion with a luminous glow:
Conceal with Lightening Touch Universal Highlighter- £14
Use this unique universal shade to illuminate eyes, cheekbones and brow bones with sheer and pearly iridescence. It’s the magic wand to add light to any look and any skin tone.
Illuminate with Brush On – £14.
Sweep Brush On all over your face to illuminate with a sheer shimmering finish. It comes in three shades to suit every complexion: Brush On ‘Sunlight’ is perfect for medium skin tones. Try ‘Radiance’ for light skin tones and ‘Bronze’ for dark skin tones.
Sculpt with Shimmer Waves, RRP £16.
This compact of five shimmering shades is to give dimension to your face. Shimmer Waves Coral best suits medium skin tones. Shimmer Waves Blush is for lighter skin tones and Shimmer Waves Bronze for dark skin tones. Create shadow by using the darkest shades on the lower part of the cheeks and contour. Bring light by applying the lightest shades on the cheekbones and forehead.