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Three ways to wear shimmer on your eyes

By: Canadian Living
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Three ways to wear shimmer on your eyes

By: Canadian Living

Shimmery makeup gets a bad wrap, especially if you're over 25. The old adage that tells women to toss shimmery beauty products when they reach 40 is a bunch of hooey. There's nothing junior about a well executed shimmery eye look. Whether your beauty taste is natural or dramatic, here are three easy ways to wear shimmer on your eyes, whatever your age. Shimmer1 TRY A SUBTLE SHIMMER If this is your first foray into shimmer wade into the trend with a light glimmery wash across your lids. Using your finger, place a few dabs of highlighter or a primer with iridescent properties on eye lids, gently blend. For a slightly more dramatic version contour with a light shadow with a subtle sheen. Tool box: Benefit Cosmetics High Beam luminescent complexion enhancer $26, benefitcosmetics.com. Dior Glow Maximizer Primer, $42, sephora.com. Stila Baked Eye Shadow Trio $37, murale.ca. SmashboxStila TRY SHIMMERY LINER Line the upper lash line with a metallic or shimmery shadow or pencil liner for a pretty, unexpected glimmer. Apply shadow with a small angle brush. If you’d like a more intense finish, dampen the brush with a tiny bit of water first. Lining only at the base of the upper lash line keeps the look clean, especially if using a darker shade. For a more defined look, run the colour under your lower lash line as well. Tool box: Stila Magnificent Metals Liners $33, murale.ca and Smashbox Always Sharp 3D Liner, $20 each, sephora.ca. shimmer2 TRY A COLOUR WASH Use a large eye shadow brush to sweep a soft neutral shade of champagne, pink beige or gold over your entire lid and into the crease, stopping just short of the brow bone. If you’re in a playful mood, try a pale lavender; for more impact, apply it under the lower lashes, too. Feeling sultry? Try khaki, olive green, bronze or pewter, and smudge the shadow along the lower lash line for a softly smoky look. Tool box: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow. $26, murale.ca and Laura Mercier All Over Eye Colour Brush, $30, sephora.ca.
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