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Sheen Queen: How to add sparkle and shine to your beauty look

How to add sparkle and shine to your beauty look

Marie Rainville Author: Julia McEwen

Beauty

Sheen Queen: How to add sparkle and shine to your beauty look

This most magical time of year demands unapologetically dazzling makeup. Let us show you four shimmering looks that prove glitter can be for grown-ups.

Photography by Marie Rainville. Hair and Makeup by Olicia Colacci/Oribe/M.A.C Cosmetics/JudyInc.com.

1. Everything is Illuminated

The secret's out. If you want to fake a healthy glow, grab the highlighter. For a lit-from-within radiance, mix your foundation with a pea-sized drop of liquid highlighter before applying. If you're a real glow-getter, dust a shimmery powder onto the tops of your cheekbones, then blend. The golden rule is to choose a highlighter that's the right shade for your skin tone: silvery pink for fair skin, gold for olive colouring and bronze for darker complexions.

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Elizabeth Arden Limited Edition Beautiful Color Bold Illuminating Liquid Highlighter in Golden Kiss, $32, elizabetharden.ca. Art Deco Golden Bronze Oil Drops, $30, shoppersdrugmart.ca. L'Oreal Paris Tru Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator in Ice, $17.50, lorealparis.ca. Joe Fresh Highlighter Powder in Luster, $8, shoppersdrugmart.ca. Make Up For Ever Pro Light Fusion in 1, $43, sephora.ca. 

2. Amuse-Bouche

It may be 2016, but in the lipstick department, it feels a lot like 12996. Shimmering lip shades are back in full force, only this time around, they're less frosted and more metallic. A good entry point to this look is layering glittery gloss over red lipstick. Once you feel comfortable, upgrade to a metallic liquid lipstick and keep the rest of the makeup soft and pretty.

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Vichy-Idealia Bb Cream SPF 25, $37, vichy.ca. Nyx Cosmic Metals Lip Cream in Speed of Light, $10, nyxcosmetics.ca. Maybelline New York Shine Shot Prismatic Lip Topcoat, $12, maybelline.ca. Caryl Baker Visage Eye Shadow in Pixie, $18, carylbakervisage.com. Fresh FreshFace Instant Glow Luminizer, $59, sephora.ca. 

3. Walk the Line

Don't let cringe-worthy flashbacks of middle-school beauty blunders turn you off of glitter forever. Sparkle doesn't have to be gaudy; when used strategically, and in moderation, it can look ethereal and sophisticated. We especially love turquoise glitter layered over a thick cat eye for a little extra glitz.

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M.A.C Cosmetics Glitter in Reflects Turquatic, $26, maccosmetics.ca. Bite Beauty Multistick in Gelato, $28, sephora.ca. Lise Watier Smokey Kohl Velours in Nude Velours, $23, lisewatier.com. Urban Decay Razor Sharp Liquid Eyeliner in Seep End, $27, urbandecay.ca. Chanel Illusion d'Ombre Long Wear Luminour Eyeshadow in Ocean Light, $41, chanel.com. Tarte Lippie Lingerie Matte Lip Tint in Whisper, $29, sephora.ca. 

4. Golden Hour

There's a reason metallics are a holiday favourite: They make you sparkle. Draw attention to your eyes with a twinkling wash of golden shadow. Skip harsh yellow-tinged tones and, instead, swipe your lids with a cool gold or rich copper shade. Pair with polished skin, a light-pink pout and an unfussy hairstyle.

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Cover FX Perfect Light Highlighting Powder in Candlelight, $42, sephora.ca. M.A.C Cosmetics Foiled Shadow in Enchanted Forest, $24, maccosmetics.ca. Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Kitten, $42, sephora.ca. Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder in 12 and 14, $25 each, sephora.ca. Kiss Gel Fantasy Nail Kit in To the Max, $11, kissura.com 

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