The DO’s and DON’T’S of Wearing Shimmer

Shimmer make-up is the way to go if it is done correctly. When I am out buying make-up, I usually overhear women stating, “I don’t like shimmering make-up”, but if it is done correctly you will learn to love it!  When I apply my make-up, I never go without adding a little shimmer to my eyes. Shimmer, also referred to as a highlighter, a luminizer or an illuminator – is what gives you that “dewy glow” of youthful radiance. It will keep your complexion from looking dull and will accentuate the area you want to highlight.  However, there are certain ways to wear shimmer in a way it will look flattering. Read On! 

Dr. Wright’s Tip

Shimmer make-up is a great way to give your skin a natural glow.  Adding shimmer to a make-up routine is the look you see on celebrities at every red carpet event.  It’s the look that we all want – the one that can take years off our looks when applying shimmer. To apply the shimmer, make sure to just highlight one area at a time, for instance your eyes. So if your focus is  doing a dramatic eye, then stick with low-key cheeks and lips. To accentuate the eyes, begin with your brow and lash lines, and go with a sheer wash shimmer like champagne and lilac. Try not to frost your brow bone, keep it fresh and youthful. Try not to apply shimmer on the forehead, which will make the skin appear oily or greasy. The goal is to create a subtle angelic glow not a shine. Make sure that the shimmer fits your age. When you’re a teen it’s ok to sport big glittery flecks; go for subtle shimmer in your twenties, thirties and beyond.  Enjoy the look!

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