tips from a pro
Grace Lee, lead artist for Maybelline New York, shares her tips for embracing shimmer and shine— especially if you’re wary of the trend. Her own ethos? “I’m all for it—as long as it’s in moderation.”
THE RIGHT LOOK “Make the shimmer almost like a fairy dusting of product,” says Lee. Piling it on is opaque and too severe; instead, keep it sheer and build if you need to. GLOSSIER Lidstar in Cub, $22, glossier.com THE RIGHT APPLICATION “You want to make the glitter application the final step of your eyes,” says Lee. You may even want to apply your foundation after so that you can brush away any shimmery fallout easily. Lee recommends doing this with a clean spoolie brush. BENEFIT COSMETICS Angled Brow Brush & Spoolie, $26, benefitcosmetics.com. THE RIGHT MULTITASKER For an even subtler, but still very modern, take on sparkle, switch up the placement. “Use it as eyeliner, or even a highlight in the inner corner of the eye,” suggests Lee. NUDESTIX Magnetic Luminous Eye Colour in Copper Foil, $28, nudestix.ca.
If you find glitter where it shouldn’t be, use a clean spoolie to gently pick up pigment.