Shine bright like a d ia­mond

All that glit­ters is like liv­ing on the bright side of rock ‘n’ roll

Weekend Argus (Sunday Edition) - - BEAUTY AND FASHION - GERRY CUPIDO @ger­rycu­pido

ONE OF this year’s most pop­u­lar make-up trends is glit­ter. From mir­ror-ball sparkle to sub­tle shim­mer, glit­ter can be fun and sexy. It’s a trend we’ll con­tinue to see well into 2019.

Since it’s party sea­son, you can get away with pretty much any­thing when it comes to how you use glit­ter in a make-up look. You can go all out and sprin­kle glit­ter across eyes and cheeks, go full cover glit­ter on lips, even on your shoul­ders and chest.

If you want to get in on the sparkle hype, then here are a few tips on how to ease into the trend.

If you are do­ing a glit­ter eye, there’s no need to ap­ply it to the en­tire eye­lid. Add a touch of shim­mer to ei­ther the in­ner or outer cor­ner (or both). A glit­ter liq­uid liner in gold or sil­ver is a sexy al­ter­na­tive to your usual black. A hint of bronze shim­mer on the outer tips of your eye­brows is a quick way to add sparkle.

Lips can get the disco-ball treat­ment too. Again, not your en­tire mouth. Dab a bit on your bot­tom lip or on the mid­dle of your top lip. Work this trend into your New Year’s Eve party look and you’re good to go! In­ter­na­tional make-up artist Raine Tauber tells us how to cre­ate a sim­ple lip look:

Grab your­self a matte red/pink lip­stick

I rec­om­mend MAC Dance With Me Retro­matte Liq­uid Lip­colour; slick it on and buff out the edges for an ef­fort­less, chic and very achiev­able look.

Use a bit of sil­ver or gold glit­ter.

Here I rec­om­mend MAC 3D sil­ver glit­ter. This can be used to em­bel­lish ar­eas such as eyes or lips for a more dra­matic but still light and fun look.

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