Still obsessing about a beautiful summer glow? Aren’t we all! One of my favourite ways to enhance a tan and give the appearance of radiant skin is by adding different sheen to the face, and metallic products, whether it’s bronzes on the eyes, gold on the skin, or rose gold to the cheeks, are perfect for this. Here’s my round up of some of my favourite metallic beauty products.
On first inspection I thought this would be too shimmery to use as a bronzer, as I am generally super selective on where I apply glowy products, but this new bronzer is so finely milled it’s just a dream to apply and leaves you with a sheen like a week in the Maldvies. Apply with a fan brush to pick up specific shades as a highlight, or dust over the high points of the face and decolletage with a big fluffy brush to add radiance – you can also use on the eyes as shadows. Pictured above with refillable compact. £29.95, from Jane Iredale.co.uk.
If Illamasqua ever stop making this, my signature client look will be over and I’ll have to quit makeup artistry. This eyeshadow is my best friend – it’s the most beautiful champagne shimmer, which is just perfect for a lid colour and it suits everyone. I get through at least three of these a year, and that’s saying something as they last forever. If you head to my instagram you’ll see how often I use it on my brides! It’s amazing. Thank me later. £17, Illamasqua.
If you have days when you feel sick of black liner, or can’t be bothered with the torment of trying to make it absolutely perfect (there’s really nowhere to hide with black, is there?), then these glimmering liquid liners are a great alternative, especially for summer or holiday. Available in Pewter, Copper, Bronze and Bronze, these have a nib type tip which is dipped into the pot. Shimmery, long wearing, and will really make your eyes pop. These are also cruelty free, as well as paraben and gluten free. £16, Beautybay.com
These new baked eyeshadows from Kiko are a tiny bit like Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadows, except with much finer glitter particles, which is perfect for day to night, and if you want grown up sparkle. They don’t drop at all, which is great from a pressed shadow, so no sparkle anywhere except for on your eyelids. This collection has a mix of mattes, pearly and shimmer shades, each being a duo – some mixed, ie. one matte, one shimmer. Use wet or dry, with 24 colours to choose from. £8.90 each from Kiko.
Did it cost a rather a lot for these to be couriered from the US? Yes. Do I think it’ll be worth it when they arrive? I don’t doubt it for a second. If you are as obsessed with YouTube megastar Nikkie Tutorials as I am, you might have seen her snapchatting these highlighters and they look beyond. These haven’t arrived yet, but I will show you as soon as they do as I have super high hopes for them being amazing. Take a look at them here in the meantime (technically a preempted future favourite!)
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