2008 Holiday Beauty: Seasonal Glow

Shimmer Powders

Shimmer powder might be one of the most versatile things in your makeup bag. A small dusting will accentuate cleavage, add definition to cheek bones, lift tired eyes, narrow the nose, add a dewy glow to skin and pump up your pout.

For an all over glow, swirl a big powder brush into the compact and sweep the shimmer over your forehead, nose, cheek bones and chin. The most important thing to remember when you are applying powder is to use light, fluid movements. It is harder to remove the excess than to add a little more.

There is such a thing as too much sparkle. Be sure to use it sparingly and avoid applying it in areas with lines and wrinkles. The powder will settle in these areas and make them more noticeable.

1. Gosh Precious Powder Pearls
These tiny pearls are a pleasure to use. Swirl your brush lightly in the pot to pick up the shimmer. Dab a small amount on the inside corners of the eyes and instantly look awake.

Gosh Cosmetics
Available at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada and online at www.goshamericas.com

2. Quo Glamour & Glitz Poudre Chatoyante
This palette is as big as it is beautiful. The soft gold iridescence is ideal for highlighting the brow bone.

Available at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada

3. M.A.C Monogram Sheerspark Pressed Powder in Keepsake
M.A.C’s signature style shines through in this stylish compact.This frosted pale pink with gold pearl powder produces an ultra-refined spark and shimmer wherever it’s applied.

M.A.C Cosmetics
Available at M.A.C stores across North America

4. Chanel Soft Pressed Powder in 70 Almond
Lust over this multipurpose dusting powder. Use it all over the face for a glowing day look.

Available at Holt Renfrew in Canada and Neiman Marcus in the U.S.

5. Guerlain Météorites Poudre de Perles in Rose Frais
This soft pink shade has peach and nude undertones that light the skin from within.

Available at The Bay in Canada and Bloomingdales in the U.S.

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