Thursday 20 December 2012

Shimmer and Sparkle – 12 Magic Powders to Light you Up

If you didn’t have time to buy the dress, and you didn’t buy the sky high valet parking sequin covered heels (after all, who can actually walk in those, other than down the hall maybe before you need to slip them off?) and you’re definitely not going out now in search of a delicious lace covered blush red padded push up bra to wear under your dress on New Year’s Eve, then consider just for a moment, in the midst of wrapping, stirring, tidying and feeding the kids the one small purchase that can still make you shimmer and sparkle, that won’t break the bank, and that’ll work perfectly under the mistletoe.  A small pot or palette of sparkling shimmer powder.

The beauty of this fairy dust is that you can use it on your eyes and to highlight your face, on your shoulders on New Year’s Eve (yes that again) on your decollage or anywhere else you might choose.  And it will last and last, although you may sprinkle glitter as you go, but who cares?  After all, it’s Christmas.

These powders will serve all of those purposes, but those of you who have daughters look out and make sure you keep them hidden away.  Nars and Bobbi Brown are two of the best brands if you’re in a hurry for beauty products that sparkle, along with MAC, Laura Mercier and Guerlain and there’s a wide range of prices.

Nars Hungry Heart DuoGuerlain Terracotta Sun in the City PowderBobbi Brown 24 Karat Shimmer BrickMAC Mineralise Skinfinish

Chantecaille Les Petales de Rose PowderLaura Mercier Shimmer BlocKevin Aucoin Celestial PowderStila All Over Shimmer Luminizer

These have definite uses, they still shimmer, but they’re for specific areas.  Tried and tested, Nars blush in Super Orgasm; their best selling blush that suits everyone and has added sparkle.
Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow Tom Ford Molton Creme Eye ShadowNars Blush in Super Orgasm (Glitter)Bobbi Brown Shimmer Blush (Different Shades)
Any and all of these would make a gorgeous gift, if you could bear to give any of them away, and a perfect treat to brighten you up during the Christmas and New Year festivities, not that you want to look like a Christmas tree of course, but just a little soft and sultry sparkle……..surely?