Get Your Glow on for Valentines’ Day
Shimmer, sparkle and shine this Valentines’ Day with the latest line up of metallic shimmers and bronzers.
Our favourite Beauty Expert, Rachael Mannell shares her top tips and tricks guaranteed to grab your man’s attention.
Rachael’s top picks and tricks.
1 MAC Glitter Reflects Gold $29
MAC Cosmetics have always kept a large range of twinkling glitter pigments and my first stop when in need of a restock. Their loose pigment is the most versatile, especially the ‘reflects’ glitter which is almost undetectable until it catches the light – an alluring makeup option to spice up an evening date. To ensure the glitter stays put, apply a cream base like MAC Cream colour Base in Luna, $36 to the top of cheekbones or at the temple then gently tap on the glitter. Quick trick: To adopt the current glitter part trend and cover colour regrowth at the same time, simply spray part with hair spray and then sprinkle loose glitter over the spray.
2 Bobbi Brown Metallic Eyeshadow in Burnt Sugar, $42
The magic of metallic is its ability to shade and contour while adding a subtle sparkle or sheen. It’s the cheats way to a full glamour look that will only take a couple of minutes to create. Use a small, firm, rounded brush to apply from lash line to crease. Apply thin layers and build until you have a smooth block of colour.
3 Shu Uemura Dazzling Diamente False Eyelashes, $25
False lashes have become de rigueur for every occasion, but trying to master lash application and glitter liner can be a stretch for even the most accomplished among us. These lashes from Shu take the hassle out by layering tiny diamanté’s over a glitter strip for a no-mess-high-impact effect.
4 Perfekt 10 Liquid Gold Illuminating Perfector for Face Body and Hair, $28.50US
If you still can’t get your head around wearing glitter IRL, try a shimmer body cream. The golden particles in this product are so fine, skin looks healthy, glossy and highlights only appear on areas that naturally catch the light like collar bones, shoulders and shins. Pro tip: Smooth on hair ends for instant shine.
For skin that looks dewy and radiant opt for highlighters without the glitter. We love…
Hailey Baldwin For Modelco On-The-Glow in Spotlight, $45AU. Consider yourself a highlighting pro? This sheen (without glitter) catches the flashlight like no other, a must-have for a selfie with your Valentine.
Nudestix Sheer Eye Colour in Stardust, $35AU
This creamy pearlescent crayon works beautifully on eyes or for precision application on brow bones and the cupids bow. The waterproof formula ensures it stays put once blended.
Benefit Sun Beam, $45AU
If you like your highlight to give a warm, golden, sun-kissed radiance, simply dot and blend over make-up. The natural bronzed hue compliments all skin tones and it can also be mixed with your foundation or moisturiser to give all over warmth to the complexion.
La Mer The Illuminating Powder, $230AU
A limited-edition exclusive, this lightweight shimmering pastel pressed powder infuses skin with illuminating gemstones, pearls and color-true pigments that provide all complexions with a healthy, luminous glow. There’s still product available on line but be quick!