Everyone, and we mean EVERYONE, should own a collection of shimmer makeup. This is because shimmer makeup doesn’t just make us feel happy (scientists have found that we are naturally drawn to glitter!), it is also super flattering.

Why Is Shimmer Makeup Flattering?

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Applying it to the correct areas of your face and body can highlight and bring out a feature that you like. In other cases, it can help give a more lifted look, and make you look more awake!

7 Shimmer Makeup Products You Need To Try
(And where you should apply them to!)

The idea is not to put this EVERYWHERE, because that’s not cute, and you WILL look like a walking disco ball. You just need to add a dash of it at the areas we’re going to talk about below!

1. Benefit High Brow Glow

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Adding some shimmer to your brow bone area accentuates it and makes your eye socket look deeper than it is, giving the illusion of bigger eyes.

2. Stila Kitten Eyeshadow

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A must-have in your makeup collection, shimmery, champagne-coloured eyeshadow looks good on anyone. Consider applying it at the inner corners of your eyes, which draws light to the area and makes you look more awake! It can also give the illusion of having really nice sparkly-looking eyes.

3. MAC Mineralised Skin Finish – Soft and Gentle

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A cult favourite in the beauty community, this highlighter can be used anywhere on the face. Work it on these areas:

a) Dust it at the top of your cheekbones to give yourself dewy, healthy-looking skin.

b) Use it as a brow bone highlight

c) Use it as an inner eye corner highlight

d) Dust it along your cupid’s bow to make it look more prominent. Instant poutier lips!

4. Urban Decay Naked Illuminator

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This would be great for party-goers who are intending to show off your legs in a pretty dress. Dusting this on clean, shaven legs can give the look of really sexy legs.

You can also dust this product on your décolletage to make it more prominent.

5. Collection Cosmetics Glitter Eyeliner

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If you’re experimental, apply this to spice up your eye makeup. Our coloured eyeliner article should give you some inspiration. You can also use glitter eyeliner to carefully highlight the inner corner of your eyes.

6. M.A.C Pigment

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Depending on what shades you get, you can use them as high-intensity eyeshadows. If you prefer an iridescent pigment, dab it just on the centre of your eyelids. This will draw light to your eyes, giving them more dimension.

7. Make Up For Ever Lab Shine Lipgloss

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You can, of course, use it like any lip product and apply this all over your lips. But did you know that adding just a dab of lipgloss to the centre of your lips on top of your favourite lipstick to make them look poutier and juicier?