Posted by: raedawnj | November 14, 2009

Sephora’s Glitter Guide

Try these great  ways to make your eyes, lips, and nails shimmer and glisten!

I think eyes are on of the best ways to rock the shimmer and glitter in style. Here are some ways to make your eyes look beautifully done without looking like a child through glitter on your face…lol!

Check out these great tips from Sephora and if you want more great tips on other ways to sparkle and shine check out Sephora online…Enjoy!

Eyes are the most versatile canvas for sporting sparkle, thanks to liners, shadows, and add-ons that can stand alone for subtlety or be layered for drama. Keep these pro pointers in mind when adding spark to your stare.

Iridescent shadows make the most impact when concentrated on the ball of the lid, along the brow bone, or in the inner corners of the eye.

-Apply glitter to a creamy base—like concealer, foundation, or a cream eye shadow—then use a piece of scotch tape pick up stray flecks.

-Adhere crystals to the upper lash lines or the corners of the eye with eyelash glue.

-When using shimmery or flecked eyeshadows, always apply a primer first. This will keep the oil on your lids from dulling the sparkle.

-Choose your eyeliner formula depending on the wattage you want: Gels and liquids are more concentrated with sparkle while pencils have a more colorful base.

A more adventurous way to adorn your eyes is adding flicker to your flutter. While there are pre-spangled lash sets available, you can also try these tricks.

-Spray false lashes with hair spray and then dip them into a superfine glitter, avoiding the base of the false lashes. (Be sure to let them dry and shake off the excess before applying.) For a toned-down version, spray them with a glitter-flecked hair mist.

-Top the tips of your natural lashes with a glittery gel eyeliner for an understated, yet alluring, look.

Creating dazzling smile can be as simple as a swipe of sparkly gloss. For more ways to add a kiss of sparkle to your lips, try these tips.

-Sparkly lipsticks are best reserved for nighttime when looks are more dramatic and reflections are more noticeable.

-For full-fledged glitter lips, press the glitter over tacky lips, and let everything set. Do not press or mash lips together.

-Mix shimmer into your favorite gloss or pat it into the center of your lower lip to make your pout appear plumper.

Sparkling nail polishes are especially popular this season. They’re festive, flashy, and fun to experiment with. Optimize your fingertip flare with these expert suggestions.

-Apply crystals while nails are tacky and cover them with a clear topcoat.

-To sparkle-ize your favorite polish, funnel a teaspoon of fine glitter into the bottle and shake well.

-If you want to manually apply glitter to your nails, add a coat of clear polish over the base coat. This additional layer keeps nails smooth and helps hold glitter in place. After you apply the glitter, seal it in with a thick topcoat.

-Use cotton swabs to remove glittery nail polish. Their fibers are good for picking up and removing the tiny flecks.

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