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Everyone wants to wear shimmer makeup for the holidays, but how do you pull off sparkle in a more grown-up way? We spoke to Anna Nenoiu—Professional Makeup Artist at Page One Management in Toronto—to find out exactly how to wear shimmery holiday makeup with maturity and sophistication.
The poised look you’re going for? “While bold colors such as blood orange and red look great at fashion shows, more wearable options for shimmer include toned down versions of peach, gold, silver and champagne highlights,” says Nenoiu. It’s about choosing something pretty, not OTT, to add to your holiday lust list.
Catch the top 5 rules YOU need to know for wearing shimmer after the jump…
Exhausted Type A’s, is it time to admit defeat? Hint: This is usually when you find your car keys in the freezer and your banoffee pie in the glovebox. With acceptance of reality comes benefits, though. You can stop feeling guilty about missing that 7 a.m. TRX torture training session, give up that evening language class (s’up, Google Translate?) and quit the Internet. Or, reach for a hydrating youth booster, like Guerlain Orchidée Impériale The New Cream ($470), which contains gold orchid, an ingredient that helps protect cells and gives skin the kind of radiance only an overachiever can have.
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Alex Box of Illamasqua Cosmetics.
The effortlessly cool Alex Box has built her reputation making highly directional beauty looks in fashion editorials and backstage at shows like Gareth Pugh, Issey Miyake and Véronique Leroy. She’s the perfect artistic fit as the creative director for Illamasqua, a British brand that oozes boundary-pushing individuality.