Shimmer makeup has been around for a long time. Even though the version decades ago was the sort a teen tinkering with makeup could use. I had created a shimmer eye shadow palette within my teenage days. The eye shadow just didn’t last. I had to apply a great deal to understand the color and in many cases then, it faded away hours after application. The opposite kind looked really tacky.
Nowadays, shimmer makeup is much friendlier. It lasts longer too.
This season’s metallic makeup is perfect for both almost all the time. The effect of today’s makeup is no longer such as the cheap glitter you could possibly use for art and craft. Today’s metallic makeup is subtle, albeit glamorous. It stays on longer then a powdery fairy dust of history.
What really caught my attention this season was that ethereal look many models wore inside the Fall 2007 to Winter 2008 fashion show. They seemed like extras from some sci-fi movie, considering the silver sheen on their faces that made forecast our planet. That appear to be is perfect for parties.
Studying the photos in the models for Chanel, and for many other high fashion shows, I wondered where they achieved that effect. The models appeared to be lit by incorporating silvery light. As though fairy dust had been dusted on their faces. It looked wonderful with the black on black outfits paraded for the runway.
In this way, fairy dust was applied on the models as shimmer powder. In short, that ethereal look is achieved with the help of shimmer powder dusted lightly in the entire face. You can obtain a softer, radiant effect by dusting shimmer powder where light hits the face. The tops of the cheeks, forehead, tip in the chin and tip in the nose, places where sunlight usually hits, could use a touch of shimmer powder for that ethereal radiance.