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A childhood interest for art and design grew into a passion for all things beauty. Currently, I’m still smitten.

12.20.2010

Playing with Glitter

Sparkly makeup and nail polish are all the rad -- but it must be done right.

If you find you're apprehensive to indulge in the trend, try a glittery nail polish. They're usually sheer so you can build up to maximum brilliance. Try DEBORAH LIPPMAN All That Jazz Trio/$40. Shades included Razzle Dazzle, Some Enchanted Evening and Lady Sings the Blues. You may also like SEPHORA's OPI Limited Edition Collection/$9 (with green ingredient list). Try Only Gold For Me at right. Or opt for stick-on appliques!

For sparkles in your eyes, keep it simple. Use glitter eye liner to avoid looking too over the top. Try NOUBA Rainbow Eye Liner/$18 at http://www.beautyencounter.com/, BOBBI BROWN Glitter Liquid Liner/$20(lasts til the end of the party --it's waterproof) or Glitter Eyeliner from The SEPHORA COLLECTION. I like #5 the blue -- brightens the eyes.

Tips for Playing with Glitter:
  1. Purchase a safe cosmetic product like MAKE UP FOR EVER Glitters.
  2. Use a nude shadow base and apply glitter before it dries down.
  3. Glitter flies all over the place...get dressed after.
  4. Focus on one feature -- if you use glitter on your eyes, balance with soft lips sans shimmer.
  5. Clean up is easy with scotch tape -- removes specs from skin and clothes.

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