When we think of shimmery makeup, it’s easy to call up images from the 70s glam rock movement or perhaps a 13-year-old’s first attempt at eye shadow. The truth is, however, that a little shimmer can be very chic (and dare we say, quite elegant!).
To prove it, we’ve rounded up the best inspiration from Instagram to show you how to make shimmer look sophisticated.
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On Your Nails
Glitter nail polish, used in the right way, can look elegant. Paired with a neutral polish shade and applied to the base of the nail like this look from @paintboxnails, is an easy way to have a little fun without going over the top.
On Your Cupid’s Bow
Applying a dab of shimmery gold highlighter on the cupid’s bow of your lips like @lizelmua is a subtle way of enhancing their shape and adding some dimension to a nude lipstick.