I’m probably the Scroogiest person most people know. Although I love coming up with creative gifts this time of year, I couldn’t care less about actually celebrating anything. As soon as I see one Christmas-centric commercial, I cry overkill; and I can’t remember the last time I went to a holiday party, let alone threw one. This year, however, something has unexpectedly made me want to show my face at shindigs.
My new secret soiree weapon is Estee Lauder‘s limited-edition Opulent Shimmer Powder, from their Ultimate Red Holiday Color 2009 collection. No, there’s nothing red about these fancy fine particles. Instead, they’re a glistening mix of beige, champagne and gold, set in a design almost too gorgeous to break up with a brush.
The only thing more lovely than the presentation is the illuminating effect it has on skin. Just dramatic enough for a nighttime holiday fête, Opulent Shimmer Powder highlights skin in a subtly lustrous way, brightening various parts of your face as you move in and out of different lighting.
When I first dusted it on my forehead and cheekbones, I was surprised how instantly festive it felt, not to mention incredibly flattering. In fact, I’m purposely planning a low-cut party look so I can sweep it along my decollete for extra oomph.
And the fact that I’m even thinking about something to wear to a hypothetical holiday party is a testament to how in-the-spirit Opulent Shimmer Powder has put me. (Why am I not surprised that it was makeup that finally did the trick?)
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