All that Glitters: The Why, When and How of Shimmer

We recently had a Facebook liker admit they, don’t know how to use shimmer. In our experience, where there’s one person who doesn’t know how to do something, there are many more who feel the same.
It’s easy to go over the top on the shimmer and we’ve seen it happen all too often. This is exactly why people think they don’t know how to use shimmer and why we want to teach you how to become Responsible Shimmer Users so you, too, can experience the glowing benefits.

Whitney Port Front Row at Mara Hoffman Fall 2012 NYFW. This girl knows how to work her highlighter!

WHY?
We know how easy it is to get bogged down in the sheer volume of cosmetics avaliable these days but each and every one has a use. You don’t have to use everything everyday but having the option there makes all the difference.
Shimmer is used for highlighting, a makeup technique that can turn dull skin into fabulous skin, a basic look into a glamorous one.
Highlighting is all about emphasizing the places your face catches the light in a flattering way that makes your skin look radiant rather than lackluster.

WHEN?
It’s up to you! You can use shimmer on the middle of your eyelids, the bridge of your nose and the top of your cheekbones every day if you wish then amp it up at night by applying a touch on your cheekbones, nose, chin, brow bone and/or hairline after using foundation.
Oily skinned sisters, don’t be afraid of highlighting! The skin has places where it should and shouldn’t shine so using shimmer on the places it SHOULD shine will make oily skin less noticeable  not more.

HOW?
1. Take a fluffy brush like ELES Tapered Powder Brush and swirl brush across your ELES Colour Tides Mineral Shimmering Powder, picking up all the shades
2. Tap off excess powder
3. Sweep the brush over the bridge of your nose and the top of your cheekbones and any other areas you wish to highlight, including the décolleté
4. Walk away from the mirror then come back and have another look, if you’re not glowing yet, repeat steps one through three but remember, when it comes to shimmer, LESS IS MORE!

ELES Colour Tides Peaches n Cream

The Six Commandments of Responsible Shimmer Users
Thou shalt not highlight heavily blemished areas
Thou shalt not highlight areas with lines and wrinkles
Thou shalt not highlight puffy eyes
Thou shalt not highlight excessively oily areas
Thou shalt not highlight under the eyes
Thou shalt not go overboard

EXTRAS:
Want more illumination?
Try ELES Mineral Illuminator to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
And ELES Mineral Sheer Veil for incredible liquid light

Happy shimmering, ladies!