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Glamity Jane

Spreading the glitz

Wednesday, 23rd January, 2019 4:31pm

Makeup has slowly but surely become akin to fashion with season trends happening as quickly as the appear on Instagram.

I am happy to report that this spring will come with a portion of bling. Full on glitter or multi-temperature metals are all the rage this spring.

Top that with some serious skin glow and you have the hottest trend make up wise of 2019!

The innovative Huda Beauty Matte & Metal Melted Liquid Shadows (€25) bring versatile colour and finish combinations that create must-have looks within one swipe. Designed to be layered or used on their own, the dual-ended Matte & Metal shadows deliver rich pigmentation, intense shimmer, blendability and longevity and the shadows stay in place for up to 12 hours.

I love that they can be used in so many ways, and for once, I am happy to report that they are even suitable for oily lids. My favourite way to use them is a glitter spotlight in the centre of the lid. They come with a brush applicator, but I have found that patting them in all over the lid with a synthetic fluffy flat head brush is best - if you are using them all over.

Lightweight and easy to apply, the paintbrush-like applicator allows for precise application to control the glitter intensity and is perfect for liner looks. The metals shadows bring quick-dry properties to a high-class glitter formula ensuring a smudge-proof, shiny and sparkling finish. The metallic formula dries down smoothly to ensure your eyeshadow look is blingy and brilliant. The shade range goes from nude golds to vibrant berries.

If you prefer a stick, then Laura Mercier Caviar Stick (€27) is the one for you. The creamy formula gives you plenty of time to smudge, blend, line, fill or define, so it's easy to create any look.

It sets to be crease and transfer resistant and layers easily over or under other eye shadows (including powder). They can be used as a liner or shadow and patted along with your finger; they are dare I say, fool proof? The shade caramel is gorgeous on most skin tones. Laura Mercier as a brand I find classy, elegant and ageless and every one of her products reflects that.

And the Irish brand I am loving this week is BPerfect.

From tan to palettes, the range has what it takes for even the most discerning makeup lover to create amazing catwalk looks.

Staying on the subject, though of bling let me tell you about these: a trio of Glamour Glitter Liquid Eyeshadow (€29.99) for bedazzling sparkly eyes this party season.

Each shade includes an applicator wand making it super easy to apply, quick drying and perfect as an eyeshadow or for more of a glittery daring look, apply over eyeshadow. Sets include the shades Buzz (gold), Jewelz (rose gold) and Starz (silver).

The other product I adore, but must replace as I dropped it recently, is the body shimmer. Get a beautiful golden glow with BPerfect body shimmer. Enhance and highlight the skin with this stunning sun-kissed glimmering powder, adding warmth and sparkle to make up and a fake tanned body all year around.

Using the applicator puff, apply using strokes to the body. You do need the base of a tan though as it is quite deep for Irish skin tones. It’ll be great in summer too for your shins, forearms and décolletage.

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