The Lady’s Time to Sparkle

By Jo Phillips

It’s the holiday season, the sun is out, and we want to be in the sun living life to its fullest; it’s also time for all the ladies to shine, physically and metaphorically speaking. What with the Lionesses’ win in the Euro football cup final and with our general prowess nothing says winner like a little bit of sparkle, and we know it’s NOW time to shine. Want a little help with that glowing feeling here is a little make-up to aid your journey. Find out more in The Lady’s time to Sparkle Here

Images Hannah Taylor Edington, Creative Direction Jo Phillips assisted by Catarina Figueiredo Soares

An easy fix for all-over shine is the simple to apply but very effective golden dry oils that can be used on body fair and even hair for an instant sunbeam effect.

Les Beiges illuminating oil Chanel, Shimmering Dry Oil Huile Prodigieuse® 50 ml  NUXE. Soleil Brulant Shimmering Body Oil Tom Ford

For the face and hair, there are great options for a light shimmer.

Hair ritual by Sisley – Hair protective fluid. I Create Shine serum Innersense. Advanced Youth watery Oil Guerlain 30ml

Sometimes it’s a little bit of help before or hand or even a few professional-style products used by make-up artists that give you the edge.

Skin perfecto vitamin blend glow serum  Givenchy, Backstage Face and Body Glow 001 Universal Dior, Solar Glow Universal Illuminating drops 2 sunlight Dolce & Gabbana, Light revealing pearls of Powder Medium  Guerlain, Bio-Retinol Gold Face Mask Evolve

Shimmer compact powders for the cheeks or tints for the lids offer an all-over glow or options to use shimmer as a highlight.

Teint Couture shimmer powder – face highlighter 02 Shimmery gold Givenchy, Forever Couture Luminizer 01 Nude Glow Dior, Eyes Tint Shadow Liquid eyeshadow nº1 Serge Lutens, Terracotta light the sun-kissed natural healthy Glow 00Light Cool Guerlain

From beautifully created palettes to multi-use products the options are endless as well as beautiful.

Skin Fetish: Divine Blush Duo – Venusian Sunrise Pat McGrath Labs, Diorshow on stage Liner 841 Pearly Rose  Dior, Stick Glow 875 Pink Sirocco Dior, Pure colour Blush Suqqu

Obviously, the cheeks are a simple choice but eyes and lips equally take well to highlighting with soft warm glowing tones.

Solar glow illuminating Powder duo 2.1 Tender Apricot Dolce & Gabbana, Sheer Cheek Duo Tom Ford, Signature Colour Eyes 01 SUQQU, Glass Glow Lip – Prism Rose Kevyn Aucoin

These shimmer tones are great when darker, especially for a more dramatic visage ready for an evening out, metallic tones add drama.

5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow palette 689 Mitzah Dior, Diorshow On Stage 386 Pearly Emerald Dior, POP PowderGel Eye Shadow 07 Shari-Shari Silver  Shiseido, Signature Color Eyes 08  SUQQU

There is the option to contour in matt against a shimmer lip, or highlighted cheek.

Solar infusion soft-focus cream bronzer Rose Inc, +Rose Glow-y Powder Pixi, Solar radiance hydrating cream highlighter Opalescent Rose Inc, +C Vit Glow-y Powder Pixi, Liquid Fairy Lights BareBrilliance  Pixi, Lip Icing Toffee  Pixi

Lip Icing Candy Pixi, Solar radiance hydrating cream highlighter Opalescent Rose Inc, Liquid Fairy Lights Rose-Gold  Pixi, Solar infusion soft-focus cream bronzer Seychelles Rose Inc, Mini Glow Obsessions Highlighter Face Palette Light Glow Huda Beauty.

And should you fancy some slightly more full-on colours there are plenty of choices too.

Summer unrated eyeshadow palette Nars, Lip Icing Candy Pixi, Orgasm Dry body oil Nars, The Neo-Highlighter  Kevyn Aucoin, Color Cocktail Travel Cheek, Lip & Eye Palette, Moonshine Stila

Glitter-y Eye Quad GoldLava, Pixi, Liquid Fairy Lights Crystalline  Pixi, Mini Glow Obsessions Highlighter Face Palette Light Glow Huda Beauty, Liquid Fairy Lights RoseGold Pixi

So as a Lady if you want to sparkle just remember, if you want to have glowing skin, then it’s very important to prep the face and body beforehand and also to keep it moisturised through the seasons.

Resurfacing Body Serum Tata Harper, Revitalizing Body Oil  Tata Harper, Prisme libre prep & set glow mist – primer and setting spray Givenchy, Face scrub  Le Labo.

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