Beauty: Time to shimmer and shine




Celebrate the season of twinkling lights and party poppers with beauty products that create an artfully stylish sheen. Lisa Millard gets ready to glow

Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil, £75, Space NK, Cambridge, and tomford.co.uk

Think sparkling sun reflecting on snow. This luxurious body oil creates a luminescent finish to skin with shimmers of platinum leaf that catch the light fantastic. The oil comes with a scent that blends citrus with a floral musk and the effect is utterly mesmerising.

Illamasqua Skyrocket Artistry 12 pan Eyeshadow Palette, £39, illamasqua.com

Send sparks flying with these 12 super-shimmering eyeshadows that pair electric brights with soft pastels. Highly pigmented and elegantly blendable, the colours come in matte, shimmer and satin formulas that combine beautifully.

Eyeko Galactic Lid Gloss in Lunar and Stardust, £8 each, eyeko.co.uk

Add a gimmer and gleam to lids with a simple swipe of these glosses that boast a chrome glitter finish. Apply one coat for an eye-catching shine or build up layers to create a head-turning dramatic effect.

Leighton Denny Spread the Sparkle, £12, leightondenny.com

A vegan-friendly formula featuring naturally-derived and sustainably sourced mica and aluminium particles to replace glittery micro-plastics (so clever). This sea-shell pink is transformed with a topcoat creating glitter foil effect.

Dr PawPaw x Teenage Cancer Trust Multipurpose Shimmer Balm, £3.95, Boots, Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds, and drpawpaw.com

Enriched with the award-winning original balm formula, this multi-tasking beauty is boosted with environmentally friendly iridescent pearls to add an instant glow to lips and skin. Perfect to create a glimmer if you don’t want to glare.

Stila Stay All Day Smudgestick Liner in Tiger’s Eye, £16, Boots, Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds, and stila.co.uk

A highly pigmented and waterproof eyeliner to draw lines of intense and vibrant colour that is enriched with vitamins and glides on smoothly for easy-peasy application. Follow lash line and smudge for a softer eye or create cat-eye flicks with the tip of the retractable pencil.

Bodyshop Shimmer Waves, £16, The Body Shop, Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds and thebodyshop.com

These clever compacts can be used to sweep an iridescent shimmer across the face and body. Swirl colours together to create a shimmery blush, highlight eyes and or bring a glistening glow to your complexion to light up the festive season.


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