Beauty Trend: Shimmer & Glitter Makeup

As the party season is almost upon us, many of us are naturally thinking about the season’s big make-up trends. A big beauty craze that seems to be on the rise is shimmer and glitter makeup. Whether it’s a shimmering highlighter or a glitter eyeshadow – this make-up trends wants us to reveal our inner glow to the world. Here is Belle About Town’s best picks to ensure you look like the belle of any ball, and not a disco ball.

Skin:  Start as you mean to go on with Bio Essence 24K Gold Day Cream, £15.95. Believe it or not, this tub contains flakes of 24K gold, which are absorbed by the skin, and release active gold ions that promote blood and oxygen circulation. In simple terms, it helps  improve your skin’s metabolism. We love it because it hydrated skin that looks dull and lackluster. It also contains SPF 25, which  protects the skin from sun damage. This non-greasy formula also glides on easily so it is perfect for women on the go. Buy it at Superdrug

Simmer and glitter makeup is this season's beauty trendHair:
Make sure your locks don’t miss out on this trend with Color Wow Pop & Lock Crystallite Shellac, £16.50. This repairs the texture of your hair to add epic shine. It is loaded with re-lubricating humectants, which restore elasticity and suppleness, while the serum portion of the formula wraps around the outside of the hair, forming a crystal clear, high-gloss sheath. Use it regularly as your hair will be shiner than your lip gloss.  Best of all, you can use it on both wet or dry hair. Buy it from Feel Unique.

Highlighter: For the ultimate glow, try the Too Faced prismatic highlighter in the shade ‘You Light Up My Life’, £25. This gold compact combines the best of powder, liquid, baked and cream formulas for an unparalleled radiance.  This highlighter is buildable, which means you can achieve various  effects from a dramatic strobing vibe to a subtle lit-from-within look. The packaging is also adorable and sturdy, which makes it a pleasure to pull out of your bag and use wherever you are. Buy it from Selfridges

To make your eyes shine bright this festive season, try Laura Geller’s  Delectable Delicious Shades of Nude Eyeshadow Palette, £35.  You will adore using these 14 nude shades, which combine a  creamy and long-wear  formula that does not crease or smudge. Best of all the shades can be applied dry or wet to make the hues more intense or to even use as a liner. The possibilities are endless. Buy it from Debenhams

Ultimate Palette: Sleek’s Highlighter Palette Distorted Dreams, £10.99 is the ultimate pick if you can only buy one thing. This versatile highlighting palette includes five iridescent shades with prismatic reflective shimmering finishes that add luminosity and an iridescent sheen to the skin.  The ultimate for shimmer and glitter makeup! It’s our ultimate product because it can be used on your eyelids, cheeks and lips. It includes two velvety powders and three luxurious cream formulas. Simply keep this in your handbag and pull it out whenever you need to head to a last-minute party. It is simple to use, dust the shade you want over your cheeks, brow bone, lids, cupid’s bow, bridge of the nose and  tip of the nose for an almost supernatural glow. It can  be worn over foundation or on bare skin. Buy it from Boots.

Nails: Make your nails stand out with Suqqu’s Nail Colour Polish. You can create mesmerizing nails as it is available in an array of striking hues. But for the ultimate wintry berry tone with a splash of glitz – opt for the shade – in Ruby Glitter. This really is  the perfect way to inject a sprinkle of glitter into your everyday look. Buy it from  Selfridges.

Lips: Make your lips shine with Huda Beauty’s Special Effects Liquid Matte £18. Opt for shade -socialite- which is a beautiful peachy nude  tone that is topped with rose gold flakes. This lipstick is ideal for the party season as it has staying power, and stand-out hues that feels comfortable to wear. Buy it from Cult Beauty.

Aamina Zafar

Aamina Zafar

Aamina has been a roving reporter for more than 10 years – penning stories for local and national newspapers. After living a fast paced life for a decade, she has now settled for a life in the suburbs with her husband and baby boy. She loves writing about beauty, babies and hard earned bucks. Aamina also enjoys writing articles that do not begin with the letter ‘B’ such as travel and food.


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