Came across an interesting blog post the other day at Raising Angls.com. The writer told the story how of how she was at the makeup counter recently and was asking the woman behind the counter , ” Is it Ok for women over 40 to have those “shimmer things” in the eyeshadow. The woman’s reply was “Why YES!, you can shimmer all you want after 40 you just don’t want to sparkle!”
I was curious what my favorite expert Christopher Hopkins (The Makeover Guy) thoughts were on the difference between shimmer and sparkle.
Here is what he said:
“I agree. A little shimmer in the right places can be very effective. (Key: right place). The brow bone, a touch in the eye lid, a soft shimmer in lip color. It’s the size of the particles, really. It’s like eggshell vs. matte vs. gloss. But it is pretty difficult to tell how much shimmer something has until you’ve worn it for a few hours and it has settled into ‘areas’ we’d rather not accentuate with shimmer or shine.”
If in doubt, save the shimmer for evening, and drop highly frosted or seriously shiny makeup altogether.
Christopher Hopkins is the author of Staging Your Comeback: A Complete Beauty Revival for Women Over 45