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    It isn’t fall until you swipe some glitter on your face and call it a day. Fall – Winter 2018 trends have circled back to glitter slash shimmer time and again – right from the subtle work of Pat McGrath to Val Garland who at Giambattista Valli made sure glitter was dusted on the models’ entire faces and necks. And not just any glitter, the holographic kind. So it’s safe to say that shimmer got it’s due for years but we’re just now learning how to take this over-the-top interpretation and make it work for us on a daily basis. After all, the popularity of Kira Kira is reason enough to believe the beauty world’s current obsession with sparkle is here to stay.

    Last week, we attended Cover Fx’s newest launch event that showcased some great new products – the Shimmer Veil eyeshadow with multidimensional shimmer in a weightless creme texture alongside the iconic Glitter Drops that will take glitter to the next level with colours like Lunar, Mirage and Aurora. The masterclass with Shahrul Nordin, Regional Head & Trainer at Coverfx gave us insights into a few good ways we can use this trend to create looks we can pull off this party season. Surprisingly wearable ones.  

    Glitter Shadows

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    MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 18: A model, make up detail, is seen backstage ahead of the Luisa Spagnoli show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 on September 18, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Rosdiana Ciaravolo/Getty Images)

    This one’s the easiest and the best way to pull off a subtle or heavy party look in under a minute. Just use pigments that can be layered one on top of the other. Products like Shimmer Veil can be used alone or under a base colour to enhance the shade and give your eyes that woke-up-to-party look. Apply with a deft hand on your eyelids and swipe it up according to your requirement – raw swipes ensure a rock-n-roll meets refined vibe. If you hate OTT glitter, just dab on the inside corners of your eyes to give that sexy feel.

    Products to achieve this look: Cover FX shimmer veil in Celestial or Mercury; Huda Beauty Obsessions Palette – Gemstone Obsessions; Stila Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow and Burberry Shimmer Dust

    Highlight Happiness

    2018 belonged to highlighters – from iridescent ones to plain gold pigments and it was festive all year long. This time, highlights are going to be more pronounced and more glittery; case in point the Aurora glitter drops from Cover fx that now give your cheeks the mermaid feels. Just dab your cheekbones with your usual blush and highlight them with shimmer pigments in blues and purples.

    Products to achieve this look: Cover fx Glitter Drops; MAC Pigment in Kitchmas and Milk Makeup Holographic Highlighter

    Lip Shimmer

    NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 08: A model walks at Pamella Roland Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2018-2019 fashion show on February 2018 New York Fashion Week at Pier 59 on February 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

    Lips get a frosty makeover with shimmer that is not just subtle, but more pronounced. Frosty and metallic lipsticks have given way to DIY ideas – just dab shimmer on your lips that already have a matte lippie on. The crushed diamond pout as it’s called is easy to recreate – just get a lip glitter stick or use your own lipstick and dab some pigment on.

    Products to achieve this look: Cover fx Glitter Drops in Aurora and Fenty Beauty Cosmic Gloss Lip Glitter

    Three easy looks to add on:

    • You could take leftover glitter from the Glitter Drops and run them through your hair for that slight sexy shimmer look.
    • You can also dab a bit of shimmer on your collarbones to give your party look at three-dimensional look.
    • You could use an illuminating face mist under your foundation to give your face a shimmery glow all night long.
    Latha Sunadh
    Deputy Editor
    When she's not trying on a new serum, researching on yet another classic fragrance and sharing lip balms with her 5-year old daughter, Latha Sunadh keeps it reined in with a nice song and a good book. Special skills include obsessing over handmade, home-made and handcrafted luxuries.