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It’s prom season, and the girls are going gaga over metallic eye shadow. But you don’t need to be a teenager or use prom as an excuse in order to experiment with the latest gilded eye makeup. The trick to wearing metallic eye shadow is apply it so it looks beautiful and sexy, not clownish and over the top.
Tips for using metallic eye shadow include:
Carefully match shades. If you’re not sure how to mix and match the latest shimmering colors, cheat with Jemma Kidd makeup. The Jemma Kidd Makeup School cosmetics line includes I-ris Enhancers that provide a trio of perfectly matching metallic colors for your blue, green or brown eyes.
Wear primer. Keep the glimmer in place by using an eye shadow primer over your eyelids as a base. If you don’t have a primer, a cream shadow will do the trick. Let the base dry before applying your metallic eye shadow.
Build up the intensity. Metallic makeup is loud; layer the eye shadow a bit at a time until you get the look you desire. Keep in mind that the slightest hint of shimmer can be enough to give you a dramatic look.
Use common sense. Remember: If the style of metallic makeup you’re attempting looks silly on someone else, it will also look silly on you.
Keep it simple. Keep the attention on your eyes by toning down the makeup on the rest of your face. Limit the amount of blush you use, and keep your lip color natural.
Since wearing metallic eye shadow can be tricky, it’s best to experiment with it well before your big night.
If there's one brand whose signature pattern can immediately spark a fashion reference it's Burberry. Their distinctive tartan pattern is synonymous with this British luxury fashion house, and it not only graces the handbags but also many of their fragrances. Just like their classic trench coats, Burberry perfumes are a prestigious extension of their lifestyle and accessory collections.
One of the most popular scents is Burberry's Brit. Enclosed in a glass bottle with signature tartan design, it's a delicate and fresh scent of crisp green almond, icy pear and italian lime. Although crisp, it also has a bit of warmth due to hints of amber and mahogany. The ideal scent for fall, pair this with a trenchcoat (any will do) and you're styling for the season.
Burberry's Body is a 'full bodied' and eclectic combination of creamy vanilla, warm sandalwood, and illuminating peach notes that make a woman feel effortlessly sensual and feminine. Wear this scent when you want that little extra sex appeal. Confidence in a bottle and also one of my personal favorites!
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Carolina Herrera has been creating exquisite clothing for women since 1980 so it was only natural she start a fragrance line. Just like the clothing range, her scents have quickly become associated with a timeless elegance and sophistication.
The perfect timing for Spring/Summer, Carolina Herrera's 212 perfume is a blend of softness and white flowers being caught in the summer wind. With top notes of orange blossom and base notes of sandalwood, you will find that 212 is the address for all things chic!
Housed in a gorgeous red bottle, Carolina Herrera's CH will take you on a lifestyle journey through NYC! It has an elegant blend of jasmine, sandalwood, praline and amber. Slightly citrusy with hints of spicy-spicy, CH is for a woman who wants a head turning scent that works all year round.
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