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Shimmy Shimmy Shimmer!

Friday, March 27, 2009

I’m all about that shimmery glow that’s all over the high end magazines and on models faces while they strut down the runways.   That ethereal glow really highlights the face and gives you a dewy radiance that’s B-E-A-utiful! Here is an easy 2 step process on how to create that perfect glittery glow at home! 
1.     1.  First dust a shimmery color under the brows and blend out to the temples (try our Mineral Eyeshadow in Elegant).
2.       Next sweep a shimmery shade along your cheekbones and blend in evenly (try our Shimmering Facial Whip in Lilac Petal). And there you have it, you have created the look!
Remember to keep it basic, you don’t want to over shimmer the face by adding shimmer to eyes, lips and face.  Try it at home today and brighten up your day with a glow!

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lynnette h wrote:
1) 3/27/2009 9:35:24 AM
great tips! i don't think that i'd use it going to work during the day, but it would be fun for a night out.
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Tiffani wrote:
2) 3/27/2009 9:48:40 AM
Thanks! That is a great I like the shimmer its not too much but its just enough and looks really pretty! I will be really happy to try out your mineral collection. =)
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makeup munki wrote:
3) 3/27/2009 10:07:33 AM
I use this type of dewy look all the time. It looks really great in the sunlight. It can also help with contouring the face =) try it out guys <3
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LindaBeauty wrote:
4) 3/27/2009 12:55:34 PM
Thanks for the helpful tips!
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Amanda_J_04 wrote:
5) 3/27/2009 1:07:23 PM
I love to look shimmery, especially in the summer! Thanks for the awesome tips!
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seasideteacher wrote:
6) 3/27/2009 1:08:23 PM
I am all about a summer look! nice!
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Cadence wrote:
7) 3/27/2009 1:09:51 PM
Im gonna try this! I love the way it looks!!!
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sprklgrl93 wrote:
8) 3/27/2009 1:27:02 PM
i absolutely love this look!! especially for summer nights!
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glittercat wrote:
9) 3/27/2009 1:47:48 PM
I have very pale skin. Not sure if this look would work for me. I love shimmery shadows though.
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lovemakeup wrote:
10) 3/27/2009 1:49:56 PM
Nice tips! I will definitely try that look.
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ChristinaW wrote:
11) 3/27/2009 2:12:04 PM
I LOVE this look. Thanks for the tips!!! Can't wait to try it!
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winampman wrote:
12) 3/27/2009 2:19:44 PM
Will definitely forward this blog to friends.
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gregh wrote:
13) 3/27/2009 2:24:44 PM
Thanks for the tips! Will email this to my gf!
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krissyo wrote:
14) 3/27/2009 2:29:11 PM
I can always use new make-up suggestions and this one sounds great, even for everyday wear. Thanks!
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diane81 wrote:
15) 3/27/2009 2:33:00 PM
This makeup is great. Makes you look like your glowing all summer long.
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mrslycus wrote:
16) 3/27/2009 2:34:06 PM
Great tips! I'll give it a try for my night out.
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coco33 wrote:
17) 3/27/2009 2:43:08 PM
Thanks for the tips. I love that shimmer look that is happening on the runways. It looks so beautiful and fresh.
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makeupbyjay wrote:
18) 3/27/2009 2:48:24 PM
Love it!!!
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shimmers wrote:
19) 3/27/2009 2:54:57 PM
I think shimmer is absolutely gorgeous especially in the summer. It makes you glow and stand out.
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pohto9 wrote:
20) 3/27/2009 3:27:43 PM
lol Wouldn't you know that elegant is one of the only colors of mineral eyeshadow that I didn't just buy. I purchased the expert and smokey eye kits in the mineral eyeshadow kit section, but did not purchase the basic browns which have that color included. I guess I will have to write the two products suggested down and add them to my next order. Thanks for another great tip!
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jazhmiyne wrote:
21) 3/27/2009 3:34:24 PM
I've tried this before but can't seem to perfect. Definitely for a night look vs daytime unless you live in hollywood...
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lovemybabysquid wrote:
22) 3/27/2009 3:41:23 PM
Shimmery always looks oily to me.
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mrbartthebear wrote:
23) 3/27/2009 3:45:05 PM
How long does this look last?
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arnbird wrote:
24) 3/27/2009 3:50:19 PM
No thank you. It looks to fake.
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jennp wrote:
25) 3/27/2009 3:51:18 PM
thanks for the helpful tip, i think i might try this !
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Mishia M. wrote:
26) 3/27/2009 3:51:59 PM
Excellent tips for a night on the town!
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Esperanza wrote:
27) 3/27/2009 3:52:02 PM
I always have trouble with makeup application tips. But I'll try this one. Thanks.
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28) 3/27/2009 4:42:06 PM
I love using e.l.f.'s shimmering facial whip in lilac petel on top of my primer but before my eye shadow. It gives my eyes that shimmer we all love! Try it!
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29) 3/27/2009 4:52:01 PM
I don't think I am daring enough to us shimmering facial whip. But I know my daughter loves the stuff! Lol.
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Roo wrote:
30) 3/27/2009 4:58:53 PM
Great tips thanks!
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Lanny wrote:
31) 3/27/2009 5:01:00 PM
Thanks for the quick, easy tip. Had no idea it could be so easy to achieve that look. I've done the look before, but not in just two steps. Thanks.
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TheJuggler wrote:
32) 3/27/2009 5:02:14 PM
Looks great on the model, but personally, I have very oily skin and that would just look horrible after about 10 minutes.
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AmandaC wrote:
33) 3/27/2009 5:30:44 PM
I haven't tried any shimmery make-up. I guess I'm hesitant as I've spent most of my life fighting oily skin. I do think it's a great look, though.
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burgundy wrote:
34) 3/27/2009 5:39:55 PM
I've been reading good reviews about the shimmering facial whip on other sites. Interested to see if it works as well as others say!
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janice851 wrote:
35) 3/27/2009 5:43:50 PM
thanks for the useful tips!
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bonjourbea wrote:
36) 3/27/2009 5:53:09 PM
I want a healthy glow, sort of like that, but i am scared I will look oily or greasy, which is gross. I want a bronze shimmer like Rihanna in SOS.
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bittersweetkiss wrote:
37) 3/27/2009 5:55:27 PM
thanks...will definitely try these out...i'm getting bored of how i usually do my makeup
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MJO wrote:
38) 3/27/2009 5:56:18 PM
This would totally work for me in the evenings or on special occassions. Can't wait to try the Shimmering Facial Whip!
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fashionsavvy wrote:
39) 3/27/2009 5:57:12 PM
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PDYerf wrote:
40) 3/27/2009 6:01:13 PM
I tried this and it really worked! I think this look is sooo pretty, thanks for the step-by-step!
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Lipglosslover wrote:
41) 3/27/2009 6:51:51 PM
I don't mind adding some shimmer. I prefer the dewy look. But, a tinge of shimmer to the cheekbones is no harm done. Applying the appropriate amount can be tricky but that comes with practice. I like using the All Over Colour Sticks for added colour especially Toasted and Pink Lemonade.
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lovely tina wrote:
42) 3/27/2009 7:51:04 PM
Thanks as the 2 simple steps can be very useful........
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Amanda87 wrote:
43) 3/27/2009 7:52:49 PM
I will have to try this out! Thanks for the tip!
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fuujin515 wrote:
44) 3/27/2009 7:59:55 PM
Ooo....This looks really pretty! I think I can use this for a night out! I wonder if this will brighten my face? Thanks again!
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Miji wrote:
45) 3/27/2009 8:05:11 PM
I can't wait to try this; usually when I try shimmery things, I've been using it all over my face
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Lsaku001 wrote:
46) 3/27/2009 8:06:57 PM
I love the soft shimmery look, especially being that spring is here and it is so healthy to have a nice glow. I personally have oily skin so I combat an unwanted shine on my face; because of this I try to stay away from putting too much shimmer on my cheeks or forehead, instead I opt for a more shimmery eye or lip. You can add just a touch of light colored shimmer eyeshadow to the inner tear duct of your eyes to really make them pop. I think wearing a little shimmer on your face is great because it reflects light away, covering minor blemishes without heavy coverage.
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Horseluver wrote:
47) 3/27/2009 8:41:51 PM
I have that kind it works awesome.
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Case1130 wrote:
48) 3/27/2009 9:01:15 PM
I get so many compliments when I take the time to use a little shimmer! Great way to brighten-up...
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darkhairedgirl wrote:
49) 3/27/2009 9:08:07 PM
I love that glowy look... great idea to use an eyeshadow as a highlighter!
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courtneybrooke wrote:
50) 3/27/2009 9:11:26 PM
great tips thanks
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missannie wrote:
51) 3/27/2009 9:12:20 PM
This look looks great in the summertime! Thanks Elf!
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JHill95 wrote:
52) 3/27/2009 9:37:14 PM
It's a great look for spring!
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fashionsavvy wrote:
53) 3/27/2009 9:56:27 PM
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dianaa wrote:
54) 3/27/2009 10:01:03 PM
i just ordered this stuff, can't wait until i get it and try it :) thanks for the advice!
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lizada wrote:
55) 3/27/2009 10:35:44 PM
oh my thanx 4 the tip !!! im going to try it since ive been wanting and wondering oh how to apply it thanx!!!!!!!!!
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lola2468 wrote:
56) 3/27/2009 11:55:34 PM
Nice! I actually love how models have this glowy look in their faces when I'd look at magazines and other things. I guess it's really that simple for someone to look amazing. I'm totally doing this for the next formal event or whatever event that comes up. xD
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arcticsmartie wrote:
57) 3/28/2009 12:37:24 AM
I am so glad I found this! These items are SO reasonable compared w/ familiar brand products, and it appears that it is much better for me. I read a long time ago that if it takes you longer than 10 or 15 minutes to apply all of your makeup; you are doing it wrong and wearing too much. Thanks for the further tips!
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Golden Lover wrote:
58) 3/28/2009 12:53:04 AM
I love shimmery eye shadows. They make your eyes pop so much.
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luvable wrote:
59) 3/28/2009 1:42:46 AM
love the products and the prices!!!
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allysonlee wrote:
60) 3/28/2009 4:08:29 AM
these are great tips! these small, subtle details are what gives the ordinary everyday look a special kick! :)
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Chocolime wrote:
61) 3/28/2009 4:14:03 AM
I really needed these advice for the coming spring/summer. I love that extra shimmer on the face!
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pixiecheeks wrote:
62) 3/28/2009 5:21:30 AM
Fir the shimmery glow I always use the the shimmering face highlight by elf in persimmon! It works wonders!! It's always really good to have a Moisturizer face that looks dewey and natural!!! The blush from studio collection rocks too
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pixiecheeks wrote:
63) 3/28/2009 5:23:50 AM
Fir the shimmery glow I always use the the shimmering face highlight by elf in persimmon! It works wonders!! It's always really good to have a Moisturizer face that looks dewey and natural!!! The blush from studio collection rocks too
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HG200 wrote:
64) 3/28/2009 8:56:44 AM
thanks for the tips! this would be really fun to do!
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abbyyyrose wrote:
65) 3/28/2009 9:52:12 AM
I LOVE THIS! and i own all of these products<3
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xxkristikittiexx wrote:
66) 3/28/2009 11:20:32 AM
thanks for the tips! much appreciated since I have a hard time with makeup sometimes.
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beachgirl721 wrote:
67) 3/28/2009 12:48:33 PM
i love this idea it is fresh and looks great!
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jdrz wrote:
68) 3/28/2009 2:24:25 PM
I've always used this technique for my brow bone to give dimension to the eye area. I'll definitely try this tip with my cheekbones!
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CG27 wrote:
69) 3/28/2009 2:35:21 PM
I love this look!! Thanks for the great tips on how to make this happen at home. Who doesn't want to look like the cover of the latest fashion magazine!
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ericamissamrica wrote:
70) 3/28/2009 3:28:30 PM
Thanks for the tip! I LOVE this look too. It is so fresh and alive. So headturning but not in a "I'm looking for attention" kind of way. Cannot wait to try it out! :)
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Juliepear wrote:
71) 3/28/2009 4:11:28 PM
cool! i love shimmers
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deb284 wrote:
72) 3/28/2009 4:45:13 PM
Love the shimmer but is it appropriate for over forty?
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forever_dreaming wrote:
73) 3/28/2009 5:54:04 PM
wow. i really dont like shimmers, sparkles, or glitter but this look is just stunning. i like this look a lot. =]
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MellieB wrote:
74) 3/28/2009 5:54:43 PM
This is very pretty , i have both of these products and will be trying this , thank you these blogs are awesome!
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sassykt wrote:
75) 3/28/2009 6:29:13 PM
i am happy to learn how to use shimmer on the face
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kclark071888 wrote:
76) 3/28/2009 6:34:13 PM
I absolutely love shimmer! I use it everyday just around my eyes. When the sun hits my face, it just makes me glow! This is a great tip for putting shimmer on correctly, thank you!
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Emi wrote:
77) 3/28/2009 8:44:28 PM
I find that when people add shimmer under their brows or on their eyelids, wearing diamond/crystal dangling earrings really accentuates the shimmery eyes. =)
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Cathe wrote:
78) 3/28/2009 9:15:13 PM
Oh, I love the shimmery look! Thanks for the how-to!
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Kimeh wrote:
79) 3/28/2009 9:38:58 PM
I've always wanted to know how to get this look, thanks!!!
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$@r@ wrote:
80) 3/28/2009 11:01:03 PM
thanks soooo much for all the help! i have always wondered of ways to creat that look! thank you!
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81) 3/28/2009 11:18:27 PM
i like being shimmery. i use a lot of bronzer!
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fbeatriz wrote:
82) 3/28/2009 11:57:44 PM
Well, I think that the "glow" done the wrong way, can make you look unrealistically "glowy", too fake, too dirty, too sweaty,, NOT cute at all, done only on a couple of parts on the face is nice and so beautiful, but done on lips, cheeks, eyes, nose, and forehead, you look like u need a shower, asap!!!
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MBarbie wrote:
83) 3/29/2009 12:03:43 AM
These shimmer tips are perfect for a night out with the girls!
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sbb wrote:
84) 3/29/2009 12:08:13 AM
Nice, thanks!
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leeaaannnneeeee wrote:
85) 3/29/2009 12:31:20 AM
Thanks! This is really helpful
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elfy78 wrote:
86) 3/29/2009 1:45:10 AM
wow thts a very cool way..will surely try it soon
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Loyster wrote:
87) 3/29/2009 1:52:25 AM
This is a very fresh look in more ways than one! I'd like to try this with a stylish casual outfit and also evening wear. Love the glow!
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Twistedsinews wrote:
88) 3/29/2009 1:54:16 AM
How cool.
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Spokenme08 wrote:
89) 3/29/2009 1:56:40 AM
Thanks for the great tips, I love a shimmery look.
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elflover23123 wrote:
90) 3/29/2009 2:43:50 AM
I love shimmery. Mostly for night out with friends. I believe it completes the look.
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piggy080 wrote:
91) 3/29/2009 3:01:31 AM
I love anything shimmery.
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jayash wrote:
92) 3/29/2009 3:17:41 AM
Thanks Achelle for the great tip!! have always wanted to try out the shimmer effect..I am definitely going to try this out...thanks again!
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kiera anne wrote:
93) 3/29/2009 3:37:14 AM
this is a really great bit of advice, thanks
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sheng wrote:
94) 3/29/2009 4:12:34 AM
wow nice tip totally gonna try it
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AlexEdwards wrote:
95) 3/29/2009 5:24:35 AM
Achelle!! I am so glad that you always remind the girls to blend, blend, blend! The shimmer look is so fierce and on fire right now -- this is a great beauty tip and I'm living for these colors (Elegant and Lilac Petal)! How precious! This particular process to achieve the shimmer look is different from what I have been doing - and I am happy to have found this method. It is saving me time and a headache. Keep reminding the kids to blend! Love it. All of it! XO Alex
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Sommer wrote:
96) 3/29/2009 8:21:42 AM
I like a slightly shimmery look. I usually have to buff my eyeshadows quite a bit to cut down on the shine.
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gracie baibee wrote:
97) 3/29/2009 8:37:52 AM
Wow I love that maybe ill just have to try it out :)
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freshlook wrote:
98) 3/29/2009 9:48:11 AM
I love this look. It makes your skin look young and glowing. I've always loved a clean fresh face with glowing skin. I am going to try this look!
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Al_D wrote:
99) 3/29/2009 11:21:10 AM
Tried these tricks and they work great! Thanks!
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AshMarie093 wrote:
100) 3/29/2009 11:25:46 AM
I love shimmery looks for nights out! Especially at big occasions like weddings. Hey, I even go for the shimmery looks for homecomming! You just have to be careful... don't want too much shimmer! Thanks for the tips! I'll be sure to use them! =]
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chelsae wrote:
101) 3/29/2009 2:51:14 PM
very great and helpful!
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DollyG wrote:
102) 3/29/2009 11:28:25 PM
I'm ordering the shimmering facial whip and can't wait to try it. Great tips!
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LeeshaLoren wrote:
103) 3/30/2009 12:22:37 AM
Great tips...I might try that soon.
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jammies wrote:
104) 3/30/2009 9:22:59 AM
I love the eybrow re[air kit. I am an overtweezer, lol
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Lizzykins wrote:
105) 3/30/2009 11:52:14 AM
Wow, that is such an easy, yet great way to look your best without having to put out tons of effort!
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Jaspertwilightfan wrote:
106) 3/30/2009 1:05:59 PM
awesome! Thanks!
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tinasj wrote:
107) 3/30/2009 1:06:43 PM
I LOVE this look and i try to use it all the time, day or night. Obviously, it has to be a little more subtle during the day but it's a great way to look fresh faced and well rested in the morning. Gold toned hues work really well on darker skin.
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gingervon wrote:
108) 3/30/2009 2:31:56 PM
This looks good in any light, and it is easy to do.
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109) 3/30/2009 7:49:50 PM
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110) 4/30/2009 11:30:38 PM
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