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Shimmering Holiday Makeup

The Martha Stewart Show, November 2007

A little shimmer enhances bone structure and warms the face when it catches the light. Shimmer doesn't replace makeup; rather it should be the final step in your beauty routine, layered on top of your classic makeup application.

Be mindful of the lighting when you are applying makeup. Many people have fluorescent lights, which are not good for makeup application. It's best to have lights on a dimmer. If you're applying makeup for an evening party, for instance, you want the light to simulate the lighting at the event. And be sure to use one makeup brush for your face, and another one for your body.

Always apply shimmer sparingly; you can always add more. But if you apply too much, simply take a bare brush and brush it off the skin. Or, you can take a dry sponge and gently rub off the excess. Too much shimmer will catch a lot of light and make the skin look waxy or oily.

Evening Shimmer Makeup How-To
1. Add liquid shimmer to your foundation and apply all over skin.

2. Place a dot of shimmer in the middle of your eye lid.

3. Apply a rosy pink blush to the apples of your cheeks; smile to locate the apples.

4. Apply shimmer to the top of your cheekbones; grin to find the exact area.

5. Apply a shimmer gloss to your lips.

6. Apply a dusting of loose shimmer powder on your shoulders, down your arms, and on your decollete.

Special thanks to Eva Scrivo for demonstrating how to apply shimmering holiday makeup. The makeup used in this segment was provided by Estee Lauder, which gave shimmer powder, shadow stick, and glittery lip gloss to our studio audience. Other products used on the show include Estee Lauder's Platinum Illuminator Loose Shimmer Powder and Signature EyeShadow Duo in ginger and citrine.

Comments (18)

  • halfpint39 13 Dec, 2007

    several weeks ago Eva did a show on the shimmering holiday makeup at the very end martha picked up a large makeup brush,I am having no luck at all finding this very large brush.

  • ItalianMama52 12 Dec, 2007

    On today's show, 12/12, Eva used demonstrated proper lip color application. What was the lip liner she used...color and brand?

  • chattiecathy 8 Dec, 2007

    Some of the products used were- Estee Lauder's Face Glow (one color), Compact Gold Pearl Platinum Shimmer Powder, also available but not shown was the Rose Platinum Shimmer Powder (depends on skin tone), Eye Shadow duo in 'Citrine'. For application of face shimmers, use a 'blush brush' you have more control, Also shown was the loose powder shimmer for face and body in one color.

  • chattiecathy 8 Dec, 2007

    This is wonderful! As a Beauty Advisor for Estee Lauder in Florence Kentucky, our Limited Edition Holiday Shimmer products are the BEST! They are all easy to apply and we will gladly instruct you if you come to our counter. Use our holiday products to get that iridescent, younger and smoother look. I guarantee you will love it!! Plus we'll give you a 10 day foundation sample to use with it. Thanks Martha we can all shimmer through the holidays!! CathyK

  • tksinclair 3 Dec, 2007

    The liquid shimmer is sold out!

  • caklun 2 Dec, 2007

    Thanks mikesgurl. Great help! Carol

  • mikesgurl 2 Dec, 2007

    I believe the colours and products used are part of estee lauders limited edition holiday collection and are as follows: Shimmer mixed with foundation and dotted to eye lid- Face Glow (only one colour), top of cheekbones-Gold Pearl, loose shimmer powder-Platinum. I'll try and see what the lip gloss and blush colours were.

  • caklun 2 Dec, 2007

    New to this, but why are we not getting the answers to these questions? Thanks. Carol

  • Laurajane 1 Dec, 2007

    I would love to know the colors used.

  • lorishaheen 1 Dec, 2007

    Hi, I would also like to know the exact Estee Lauder make up used on the model,
    it is not posted on the web site.

  • Sarah613 1 Dec, 2007

    yes, please list the exact colors used on the model from Estee Lauder, thanks!

  • bellacelestina 1 Dec, 2007

    OOOOO I would like to know the exact colors and product names used on the model, please! Gorgeous! Thanks!

  • blueberries 30 Nov, 2007

    I want to know what lips and face colors were used on the model


  • vicaru 30 Nov, 2007

    I too would like to know the make-up used and the basic brushes one needs.
    They were very beautiful. Thank you.

  • lindagerig1947 30 Nov, 2007

    yes it would be nice to know what exact colors were used on the model. Linda

  • Vmel 30 Nov, 2007

    What is the name of the gloss and blush

  • jthompson 30 Nov, 2007

    Can tel me the names of the blush and lip color that was used on the model. So beautiful!

  • Rexanne 30 Nov, 2007

    Thank you for a wonderful show as always. Would you please list the exact Estee Lauder makeup products used in Eva's demo.