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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.

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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)

Anonymous
December 13, 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. halfpint39
Anonymous
December 12, 2007
On today's show, 12/12, Eva used demonstrated proper lip color application. What was the lip liner she used...color and brand?
Anonymous
December 8, 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.
Anonymous
December 8, 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
Anonymous
December 3, 2007
The liquid shimmer is sold out!
Anonymous
December 2, 2007
Thanks mikesgurl. Great help! Carol
Anonymous
December 2, 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.
Anonymous
December 2, 2007
New to this, but why are we not getting the answers to these questions? Thanks. Carol
Anonymous
December 1, 2007
I would love to know the colors used.
Anonymous
December 1, 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. Thanks
Anonymous
December 1, 2007
yes, please list the exact colors used on the model from Estee Lauder, thanks! -Sarah
Anonymous
December 1, 2007
OOOOO I would like to know the exact colors and product names used on the model, please! Gorgeous! Thanks!
Anonymous
November 30, 2007
I want to know what lips and face colors were used on the model Thanks
Anonymous
November 30, 2007
I too would like to know the make-up used and the basic brushes one needs. They were very beautiful. Thank you.
Anonymous
November 30, 2007
yes it would be nice to know what exact colors were used on the model. Linda
Anonymous
November 30, 2007
What is the name of the gloss and blush
Anonymous
November 30, 2007
Can tel me the names of the blush and lip color that was used on the model. So beautiful!
Anonymous
November 30, 2007
Thank you for a wonderful show as always. Would you please list the exact Estee Lauder makeup products used in Eva's demo. Sincerely, Rexanne