Tuesday, December 30, 2014

BEAUTY: 10 Best Shimmer Drugstore Products

Just in time for New Year's Eve, I present to you my favorite shimmer products from drugstore brands. I don't generally do the whole disco ball makeup thing, but a well placed glow here and there can really add a certain pop to your face. Maybe just don't wear all of these at once, okay?
1. Milani Baked Blush in Rose D'Oro: This blush is the absolute best. Great peachy pink shade with built-in shimmer that lasts all day. Holy grail status.
2. Revlon Balm Stain in Crush: A great shiny berry shade that seriously lasts all day. It moisturizes, smells of peppermint, and gets better the longer you wear it.
3. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Cottage Cheese: Perfect for an inner eye or brow bone highlight. The pencil shape makes for easy application with a nearly blinding shine.
4. Sonia Kashuk Highlighter Stick in Sparkling Sands: A close dupe for Benefit's Watt's Up! Great shine and formula. Apply with fingers or a stippling brush.
5. Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze: I cannot adequately express my love for Color Tattoos. TRY THEM, OK? A great neutral shimmery shade that would look good on anyone.
6. Wet n Wild Fergie Shimmer Palette in Rose Champagne Glow: Swirl these shades together for a wonderful sparkle on your cheekbones. Smooth, shiny formula.
7. ELF Shimmering Facial Whip in Lilac Petal: For that serious summer glow, dot this in a "C" shape on your temple and blend. It looks like liquid metal and cost $1.00!
8. NYX Roll On Eye Shimmer in Walnut and Chestnut: Beautiful shimmers to wear alone or together. Great for highlighting the middle of your eyelid. Rolls out smoothly every time.
9. Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eye Shadow in Bella Emerald: Love these shimmery shadows! They're like butter and blend just as well. Emerald is rich and nice for dark eyes.
10. Wet n Wild Eye Shadow Trio in Silent Treatment: Great for a soft look or a more dramatic glistening eye (the light shade is a nice highlight). Soft, blend-able formula.
Swatches L to R: Wet n Wild Silent Treatment, Milani Bella Emerald, Milani Rose D'Oro, Wet n Wild Rose Champagne Glow, ELF Lilac Petal, Maybelline Bad to the Bronze, NYX Cottage Cheese, Sonia Kashuk Shimmering Sands, NYX Walnut and Chestnut, Revlon Crush
Milani Bella Eyes Shadow in Bella Emerald
Wet n Wild Eye Shadow in Silent Treatment
ELF Shimmering Facial Whip in Lilac Petal


What are your favorite shimmery products? What does your ideal New Year's Eve makeup look like?


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52 comments:

  1. Great roundup of shimmer products! I would also like to recommend NYX's 'Born to Glow' illuminator - they're the perfect amount of shimmer without being over-the top!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. I can't believe I still haven't tried the NYX illuminator! Definitely going on my list. xo

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  2. Great products :)


    www.Shannenandco.blogspot.ie

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  3. This is a really great post! I'm still trying to figure out how to make my makeup more special for tonight.

    I'm definitely thinking SOMETHING shimmery!

    Jackie
    Something About That

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  4. "Cottage Cheese"? Seriously? I usually imagine naming shades of makeup to be a fun-filled, light hearted, pun-tastic job but "Cottage Cheese" seems to be the rare misstep. Regardless, I'm glad you included the color swatches on your arm lady. Very shimmery, indeed.

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    1. I KNOW. Only gross things come to mind when the phrase 'cottage cheese' is uttered (even though I don't mind actual cottage cheese). I love the product, but don't quite get the name! xo

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  5. Silent Treatment is one of my FAVORITE cheap eyeshadow palettes, mainly because of the taupe-ish color. It's amazingly good for the price. This is the second time I've seen Cottage Cheese recently and thought "I need that!" so I guess... I need that!

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    1. It's so good! That taupe shade is great alone or in other looks. I've hit pan and repurchased multiple times. Cottage Cheese, despite the name, is a great product to have on hand! xo

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  6. I've been wanting to try that baked blush!! Love this post girly!

    www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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    1. Thanks! Seriously - that blush is GOOD. xo

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  7. I actually have the Milani eye shadow you mention here. I love all their eye shadows. Pretty colors and good coverage.

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    1. I have a few of the Bella Eyes shadows and I love them! Really nice colors and good formula, plus they are often on sale. Love Milani! xo

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  8. Oh this post came at a great time, because I was thinking for this spring I wanted to up my shimmer game and have my everyday make up look have more of a glow. I love Milani products, so I'll probably try that one first. Do you use anything for body shimmer? I've been wanting to have more of a glow on my legs and arms and looked at NARS body glow, but it's kind of expensive.

    Z. | J. POTTER

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    1. Shimmer is so nice for spring and summer (or when you're just wishing it was warm, like today which is FREEZING). I love the Milani blush so much and definitely recommend. I don't currently do any body shimmer, but I know Olay makes a lotion with shimmer and I've also heard of making a DIY version by mixing lotion with shimmer pigment (which NYX and Maybelline both make) or with liquid illuminator. xo

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    1. Me too! I seriously don't use any other blush anymore. The best! xo

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  10. I need to try some of these out! I have no idea ever where to start with beauty products!
    kelseybang.com

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    1. Start with what sounds fun to you! Maybe lipstick or fun eyeshadow sticks? Simple and colorful and EASY. From this list, I'd recommend Maybelline Color Tattoos for experimentation. xo

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  11. So pretty! I'm loving the shimmery smoky eye! I hope you're having a wonderful new year!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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    1. Thank you - hope your new year is wonderful too! xo

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  12. These all look so pretty - def want to try that Elf liquid!

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    1. It's so good, especially for a buck! xo

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  13. The Milani blush looks so beautiful! xo

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    1. It totally is - so smooth and such a pretty color with nice shimmer. My absolute favorite! xo

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  14. You look absolutely STUNNING in those #selfies dahhling! I love the two-tone hair! I hope to one day get a similar effect. What is that base/darker color? Is that still the one your worked on when you wrote about toning your hair a little while back? Anyway, sorry, back to the post; I love the look of cottage cheese from NYX (except that name kind of made me cringe, can't lie hahah). Thanks so much for sharing these awesome drugstore picks!! I will be on the look out!

    Much Love,
    -Stephanie Eva

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    1. Awww, thank you! My base color in these photos is a similar shade (maybe a little more faded) as the one in my DIY toner post. It's a mix of a bleach bath over red dye that's been toned and maybe re-dyed an ash blonde. Yikes, that sounds like a lot. Now it's a little bit darker. And, yes, love Cottage Cheese, hate the name! xo

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  15. Great selection of products! The Milani Baked Blush looks gorgeous, such a lovely shade x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Thank you! It really is a gorgeous blush! xo

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  16. Bad To The Bronze will always be my fave!! Thanks for the round up, I will have to pick up some of these products up. :)
    ♥Natalie
    Yours Truly, NY


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    1. Bad to the Bronze is amazing! I love the Color Tattoos in general, but that is such a good one for everybody. xo

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  17. I am no good at applying makeup. I need to take some serious lessons from you.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Oh! Playing with makeup just for fun is a great way to learn. As long as you like it, that's all that matters! xo

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  18. Ahh!..The Milani blus Rose dóro is gorgeous!!
    <3
    Sad we can't get Milani here :(
    xoxo
    new follower.. :)
    Blue Velvet Addict.Net

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    1. Bummer - it's really so pretty! Thanks for following! xo

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  19. Love how you reviewed these affordable and accessible products!

    lovejoanna.com

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    1. Thanks! Affordable but still high quality products are my obsession. xo

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    1. They are really SO good. I want to try other shades, but I love this one so much! xo

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  21. Great products, can you recommend me a lip balm or gloss with a good taste? I've tried so many brands but all of them are so awful in taste.

    Carpet cleaning Clapham

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    1. Hmmm, I'm a big fan of the classic Burt's Bees lip balm which has a minty scent/flavor. I also really like EOS balms in sweet mint and vanilla mint. Ummm, hope you like mint? Oh, wait - Burt's Bees has a nice coconut balm too and I've seen a new vanilla one - maybe try those? xo

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  22. These shimmers are so beautiful! Will definitely check number 4 :D

    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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    1. Thanks! That highlighting stick is super gorgeous and will seriously last forever! xo

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  23. Yay for shimmer! I love the ELF shimmering facial whips as a highlighter :)

    Olive & Ivy

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    1. Yes, they are so gorgeous - I can't believe they're a dollar! xo

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  24. Definitely want to try the NYX eye pencils! And love the look of that highlighter stick :) xx

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    1. I've had mixed results with the NYX eye pencils, but I love Cottage Cheese (some others need primer). xo

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  25. nice post! love the color tattoo :)

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    1. I am in LOVE with Color Tattoos! They're some of the best products I've used in years! xo

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  26. Wow such an amazing blog post and inspiring blog! :) Keep up the great work, I'm a fan! XO

    http://www.officialzalona.com

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