5 Ways to Add Metallic to Your Daytime Look

I’ve cultivated a reputation for being neutral, casual”a dresser of the non-loud variety. My wardrobe of white tees and medium denim (with a couple all-black outfits thrown in for good measure) is my own established norm. So colour me shocked when this season I found myself drawn to sparkle and shimmer.

Don’t be confused”I haven’t started wearing sequins and lamé©. That would be a step too far past my comfort zone. Instead, I’ve been playing with my beauty routine in order to incorporate a bit of subtle effervescence into my look”and not just for special occasions. Sparkle is definitely daytime appropriate when applied with a light hand and with a bit of direction.

Here, my top ways to incorporate a bit of metallic, sparkle and shine into your daytime beauty look (with a bit of help from the pros) without ditching your go-to duds. People will say you’re glowing”but you know, subtly.

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Move over contouring”it’s strobe time. Bringing light to your face is always a good idea to illuminate those stunning features you’ve got going on. Our recommendation? A strobing stick that makes application easy, like Maybelline Studio Master Strobing Stick ($13, available at drugstores). Apply right to the high planes of your face (brow bone, cheek bone, nose and cupid’s bow) for a lit from within high impact look. For a more subtle glow, use your finger to apply on the skin and blend to the sheerness you want, suggests Grace Lee, lead makeup artist for Maybelline New York Canada. The more you blend, the less shine.

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