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What’s Behind that Holiday Sparkle?

Holiday Sparkle Who doesn’t want to look their best for the holidays, posing for photos with family and friends and going from party to party? It’s a great time of year to try a new look, whether it be a daring new hairstyle or glam makeup.

After all, everything else sparkles this time of year, why shouldn’t you? If you’re looking at labels and wondering what’s behind the shimmer in your products, read on for a quick look at ingredients.

Lotions or body oils that give the skin a luster typically do so with mica or crushed minerals. L'Occitane Rose Nuit de Mai Shimmering Body Lotion contains natural origin mother-of-pearl for a hint of subtle shimmer along with a delicate rose scent. If you prefer a golden shimmer, NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi Shimmer Dry Oil - Golden Shimmer Spray contains iridescent vitamin E particles. This dry oil, with a unique super-activated formula combining 30% precious plant oils and vitamin E, helps nourish, repair and soften the face, body and even the hair.

Most of us turn to cosmetics when we want to introduce a bit of glamour into our look. The crushed minerals in bareMinerals foundations and mineral veil translucent powders create natural luminosity, but when you’re looking for an extra glow, you might try a mineral bronzer such as Stila Sun SPF 15. Dust this light, shimmering formula on the nose, cheeks, forehead or even the décolleté to create a shimmery sun-kissed effect. No look is complete without playing up your eyes and cheeks. The bareMinerals Surprise Collection of Pure Delights contains rich, luminous colors infused with hematite, a healing and grounding stone that is thought to strengthen the body and improve resistance to stress.

If you want to add a bit of pizzazz to your tresses, the diamond and pearl particles in Frederic Fekkai Spray on Hair Crystals provide dimension, subtle color and vibrant shine. With a little imagination and experimentation this holiday season, you can create a look that will outshine any decorations.


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