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Mad for metallics: From soft shimmer powders to high-impact glitters

THE TIME FOR FOIL-LIKE FINISHES IS NOW. THE NEW GLIMMERING HIGHLIGHTERS AND SHIMMERING SHADOWS FROM OUR SIGNATURE LINE ARE DESIGNED FOR GOLDEN GIRLS OF ALL STRIPES. THEY PUT THE PEDDLE TO THE MAKEUP METAL.

Every morning I wake up, and before I put on my makeup, I say a little prayer for the Mecca Cosmetica Enlightened Lit From Within Powder. Because where would I be without its radiance-boosting, light-diffusing powers? It’s the type of glow that makes me look and feel like a sun-kissed goddess. The warm golden shade and ultra-fine pigments are just the thing for reviving lacklustre skin—no wonder it has a slew of glowing five-star reviews. Now, the cult-status powder has been cloned in illuminating new shades and dazzling textures.

Just in time for spring, Enlightened has been reborn in gold and bronze hues. It’s the same pigment-packed shimmer you’ve come to love, now in deeper, richer colours—perfect for olive-and dark-skinned beauties. You can use each one the same way you’d apply the original: Using a fan brush, sweep the powder across the top of the cheekbones, down the bridge of the nose and onto the cupid’s bow, or feel free to apply it all over your face because when it comes to highlighter how much is too much? Answer: The limit does not exist.

New to the game are the Enlightened Illuminating Eye polishes. These pots of shimmering magic, which come in gold, copper and bronze shades, are the perfect hybrid of a cream and loose glitter. For those who shy away from glitter out of fear of finding it dotted around your house, or on your person for weeks afterwards, this formula is a godsend. Once the glimmering, light-reflective formula glides onto your eye it will stay put—no fallout, fading or creasing here. I like to layer the shades using my finger for a high-impact foiled effect, or apply with a fluffy brush for a touch of all-over twinkle on the lids. It’s worth noting that the polishes are limited-edition. In other words, they’re here for a good time, not a long time. So, what are you waiting for? Get enlightened.

Words by Emily Deacon
October 2018

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