Under The Dryer

Shine On UTD

Saturday, August 19, 2017

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Don't forget to pay your light bill, ladies and gents, because this summertime shimmer trend is high voltage! From highlighted cheekbones, to golden eyeshadows, this trend will have you shining brighter than any diamond. Under the Dryer caught up with Peta-Gay Forrester of Utopia Beauty and Barber Clinic, who helped shine a light on the shimmer trend that's illuminating the nation.

It's not only during Carnival season that you can get your glitter on! “A shimmery highlight is great for the day or night time,” said Forrester, although her clients usually request it for special occasions. “Clients love it because it catches the eye at a party. It's definitely for someone who wants a little attention.” It surely gets a gold star from UTD!


Here's How To Get The Look...

How does one become a golden girl? After applying concealer and foundation, simply follow the yellow brick road of must-target areas to highlight. The main areas to apply highlighter to are down the bridge of the nose and on the cheekbones. It can also be applied over the inner corners of eyes, onto the brow bone, on top of your cupid's bow (the indent at the centre of your top lip), and at the centres of your forehead and chin. Let's get glowing, ladies! Consult our handy highlighter map image for further shimmering assistance.

Feeling starry-eyed? Try a gold or rose gold eyeliner on the lid. Scared to go all the way? For the more timid, Forrester suggests using the eyeliner to highlight just the inner eye around the tear ducts. “It can make eyes look a little far apart, so make sure it works with your eye shape.” Beware — a glittery eyeshadow can bring attention to brows that need attention! For full-on shimmer eye shadow, Forrester recommends excellently maintained brows and a nude lip. We like L'Oréal Paris' Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Gold.

Don't be afraid to put your money where your mouth is! If your bank account isn't dripping gold, then at least your lips can be. For those going for gold we recommend a full-on golden lipstick such as this LA colours lipstick. For the more faint of heart there is L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche nude lipstick with a hint of shimmer, an office-appropriate way to dip your toe in the trend.

Flashback to art class projects: The glitter roots trend applies glitter to hair wet with gel, lining the scalp with glitter. A severe middle or side part is recommended to showcase the trend best.

Your UTD team is of the belief that every day is a reason to celebrate so, like us, embrace the glitter trend like the golden girls and boys we know you are!


Utopia Beauty and Barber Clinic
7 ¾ Deanery Road, Kingston 3
Telephone : 458 - 0603
Monday - Sunday





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