How to Sparkle More, Inside and Out! Our Favourite Aussie Stylists Give Their Top Tips
Here at ROCCAPINA, you know we’re all about embracing sparkle in everyday life, whether it be through our crystal embellished sandals, shimmering Instagram feed, or blog full of sparkling content.
Today we thought we’d focus on how each of us can sparkle more, inside and out, so we asked some of our favourite Australian fashion and beauty stylists to give us their top tips. Whether it’s encouraging you to incorporate more sequins into your wardrobe, or giving you the confidence to try a daring and new glitter-adorned makeup look – you’re sure to find all this helpful advice and more below.
Take Advantage of ‘Inspired By’ Designs
Nancy Dinis from Design Finder Styling explains: “Crystals and embellishments are a big trend at the moment that are being seen around runways globally. For most of us, those gorgeous Gucci slides might mean a missed mortgage repayment…sigh! Thankfully, more affordable brands are working the trend into their designs, so staying on trend with ‘inspired by’ pieces are often easy to come by. Add a cute bit of sparkle to your accessories like shoes or even a small side bag that can be styled easily with the pieces already in your wardrobe to stay on trend this season!”
Utilise Liquid Highlighters
Do you ever wonder how celebrities achieve that gorgeous dewy glow with just a hint of sparkle? Professional makeup artist Liv Slee offers the following advice: “To make my clients sparkle more I love to use liquid highlighters mixed into foundations. It helps give a natural glow for everyday wear.”
It’s All About the Eyes
When it came to offering makeup and beauty advice to achieve that radiant and sparkly look every day, Melbourne-based freelance makeup artist Nikki was brimming with helpful advice! Here are her top tips below:
“For your eyes to sparkle, use shimmer eyeshadows, foiled shadows, pigments, pressed glitter shadows, liquid shadows, metallic eyeliners, glitter eyeliners and loose glitter (face and body). An inner corner highlight for your eyes (to brighten up your appearance, make you look more awake and radiant) can be achieved by placing an illuminating eyeshadow on the inner corner of your eyes.
My favourite eyeshadow technique to embrace sparkle is Halo Eyes (matte on inner and outer part of the eyelid, blended) with a pop of pigmented sparkle foiled eyeshadow in the centre of the lid. This technique draws attention to the shadow in the centre of the lid (the pop of colour/sparkle shade), which comes across as very radiant (if using a shimmer/pigment/foiled eyeshadow for the centre).
Big lashes always make your eyes sparkle. You can achieve big lashes by using mascara or applying false lashes. Some lashes even include pre-applied glam decorations on them or you can DIY your own decorations for your false lashes.
Be sure to use an illuminating moisturiser and primer before your makeup application!”
Feel free to email email@example.com for any questions, enquiries, or makeup application bookings. Additionally, you can follow Nikki’s work on Instagram (@nikkimakeupartistry).
We hope the generous advice above from some of our favourite Australian fashion and beauty stylists has inspired you to embrace sparkle more in your everyday life – whether it be through fashion or beauty! What sparkly looks or trends are you excited to try?
—by MELANIE, CONTRIBUTOR, AUSTRALIA
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