Whether you're wanting to draw attention to your eyes, highlight your cheekbones or plump your pout, (the right) metallic accents can make all the difference.
To illuminate the eyes:
For a soft, subtle finish, use a gloss or cream-based highlighter in the inner corners of your eyes, blending out towards the center. Crave a more dramatic finish, like Michelle's (above)? Opt for an opaque liner with a shimmer or glitter finish.
Top picks: Jemma Kidd Firming Eye Silk ($26, DermStore.com); L'Oreal HiP Color Chrome Eyeliner in Silver Lightning or Gold Charge ($9.99, Walgreens.com); Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil ($17, Sephora.com).
For the cheeks:
Sweep a sheer, shimmering highlighter on your cheek/brow bones to catch light and create that "lit from within" glow.
Top picks: Edward Bess All Over Seduction in Sunlight ($37, EdwardBess.com); M.A.C Cream Colour Base in Pearl ($16.50, MacCosmetics.com); NARS The Multiple ($37, NarsCosmetics.com).
On the lips:
Create the illusion of a plump pout by dabbing a (matching) light-reflective lip gloss in the center of your lips, over your chosen lipstick/gloss.
Top picks: Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect ($25.50, Sephora.com); Givenchy Pop Gloss Crystal ($24, Sephora.com); Maybelline
Shiny-licious Lip Gloss ($4.99, Drugstore.com).
For an all-over glow:
Erase signs of fatigue, even skin tone and minimize the appearance of fine lines and pores (instantly!) with a pearlescent, complexion-enhancing primer.
Top picks: CHANEL Le Blanc de CHANEL Sheer Illuminating Base ($45, Chanel.com); Guerlain Meteorites Light-Diffusing Perfecting Primer ($66, Sephora.com); Shu Uemura Base Control in Gold/Silver ($22.50, ShuUemura-Usa.com).