Don’t let people tell you your 30s will be the best time of your life in a tone that suggests your looks will fade so you better find inner peace. Vicki’s Pick is a weekly beauty column that features Vicki’s all-time favourite beauty products and latest discoveries for women in their 30s who plan on staying pretty on the outside for a long, long time. Inner peace is optional.
Perhaps it has something to do with being Canadian and barely seeing the sun for six months out of the year, but I get a kick out of working with the sun-kissed hue my skin takes on in the summer months. I wear a pinkish blush in the winter months just to look like my heart’s still beating, but in the summer I switch to a bronzer to highlight my cheekbones and look a little more tanned than I’m willing to let myself actually get.
I’m currently taking highlighting to the next level with my new obsession: MAC Pressed Pigments in Light Touch ($25). While it comes in a compact that makes it look like a shimmery eyeshadow, this bad boy’s glittery awesomeness is made for more than just the eyelid. As part of the MAC Face & Body Collection, MAC Pressed Pigments are actually designed for highlighting. The creamy texture of the product allows it to either be applied dry or wet for a more intense finish. While Light Touch definitely adds a high dose of sparkle to your look when used on lids or as a highlighter around the brow bone and temples, I actually get the most use out of it on my shoulders, neck and, clavicle. It makes your tan look a tad more exotic when wearing strapless tops and dresses when you play it up with a high dose of shimmer. Unlike other body shimmers, MAC Pressed Pigments won’t fall from grace onto your clothes, making you look like an overgrown Tinkerbell banished from Neverland. There’s a fine line between shining bright like a diamond or a disaster…
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