If you’ve been around wht at all, you know how much we all love Julie Hewett Los Angeles products, from the perfect nude lip to that Camellia Balm that nobody can seem to get enough of. They’ve even mastered a sunkissed bronzer and a Twilight-inspired makeup palette. So I’m sure you can imagine how excited I was when I got to test a little JHLA of my own!
I get ready to go in about five minutes every morning. If a makeup product can’t be applied with expert-worthy results in that time frame, then it gets thrown aside until Friday night. That’s why I absolutely love the latest product in the Julie Hewett cosmetic line – Shimmy. Described as “a luminescent starlight shine to highlight your face, eyes, lips, and body for that red carpet glow.” The Shimmy collection is a set of very creamy, almost gel-like shimmers in luminous shades boasting such fun names as Goldie, Pinkie, and Cleo. I thought my versatile pot of sheer shimmer definitely lived up to Julie’s reputation!
We received Pixie, a pale, very shimmery lilac shade that really makes my blue-grey eyes pop. I found that just a quick fingertip application of Pixie along my upper lashline gave me a shimmery glow that immediately banished my just-woke-up look. The pale purplish shade builds easily with a couple thin layers to get a richer pigment.
My favorite application of this little wonder, however, is a dab along the very inner corners of my eyes. It really opens up the face and is great for a wide-eyed, camera-ready look, plus you don’t get the messy sprinkle effect of a shimmery powder.
Pixie definitely lives up to its reputation as an all-over product. It’s a great highlighter for browbone, and I love to pat a very light coat of it over the center of my bottom lip and then slick some gloss over it. It makes my lips look incredibly full and pretty, and it actually stays on for quite some time!
The convenient pot makes for a quick, easy application, and the cream (rather than powder) consistency makes this a great product to toss in your purse for a quick shot of sparkle and glam on the go.
All that said, I really only have one tiny bone to pick with this product. As an eyeshadow, it creases almost immediately and gives my eyelid a slick, almost sticky feeling. But as I said, my favorite application is a swipe right along the upper lashline, and you get all the eye-opening effect without any creasing.
I did not try this outside the eye or lip area simply because Pixie’s intense violet tint is a bit difficult to pull off anywhere else. The other three shades in the collection, Pinkie “a petal of rose gold shine”, Goldie “a cream puff of beige gold shine” and Cleo “a sultry bronze shine”, sound like they would be flattering highlighters for a fresh faced look.
Enough from me though; review team – what did you gals think of this little pot of gold?[ratings]
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