I for one do not follow the unwritten "rule" that over 40's have to stop wearing sparkle and shimmer.
The general consensus is that it accentuates wrinkles.
Well, I'm 44 and I don't think I'm going to stop wearing sparkles for the next 40 years! Guess what? I do have lines and wrinkles. I don't think makeup is going to change that fact. I call them earned wisdom marks.
I think as well, that artful application of sparkles and shimmers will enhance beauty, not call attention to things we don't want it to.
I don't wear bright blue sparkle eye shadow anymore, true enough, but I adore the dark browns, blues, greens and grays with gold, silver, and iridescent sparkles in them. And honestly I think certain shadows add that extra little glow or sparkle to my eyes that maybe after 44 years is dulling a bit.
So, are you going to let "them" tell you what to wear?