Glitter + Gold = so much fun!! Glitter make up isn’t just for special occasions or clubbing anymore. It comes in so many colors and textures. When I saw the little bottle of NYX face and body glitter at ULTA I knew I had to bring it home! It was my inspiration for todays look. I am the kind of person that sees glitter, my eyes get wide and I try to find any reason to use it. so I set out to scour every store I went to get any bit of gold cosmetics I could find!
For this look I wanted to shimmer before I even started the eyes. So after moisturizing I applied a generous amount of MAC strobe cream. As that absorbed I mixed together the Nars foundation and Cover FX liquid highlighter. It was a 50/50 mixture. When I say I want to shimmer…I WANT TO SHIMMER! It went on so silky and smooth! The coverage was still very full. With this shimmer effect I didn’t add any concealer under my eyes and I have to say I didn’t miss it. I did however apply some Urban Decay eye primer potion. Just look at that shimmer!
To build up some depth on my eyes I applied Lorac propalette shade taupe from the crease to just above the crease making sure to leave the brow bone bare. For further depth I applied a line of dls shadow in bronzed and buffed it into the taupe. The taupe is a matte shade and the bronzed has a bit of shimmer shimmer! For the base gold I used the Catrice million styles lip top coat crayon all over my lid. It is a sheer light gold cream. Lip crayons aren’t just for lips anymore!
Giving this look the drama it deserves I chose to go back to the Illamasqua liquid liner. AAAAAGGGHHHHHHHH! Ok but I have to say this time I think I did pretty good. I applied it from the inner corner to the outer corner and all around including my water line. There’s even a little bit of a wing. Aren’t you proud! I know I am. I wanted a little more depth for under my eye so I applied a thick line of Urban Decays 24/7 glide on liner just along the lash line overlapping the liquid liner I applied on my waterline. For a little more effect I dipped into the Lorac pro palette shade black and softly buffed it in along the lash line.
NOW THE FUN BEGINS!!! I already have some shimmer on my eyes from the gold crayon and the bronzed shadow. But that’s just not enough. Go big or go home, that’s my motto. Taking the applicator from yesterdays Maybelline shadow I sprayed a little NYX setting spray and dipped it into the NYX face and body glitter that is my inspiration. I have never put glitter on my eyes before but I have watched many videos. With the applicator full of gold I dabbed it on my lids and into the inner corner of my eyes. I made sure not to go over the Taupe and bronze shadow. I wanted shimmer but I wanted it to have some depth. NYX glitter rocks! It went on with very good coverage and I wasn’t shy about it! Afterwards I had to touch up the liquid liner a bit but I am happy I put that on before the glitter.
Even though I wanted a very shimmery look I still needed a little contour just to give me a little bit of a cheek bone. Since I wasn’t going for dark and dramatic I used Tarte’s Amazonian clay blush in feisty. First I added it just to the hollows of my cheeks and then blended upwards to my temples keeping along the hairline along my forehead and just a tad along my jawline and sides of my nose to give definition. To highlight I began with Makeup Revolutions liquid highlighter in stardust just to the top of my cheekbones and a bit along my temples. I have to say I was a bit liberal. Next , using my fingers I rubbed in some Makeup Revolution strobe highlighter in gold addict , cause well you know, this look is all about gold! The reason for keeping shadow of my brow bone was because I wanted it to glow. Using the gold addict I applied a heavy coat along the brow bone. I also added a touch of gold addict along the bridge of my nose and cupids bow to bring the shimmer inwards. With the highlighting complete I quickly did my brows using my trusty Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow. My brows had to match the intensity of my eyes so I did over draw them a bit and filled them in completely.
With the addition of Eylure Luxe lashes and a bit of Maybelline pumped up mascara my eyes were finally complete.The intense areas for this look is the eyes and the lips. For me this makes the rest of my face glow and stand out just as much. For my lips I didn’t use a liner. Instead I only applied NYX mat lipstick in dark era. But I didn’t stop there. I went back to the Catrice golden lips. I only applied this to the center of my lips. With the look complete I kept looking at the glitter. There was a little extra on the applicator so I spread a this layer on the top of my cheeks to further add to the two Makeup Revolution highlighters. With that I had to step away from the glitter.
OH HOW I LOVE GLITTER!! Have I told you that? A bit of glitter will get you past the mid-week blues. I have used gel glitter before and with that accuracy in where the glitter lands can be difficult. Using this powder glitter with a little setting spray was so easy. I’m going to have to get more colors! Enjoy glitter, embrace glitter! I always tell you to be creative and have fun. I really mean it! Ill see you tomorrow for the first of two days that describe GypsyAlice!!!
GLITTER IS LIFE!!!!