Thursday, 29 December 2011


I am often asked how to get glitter to actually stay put, so here is a quick "how-to" in case you want to go for this look for a NYE party! You can use any glitter from the craft store, a dollar store, or my faves are from MAC and Make Up Forever.

 Here's a quick version I did late last night, just to give you an idea:

I like the glitter to be somewhat subtle, so it's just peeking out. Going overboard
can be a bit tacky or theatrical looking (like Cher's stage makeup LOL). 

1. Prime the lid, using a primer or a paint.
2. Apply an eyeshadow that compliments the glitter you are using. Be sure to blend the edges carefully, since you can't blend easily once the glitter is placed.
3. Add eyeliner.
4. Now the sticky part, apply either a thin layer of gloss (I like MAC Gloss Texture) or Duo lash adhesive. Then, using a flat brush, dip into your glitter and pat on. *The gloss gives a "worn-in" look, since it does crease, but the glue is a bit trickier to work with.
5. Apply some false lashes, even in the outer corners only if you'd like.

Products used:
-MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot (all over)
-L'Oreal Pure Silver eyeshadow (lid, lower lash line)
-MAC Black Tied eyeshadow (outer corner, lower lash line)
-ELF White Shimmer eyeshadow (from a palette, inner corners, brow bone)
-MAC Blacktrax Fluidline eyeliner (top, winged up)
-MAC Pro Soft Yellow eyeliner (inner rim)
-MAC Gloss Texture (lid)
-MAC 3D Silver Glitter (lid)
-Clinique Lash-Doubling Mascara
-Outer corner lashes (pair from Ardell, cut in half)

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