This is one of my favorite holiday looks. It is good for any special occasion really. You can use any color of glitter to switch it up depending on the holiday or just your outfit. Because of the gorgeous fall leaves and colors I wanted to use a brown copper color to match the out doors.
One of my best kept glitter secrets is Eye Kandy Cosmetics. I am obsessed with these glitters. You can use them as an eyeshadow, liner, over lipstick, or even full body. The reason I like this brand is because there is no glitter fall out. It is a 2 step system of 2 products made to work together. First they have their Eye Kandy Liquid Sugar which is just their cutesy name for the liquid adhesive. Then they have their Sprinkles which are their glitters. You dip a brush into the Liquid Sugar and then directly into the Sprinkles and they "marry" on the brush. The glitter can then be applied like a liquid eyeliner or anything in between. There is full control of where the glitter will go. Anyways, read on to see which products I used to create this look.
For my eyes:
-Lorac Eyeshadow Primer
-Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette
-Nooner, Liar, and Blackheart smoked out into my crease
-Marc Beauty by Marc Jacobs Blacquer Liquid Liner
-Buxom Cosmetics Vanity Lash Mascara in Show Off Black
-House of Lashes Pixie Luxe Lash and dark adhesive
-Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade for my eyebrows
-Maybelline Brow Drama Mascara for my eyebrows
For my Face:
- L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Liquid Foundation
-Ben Nye Neutral Set
-Kat Von D Beauty Shade and Light Contour Kit
-Becca Cosmetics Skin Perfecting Powder in Moonstone to highlight
-Nars Orgasm Blush
-Urban Decay Setting Spray
For my Lips:
-Jeffree Star Cosmetics I'm Nude and Celebrity Skin mixed with
- NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Tokyo
-Nailhur He Loves Me Stilleto Set (use code BRI for 65% off total purchase)
To start, I outlined my brows with the Dip Brow Pomade and an angled brush to get clean lines and then filled them in and darkened them with the Brow Drama Mascara. I really like Brow Drama and am going to probably start using it daily. Then I outlined and cleaned up anywhere I needed to with a BH Cosmetics Eyebrow Highlight pencil. Its basically drawing on concealer and a faster way to carve out the brows.
Next, I primed and set my lids. I made a smokey crease shape I was happy with using the 3 Urban Decay shadows listed. I then filled in my lid with the Toffee Sprinkes Glitter. I sat for about 2 minutes with my eyes closed to make sure it had the proper time to dry and not touch the smoke out.
I then lined on top of the glitter with the Marc Jacobs Liquid Liner. I had no struggle lining over the glitter and my lines still came out clean and sharp. I curled my lashes and applied my Buxom mascara.
I finished off the eyes by adding some House of Lashes Pixie Luxe lashes. They are still long but not as thick as the others I have, and I wanted you to be able to see the glitter through them. Once they were applied and dried, I traced over the lash band to blend it better, and applied another coat of mascara to my real lashes putting up to try and glue them to the falsies.
I have been using 'Oreal Infallible for my foundation lately. I squirt some out onto a mixing tray, you can also do it on the back of your hand, and dab my damp beauty blender in it. I apply it all over my face and neck in a stippling manner. I go over any imperfections I have, and my undereye circles with some concealer and blend that out with the damp beauty blender as well.
Next I pour out some Ben Bye Neutral Set onto the same mixing tray and dab a dry beauty blender into the white powder. I pack it on under my eyes and on any problem areas. This includes any zits or discolorations I hide. Even the small smile line I have forming I bake, anything that I want to really set or not crease. I let my body heat "bake" the two together for about 10 minutes. This is typically when I will go brush my teach, do my hair, or pick out an outfit. Once the time is up, I take a large fluffy brush and in flicking motions remove the excess powder from my face and cover the parts that didn't bake to give them a powder base as well.
I need a powder base to make my contouring easier. I cannot live without my contour. I recently switched to the Kat Von D Shade and Light Contour Kit. It is supposed to be better for pale skin than the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit I've been using. Everyone raves about it. I think it's alright. It gets the job done nicely but I don't think it is a life changing product.
After contouring my face, I highlight my cheekbones with my favorite Becca Highlight in Moonstone. I blend the contour and highlight together with my go to blush Nars Orgasm. Then I spritz my face with my Urban Decay Setting Spray and am ready for the day.
My lips I apply last. On the same mixing tray, I mixed Jeffree Star I'm Nude and Celebrity Skin Velour Liquid Lipsticks together with NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Tokyo for this pink pout. I actually applied it with the tiny E.L.F. Concealer brush. It's a $1 brush and great for clean lip lines.