Makeup A to Z Tutorial: Glitter & Subtle Sparkles
Hello beautiful, hope you are all recovering well from the day off you got for Christmas. Happy New Year’s Eve! It’s almost scary how quickly Christmas is over and we’re already on our way to 2013! 2013, now that’s a scary concept! I find that towards the end of the year, with Christmas and the new year approaching, we all seem to see sparkles everywhere and that is pretty much what this post is about! I thought I’d do a glittery eye look, something you can see in the new year in.
Dare I do this.. a Makeup A to Z tutorial? Fingers crossed this will end well..
Step 1. Prime the eye lid with a primer, my poison of choice is Urban Decay’s Primer Potion.
Step 2. Using a black base, fill in the eye lid just up to the crease. You can use any black base, from NYX jumbo pencil to paint pots, to pencil and gel eye liners. You want a creamy base that glittery eye shadow will stick to with minimal fallout. I will be using MAC gel eyeliner in blacktrack.
Step 3. Now to soften that base you just applied. Using a dark brown, I’m using MAC Brown Down, apply to the crease and blend blend blend till you soften out that harsh line left from the base. Go ahead and wing the shadow out if you want to, depending on if it suits your eye shape. I sometimes use the edge of a card to get a nice angled line.
Step 4. You want to highlight the inner corner of your eyes so that the dark shadow doesn’t weigh them down and make your eyes look too small. I’m using a shimmery pale pink white colour by UD called Virgin (from the Naked palette). I’ve also blended some of that brown under my bottom lash line.
Step 5. Now this is the fun bit, the glitter. I’m going to be using this gorgeous glittery black eye shadow by myfacecosmetic’s Blingtone range called Black Ice. I adore these glittery shadows and have 3 of them now. I’ll do a quick swatch and review on them in the coming few days, they really are special and remind me of my Tom Ford glittery shadows! Now with glitter shadows I find its more effective to pack it in with your fingers. Apply all over the lid.
Step 6. Apply pencil eye liner to the waterline. Then curl the lashes and apply mascara. If you want, you can also apply liquid/pencil eye liner. The products I used are Avon Supershock gel eyeliner pencil and Clinique High Impact mascara.
Step 7. Now this is step is completely optional, but I find a set of false lashes always completes a look like this off rather nicely! I’m going to use this lovely set by Nouveau lashes from their collection 1 lash set 4. I love this set and have used it quite a few times already, it doesn’t look too obvious which I prefer but of course it you want to go for a thick heavy set of lashes please do! These are really comfortable and light and I can’t wait to pair them with lots more looks.
That is the eye look completed, and with it the first Makeup A to Z tutorial! For the rest of my face I’ve left it quite simple with slightly contoured cheeks and for my lips a pinky purple lipstick. This is actually a ‘new’ lipstick I picked up from MAC called Captive. I say new with quote marks as I picked it up in the summer but only got around to using it now! I hope you like this look, and I think the new year will bring more tutorials from me, possibly even video ones!
Hope you all enjoyed that, the swatch post should be up soon and I hope you all have a lovely day! Tanzina x