Favorite Glitter Make-up Tricks
Do you have a special event coming up?…Or you have been dying to try one of those eye make-up looks you have seen on Pinterest (smokey, glittery, shimmery, contoured)!
There are a couple tricks and techniques that will ensure your glitter eye shadow stays looking beautiful all night and doesnt end up all over your face.
First general suggestion is choose a color that is complimentary to your skin tone, and be carefulwith whites and silver. It can en up looking very harsh…especially in photographs with a flash. Golds, champagnes, roses, bronze, and gunmetals are the best choices for most people.
1.) Start with your Eyes (before your face or foundation). You want to prep and prime your eye lids to prepare them and then start with the lid where you want to apply the glitter eye shadow.
2.) Use a flat stiff syntetic makeup brush. A flat brush is best because you want to pat the glitter shadow on the lid and a synthetic bursh is best because you want to be able to clean it very well afterwards, and glitter seems to never come out of a fluffy brush. A flat brush will give you lots of control as you apply the eye shadow.
3.) Clean off your lashes with a lash spoolie dipped in water, and then use a hair dryer to blow off the rest of the glitter that might be on your cheeks or face.
4.) Finish the rest of your eyes and then continue with your face and lashes. Spray a finishing spray at the end to set everything in place so it wont fall down on your cheeks all night. My favorite is MAC Fix +.
*** I dont like cream glitter eye shadows, I think they tend to crease really bad! My favorite brand is actually Bare Essentials. I love the colors that they have and the glitter is really fine and easy to work with.
***If you are looking for something more pigmented then MAC Pigments are a good choice, but they come in huge containers so you should share that purchase with some friends (buy a few colors) and divide them all up.