Hello friends! This look may or may not be a bit of a train wreck, but, come on, it was my first attempt at using loose glitter. Cut me some slack!
I would like to also say a quick thank you to all of your guys' support on my previous blog post about breakups. I know cuffing season is near but together we can all make it through!
So, yes, for today's look I wanted to try out something festive for fall, yet different from other looks I've tried on my blog. And when I was at Target recently I saw a bronze-y glitter from e.l.f. so I instantly wanted to give it a go!
So allow me to talk you guys through my first attempt at using a loose glitter. Enjoy!
Lettuce begin! (Sorry not sorry)
If you couldn't guess, I went ahead and did all the prep work already. This includes all of my foundation magic and my brows. I use all drug store makeup products when it comes to my base--and e.l.f. moisturizer for my primer, an L.A. Girl brow kit (on, you guessed it, my brows), and a Loreal foundation on my entire face.
So to start, I used two base colors on my eyes as continued prep, both from the Morphe 35K Neutrals palette. I use the whitest shade in my highlight regions (the corners of my eyes and under each brow). I also use a standard gold shade all over my entire lid to give my bronze glitter an extra pop when it's finally applied.
Next, I dove into my Morphe x Jaclyn Hill palette and snagged a burgundy shade for my crease. I also added a darker brown shade for the outer and inner corner of my lid just to add more dimension to the look once the glitter is added on later. I guess you could call that a halo smokey eye? Not quite sure. I also went ahead and highlighted those previously mentioned highlight regions with Beam from that palette as well.
Next, I applied my e.l.f. glitter primer and then dipped a brush into the glitter. Another option is using the NYX primer but, yanno, here on Grins & Needles, we sometimes just gotta go for it. I also added some gold Wet n Wild glitter into the mix as well to shake things up even more.
So I went ahead and applied the glitters, and dear golly, there was a ton of fallout. Which was to be expected, but it was still a scary situation to be in. IT WAS A BLOOD BATH!!! But fear not, I cleaned it up with some foundation after the fact.
After giving it some time to set, I applied some gold and burgundy along my lower lashline from the Jaclyn Hill x Morphe palette and also used some NYX liner to give myself those signature cat eyes. Cat eyes are sometimes necessary to hide mistakes--like a glitter explosion, for example.
I then contoured and highighted, added mascara and matte lipstick, and set my face with some e.l.f. H.D. Setting Powder. And voila! It almost looks decent! Still a lot of fall out but that's okay.
Thank you guys for following me through this disastrous makeup...erm, tutorial? I have more beauty-related posts planned for the near future, so be sure to stay tuned!