Leading Lady After Dark- Glitter Eyes

On New Year’s Eve, I decided to go all out with glitter (surprise, surprise). This smoky blue glitter eye is inspired from the days when I used to do makeup on…ahem…ladies of the night. Living in Las Vegas, I had a wide variety of clients which included strip club dancers and escort girls. What’s so great about these chicks is that they all really loved the glitter, and usually gave me free-range on their eyes.  Vegas Eyes

When doing glitter, I like to focus it on the inner corner and inner lid. Notice I said inner lid. The trick with glitter is to keep it away from any part of your eye that creases and folds. Glitter can irritate sensitive skin, so I suggest applying a small amount on your arm to see if you have a reaction before sparkle-fying your eyes.

Here, I did a custom mixture of reflective, gold and silver glitters for the inner corners, then used a cobalt blue glitter on the actual lid.

TIP: My favorite adhesive for glitter, believe it or not, is Aloe Vera. The stuff is so soothing and provides just enough tack to keep the glitter on without the glitter pieces getting muddy, turning matte, or bunching together. It’s really a win-win.

Disco Ball

Although we didn’t go out, I still had some fun on New Year’s Eve. Everyone who knows me will tell you I’ll use any excuse I can to wear glitter. Why not on December 31st, in our living room? Here are some fun shots of my eye-balls from the eve of 2012. 

PRODUCTS USED: 
Lashes are from Makeup For Ever
MAC Pro 3D Silver glitter
MAC Carbon eye shadow
MAC Platinum pigment
…and about 15 other products
                    

Ok, Chantal is going to kill me for posting it, but I really don’t care. The image on the right is a look from Makeup For Ever. I recreated it on my favorite guinea pig, my little sis. I also call this look “Pretty Cholla” 😉

Armenian Mermaid

Happy Halloween! I hope everyone had a fun weekend. I am EXHAUSTED. And in the next couple of days as I post blogs, you will see why. Friday and Saturday were full of appointments, but they were well worth it. I actually stayed in Sunday, the 31st because I was officially out of steam! This year, I decided to go with the mermaid costume, but I wanted to be my OWN kind of mermaid, not your typical Ariel. I made fish scales on my chest, shoulders and face using fishnets stockings as a stencil. I wanted to look “wet” so I used tons of Light Green Glitter by MAC (only in Pro stores, click HERE to find one near you) You will notice that I took these photos before I put on my lipstick and gloss, but there’s a reason for that: I needed to eat a slice of pizza! LOL So please forgive me for my half-done lips…

 

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Gypsy

Just having some fun with Sis one night and came up with this look. She’s always been my happy little guinea pig, so when i asked if I could do her eyes at midnight last night, she didn’t bat a fake eyelash. I love her eyes, and they are so much fun to do makeup on. After showing our great-grandma this pic, she said that it reminded her “of the gypsies that would knock on our doors in Lebanon selling cheese and milk.” So Gypsy is what I’ll call this. 🙂
*Mask part was done using MAC’s Liquidlast liners, Chromacake and Copper Glitter.

Black & Bling 40th Bday Bash

Last weekend, I had the lovely opportunity to do makeup for Connie’s 40th birthday party. The birthday girl’s theme was “Black & Bling” – everyone wore black with big gaudy jewelry and trinkets. This look was created with Studio Fix Fluid Foundation (the LOVE of my life).

Eyes were created using MAC’s Fluidline in Macroviolet as a base, Brule and Vanilla pigment on the browbone, Copper Metal pigment and Intoxicate eyeshadows on the lid and crease. I added some glam lashes inspired by old Hollywood starlets.