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.
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.
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.
Lashes are from Makeup For Ever
MAC Pro 3D Silver glitter
MAC Carbon eye shadow
MAC Platinum pigment
…and about 15 other products
I had some fun over the weekend with an idea Chantal actually came up with. She found this photo below of the Anne Hathaway as the White Queen from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. I recreated the look and thought I’d share. This was super fun to do, I just wish my wig wasn’t so haggard. Let me know if you have any suggestions on what I should try next! PS I hemmoraged a ton of money at Sephora’s over the weekend and I have ZERO buyer’s remorse…is that bad? I can’t wait to share all my new product reviews with you!
This is Connie, who was dressing up as a Sexy Witch for Halloween. She requested fantasy eyes, so that’s what I gave her. Glitter “Snake” created with Rhinestones & Pearls from the crafts store, and MAC Neon Yellow Glitter (Pro only, see my Mermaid post on where to find a store). Hope you had a bewitching night, dollface!
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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