NEW Video for you all… How to create glitter body painting using Superstar Aqua Paints in shade Minty and Superstar Gel Glitters in shade Aurora & Gold. I created this quick how-to video after getting lots of requests on how I created the glitter body painting look on my Snow Queen of Sweets photoshoot. I hope it can help you all.
Make-up Look I did yesterday on The Sun Photo shoot. Check out my Tips on How I Get Glitter to Stay Put On Eyes…
Yesterday I was very, very lucky to do make-up for The Sun newspaper (UK) on a Christmas how to look using glitter. I took this cheeky behind the scenes snap of the make-up look I created. So thought it would be great to do a blog on how to make sure glitter stays put on eyes. Unfortunately I won’t be blogging about what products I used to create this look as the feature in the Sun will include all that which I will do another blog on the actual look and the final edited images very, very soon!
Loose glitter and glitter-infused eye shadows are great for taking your look up a notch for this party season. Whether you’re playing with the smoky eye look or just want to enhance your eyes for the evening with a bolder look.
One of the downsides of using glitter eye makeup is it tends to drift away from the eyes and may even disappear entirely by the end of the night. You need to use some special makeup application techniques to ensure your glittery makeup stays put for several hours.
Use some of these tips to apply eye glitter makeup that lasts:
Use an Eyelid Primer:
Before you apply your base eye shadow or any glittery eye shadow, prime the lids with a thin layer of eyelid primer I am loving MUA Professional Eye Primer – Most certainly better than Urban Decay’s and affordable for £4! This will act as an adhesive to prevent your shadow from disappearing, and can also help to keep loose glitter in place. Apply a very small amount over the lid and up to the brow area for maximum coverage.
Apply Vaseline on areas that need more glitter. If you’re using a loose shimmer powder or loose glitter on the corners of your eyes only, you’ll need more adhesive. Vaseline works great for putting glitter on a specific part of the eyelid. Use a cotton bud or very small eye shadow brush to line or dab your eyes with Vaseline and then apply glitter using your fingertips or another damp brush until it sticks. Let this dry for a couple of minutes, then fill in any gaps.
Use a Light Moisturiser:
If you prefer not to use heavier adhesives on your eyelids, a lightweight moisturiser can also work well. Apply a very thin layer of moisturiser ( I love Simple’s Hydrating light moisturiser) to the area where you want the glitter to stick using your fingertips or a small eye shadow brush. Then apply the loose glitter or shimmer powder, pressing firmly as you go. Let it dry and you’ll find that your glitter makeup will stay put for several hours.
As you can see I am still mad for glitter at the moment. But I know you make-up lovers LOVE IT!