My Christmas celebrations started with a bang last week and I’m already struggling to keep up. I ventured out for some cocktails and food with the lovely girls from work on Friday night, Oxfam photo shoot all day Saturday, then onto my best friends house for more food, Christmas jumper wearing and Christmas tree inspecting on Saturday night and finally my first family get together on Sunday where I indulged some more. Basically, I have been a terrible blogger as I have been too busy eating…a lot! So as you can imagine for a girl who rarely goes out, this weekend has destroyed me and to say I’m ecstatic to be on my sofa, in my onesie with a cup of tea is in an understatement.Lingerie Costumes.
Luckily for me, my gorgeous friend, fellow blogger and personal make-up artist Kimmy Cattin has written a fantastic post on how to get the perfect Glitter eye just in time for Christmas.
All That Glitters
As you might have realised, I am a huge fan of glitter over the festive period. A lot of makeup artists stay away from glitter because it can be messy but I love a challenge and my over-obsessed perfectionism takes over when I’m working on any glitter jobs. I recently worked a photo shoot for Oxfam who were looking for a ‘Christmas party’ themed makeup. This gave me an excuse to get the glitter out. I have shown how you can achieve this look in 4 simple steps.
Step 1 — Smokey eye
Firstly I did a basic smokey eye using reds and browns. I used Mac’s painterly as a base and blended this.
Step 2 — Glitter glue
Next I used a glitter glue and placed this carefully over the eyelid, taking it right to the crease line. I used glitter lips glue by beauty boulevard but you can use any glitter fix. I then used Mac glitter pot in copper and placed this on the eye using my finger, carefully pressing it on over the glue.
Step 3 — Clean up
There was a lot of fall out from the glitter so a clean up job was in order. Using makeup remover, I used cotton buds to remove the excess glitter. This takes a little while to get every speck of glitter, but stick with it, the final look is worth it.
Step 4 — Lashes and face
Next I used Rimmel lashes to add some volume and continued to complete the makeup with face, blush and lips. I went for a brown toned nude to ensure focus was kept on the eyes.
When Kimmy Cattin created this look on Saturday at The Oxfam Photo Shoot, I was completely in awe. It’s such a dramatic look and would look incredible at any upcoming Christmas events that you might be attending. Go glitter crazy girls!
Lots of Love HFB