Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sephora Glitz & Glam Look 2

I got a chance to play around with my Glitz & Glam set a little more over the weekend and came up with a nice evening look which I wore out on a double date with myself, hubby, girlfriend and her husband.


I started with a bare eye, no primer necessary this time:


Next, I applied some Buxom Stay-There cream eyeshadow in Pug to my upper eyelid:




Then, I lined my upper and lower lash lines with black pencil eyeliner:


Using my finger, I smudged my upper and lower lash line liner:


For added drama, I layered Sephora Eyeshadow in Starry Sky over the smudged liner:




Such impact!  Starry Sky is a shimmery shade of black, packed with tons of silvery micro-glitter particles.  It was much more pigmented than I expected.  LOVE!

To complete the look, I used Ultraflesh Gold Standard mascara on my lashes and applied a pair of my favorite glittery Daiso lashes:



The Glitz & Glam products that I used for the rest of my face are as follows:

Bare Escentuals All-Over Color in Glee for my cheeks.


Josie Maran Argan Oil Illuminator to highlight my cheekbones, the bridge of my nose, and my cupid's bow.


And Stila Lip Glaze in Vanilla glossed over Smashbox lip pencil in Smashing Muse.


Overall look:


It's important to use shimmer creams, such as Benefit High Beam or Josie Maran Argan Oil Illuminator, subtly as too much can make you look greasy as opposed to luminous.  My trick is to apply them to my highlight areas after I apply tinted moisturizer, but before I apply pressed powder.  That way, I get a radiant glow as opposed to a too-shiny effect.  Placement along my cheekbones, bridge of my nose, and cupid's bow gives the illusion of more sculpted cheeks, a taller, slimmer nose, and fuller lips!

Hope some of you found this tutorial helpful!  Thanks for reading and have a great Sunday night! :D

Hugs,
Cat

13 comments:

  1. hotness! this is a smoky eye done oh so well

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  2. I love this look on you! You look gorgeous for your double date night.

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    1. Thanks! We had fun, although I think I should have taken it easy on the Pina Coladas that night, haha!

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  3. woa i love this makeup!! what a beauty!

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    1. Thanks Hanny, right back at ya! :D

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  4. Just found your blog, Cat and I have to say I'm a fan! You did a great job w/ the Glitz & Glam Box (I love mine). I'm glad that the bareMinerals looks good on you, because I couldn't get it to work for me. :/

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    1. Thanks Kori! Glad you stumbled upon it. :) I love my Glitz & Glam box, I've been using products from it daily since I've received it. Sorry Glee didn't work for you, have you tried it as a bronzer? Or is it that the color clashes too much with your complexion?

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    2. I've found that it's a bit too red for my complexion (which is cool-toned), so it just looked weird on my skin :( I'm keeping it to try it as an eyeshadow blender though, so hopefully I'll find some use for it eventually!

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    3. Ah, I see what you mean. I guess it works a little better for me since I have strong yellow undertones and a tan complexion. Glad you're being creative on other ways to use it! :D

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  5. Beautiful smoky look! I'm going to have to try this! What did you use to smudge the eyeliner? I usually use the little sponge that comes with the eyeliner, but it always over smudge and take away all the eyeliner... :(

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! My favorite smudge tool is...my finger! :D

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