Monday, February 11, 2013

Fire Opal: Sparkly Burnished-Gold Lids (usin Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter!)



I mentioned in an earlier post that I found some of the most gorgeous ultra-fine glitters at the craft store. 
They're from Martha Stewart Crafts, and come in the most beautiful shades. These aren't micro-glitters but they're certainly the same size as most cosmetic grade glitters from brands like MAC and Lime Crime. The best thing is each 1.5oz glass jar costs less than US$10. The shade I'm using today is Fire Opal, a beautiful blend of pale gold and coppery-bronze.
Disclaimer: I'm not encouraging you to pick craft glitters over cosmetic-grade glitters. I personally only choose glitters that are very fine, round-cut and 100% polyester, and I always test to make sure they don't bleed in solvents and on the skin, regardless of whether they are from a makeup brand or a craft store.Always proceed with caution and be your own judge!
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Step 1: First apply a brown base. You can use Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze, or something like MAC Groundwork. You want to blend slightly past the socket line, and also wing it out at the outer corners, pulling towards the end of the brows.


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Step 2: While your base has not dried, quickly use a flat brush to pack glitter onto most of the lid, except for the outermost corners, where you will apply a little dark chocolate brown shadow (L'oreal Infallibale Shadow in Endless Chocolat - the name might be different in the US; any deep brown will do) for definition.


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Step 3: With the same chocolate brown shadow, run lightly along the outer 2/3 of the lower lash line for a little definition.
Along the edges of the brown, use a soft peach-golden shade like MAC Gleam or Expensive Pink to gently blend and fade the color.


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Step 4: Finish with black mascara!

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