Sunday, April 21, 2013

[Requested] Reinterpretation of a Sparkly Gold Smoky Lid


This is not an exact recreation because my eyes are shaped a little differently and I wanted to blend the edges out more, but I'll run through the type of products you need tocreate this look.
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I can't be 100% sure with the yellow lighting and difference in skintones, but the item I find can create this type of sparkly effect is a loose golden-brown sparkle like MAC's Reflects pigment in Antique Gold, used wet.
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Reflects pigments are not glitter, and not regular shadows either. They are shiny mica particles larger than regular loose shadows so they sort of combine pigmentation with sparkle. Like glitters, they don't "stick" to the skin well and will fall out all over your cheeks, so you might want to do your eye makeup first, then clean up and do your foundation and concealer after.
To get them to go on like dramatic foiled metal, you want to use either a good creamy base or apply them wet (do use eye drops or a liquid sealant instead of pure water as they will rub off easily once dry if there is no ingredient that provides some tackiness).



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Step 1: I dabbed a little MAC Fix+ on the tip of my finger and then into the pigment directly. Go right onto your lid and gently dab and spread it out over the entire lid.
Tip: Try to pack most of the shadow on the center of the lid first and blend outwards and you will avoid messy application around the inner and outer corners of the eye.
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Step 2:  Apply a matte chocolate brown shadow (I used Revlon Rich Sable) to the socket line, around the outer edges of the reflects pigment, for a little contouring and definition.
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Step 3: [Optional] You can stop there and apply mascara to finish the look, but I added liquid liner for a little extra glamour.

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