Gold glitter Christmas makeup

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Where has all the light gone? I have no idea and I’m surprised by November’s darkness every year. Now if never is the time to grab on to some glitter and sparkle in the night. Or day. Doesn’t make a difference – it’s dark nevertheless! Okay, okay, it’s really not that bad this year. Our new apartment has windows that magically seem to grab on to those few hours of sunlight and I’m enjoying each second. And as you well know, I also enjoy the cozy darkness. And that has 100 % to do with Christmas lights.

In today’s post I have an easy glitter makeup tutorial for you – as well as some amazing new products to show. This look is perfect for any pre-Christmas celebrations or for New Years Eve Party. The star of the show is this *glitter palette, which I’ve been using more than I’d like to admit (any day is a good day to wear glitter, right?).

These all happen to on sale today as it’s black week and black friday tomorrow. You definitely should check out *Lyko.fi’s deals. Now is a good time to buy those Christmas presents or anything you might need. Today all makeup is -25%!

Gold glitter makeup tutorial

  1. Add dark brown color in the outer corner. Start from your bottom lashline and draw a line towards the end of your brow. Fill in the outer corner in V-shape. Blend well! As you can see, it’s okay to use a dark color, since you can always blend it to a muted lighter brown. (But if you’re a beginner, it might be easier to start off with a lighter color first.)
  2. Add a shimmery color all over the lid. It’s advisable to use your finger, since you get the best color payoff that way.
  3. Add a touch of inner corner highlight.
  4. Add a glitter primer and press the glitter on the lid. I added the glitter only to about half of my lid. It’s up to you, obviously.
  5. Line your eyes, add mascara and or lashes. All done!

A more in-depth tutorial on the eyeshadow placement on my deep set downturned eyes can be found here!

I used all new products in this look, which are listed and introduced below. I found some pearls!

Smith Cult Book of Eyes Palette Nail polishj Shattered Souls

Smith Cult Noon Suite Palette Swatches

Smith and Cult The Book of Eyes Noon Suite Palette

As my eyeshadow I used *The Book of Eyes Noon Suite Palette by a brand called Smith & Cult. It’s a totally new brand to me, but their packaging and beautiful products spoke to me. I love the palette – it reminds me of the very first palette I owned. It has all the basic yet beautiful colors I need in my everyday makeup. The colors have good payoff and the shimmers feel very creamy.

Another product from Smith & Cult is the nail lacquer *Shattered Souls. It’s the most beautiful nail polish I have seen. I was surprised of how easy it is to use. It has enough glitters so that I can wear it on it own and it’s easy to remove – I actually just peel it off. I’m not sure if all their nail polishes are that easy to take off, but so far I’m very pleased. I use Seche Vite as a top coat, which also happens to be the best top coat I’ve tried.

Smashit Cosmetics 15 Color Glitter Palette Mix 2

I think this *Smashit Color Glitter Palette speaks for itself. It’s so beautiful and handy to have, compared to single glitters. I use *NYX Glitter Primer with it, which makes the glitters stick to my skin and last well.

Smashit Color Glitter Palette Mix 2 Swatches

Elizabeth Arden Honeysuckle Lipstick

Elizebeth Arden’s *Honeysuckle lipstick is such a beautiful and unique color. It’s a golden warm brown with fine glitter. It’s the perfect Holiday shade. Also love the packaging. Lipsticks should always come in a beautiful gold packaging.

elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lipstick Honeysuckle

Elizabeth Arden HoneySuckle Lipstick on Lips

Yves Saint Laurent foundations

As for my foundation, I used *YSL Touche Eclat Foundation in BD30. It has medium coverage and a sheer glowy finish. It reflects light nicely and lasts for about 8 hours. On my skin though, it’s pretty glowy after 8 hours.  I would recommend it to normal and combination skin. For oily skin, I would choose something that is more matte and long lasting. I’ve also tried another foundation from YSL. * All-in-One Glow and I’m happy to say it’s dry skin approved. For my skin it’s too glowy and doesn’t last. My sister who has very dry skin used it for a couple of weeks and fell in love with it.

As for the lashes, I used Eylure, as usual.

pre Christmas Gold Glitter Makeup

What do you think of this look? I know it’s very basic in terms of colors, but the glitter and lip color makes it interesting in my opinion.

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P.S. I love fall

fall makeup

fall makeup

It happens every year. I get crazy about fall. I love it’s colors, the gloomy weather, scented candles, chai lattes, the fall foliage and most of all – I love fall makeup. Red and orange hues. Dark berry lips. Gorgeous glowy skin. Messy smokey eye.

I’ve been bursting with excitement when it comes to makeup. I’ve taken all my dark lipsticks out and I’m suddenly feeling a need for more warm-toned palettes.

I felt very inspired to do a fall-inspired makeup look and here’s what I came up with. Warm eye makeup with orange shimmer on the lid, lots of black liner, burgundy lips and a full-coverage foundation with lots of highlight. Oh, and a lot of blush. I guess it feels refreshing to wear lots of makeup after wearing minimal makeup throughout the summer, haha.

Besides sharing this look I also wanted to tell you about the products I used. There are some old favorites here, some that I recently started to use again, and also a brand new product that I’m trying out.

Fall makeup

TONY MOLY Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm

TONYMOLY Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm*

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I got this primer from the launch event that I attended last week. I think Tony Moly has the cutest packaging! This golden egg is actually surprisingly beautiful as well. I’ve only tried it a few times, but it feels nice. It has a delicious scent and it feels very smooth on my skin. The primer is silicone-based, so it’s great for smoothing out the skin and hiding pores. I used to wear these kinds of primers all the time. Nowadays I rarely wear any primer. Let’s see if this primer changes my makeup game.

KICKS Makeup Brushes*

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I’ve been using KICKS’ brushes for quite some time now. I think their quality and price point is great. My favorite brush from them is the highlighting brush. It’s the perfect size, it’s soft and not too dense and it makes highlighting easy.

milani baked blush red vino
MILANI Baked Blush, Red Vino

Milani Baked Blush, Red Vino*

I’ll admit: I mainly bought this blush, because it’s gorgeous and I wanted a deep red blush. In reality though, this is very very pigmented so you need to be careful when applying it. A fact that I forgot when I was doing this makeup look. Luckily, blush overdose is easy to fix. Just apply some powder on top of it and blend like crazy. When I’m more careful with applying this and just take the tiniest amount, it works just fine. And looks more pink than red on my skin. I love Milani’s Baked Blushes and I have another shade of it as well (a color more suitable for every day looks). The blushes are beautiful, they have good pigment, they are easy to blend and they’re affordable.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Soft&Gentle*

A beautiful, gorgeous highlight. It’s quite finely milled and not too glittery. I love this product. I use this all the time in my eye makeup as well.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Soft & Gentle Highlight & KICKS Highlighting Brush

Elizabeth Arden Lasting Impression Mascara*

A mascara, that I got from my advent calendar last year. I only opened this recently and fell in love with it. It gives a nice volume to my lashes, but doesn’t make them too heavy.

Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet, Plum*

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A beautiful shade for Fall. I wrote a review on these here. I find that dark lipstick shades are tricky to apply. Every single dark lipstick I own is a bit tricky. Let me know in the comments if you know a good dark lipstick, that is easy to apply evenly and smoothly.

kicks brushes fall makeup

PRODUCTS

TonyMoly Silky Smooth Balm*
Estee Lauder Double Wear Light
Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer, 10 & 15*
Rimmel Loose Powder, Transclusent
Maybelline Masterfix Baking Powder
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Milani Baked Blush, Red Vino*
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish, Soft & Gentle*

Zuii Organic Eyebrow Definer, Taupe
Essence Brow gel, Blonde
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Vice 4 palette
Elizabeth Arden Lasting Impressions Mascara*
Ardell Demi Wispies Lashes

IsaDora Perfect Lipliner Transparent Lip Fix
Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet, Plum*

*Shop @ SEPHORA, ULTA, FEELUNIQUE & lookfantastic

fall makeup

Are you as inspired by fall and fall makeup, as me?

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