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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Green & Gold makeup tutorial

green gold makeup

green gold makeup tutorial

Green eyeshadow? Yes please!

Green is a surprisingly easy color to pull off. It goes beautifully with warm colors and gold. I find myself reaching for green colors especially during the holidays. There’s just something super festive about it – especially if you pair it with red lips.

I’ve also been asked to do a green eyeshadow tutorial – so here it is. I actually used just three colors here: warm orange shade, green and gold. And glitter. I just had to – since for once my weird-colored glitter liner matched the look perfectly.

This post is also a part of Finnish beauty blogger’s holiday makeup collaboration. We all did different party looks for the season. Links to other bloggers’ posts are at the end of this post!

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green gold glitter eye makeup

Green & gold makeup tutorial – with a touch of glitter!

green gold makeup tutorial

1. Start by applying a warm orange shade as a base for your look. This color acts as your ‘border’. My eyes are deep set so I apply the color pretty high. Blend this color well so that there are not any harsh lines. Do the same to your lower lash line, but leave a gap for the green eyeshadow.
2. Apply a green shade all over your lid and on your lower lash line. Basically fill up inside the lines you created with the orange shade. Blend carefully the edges, but don’t overdo it. If you blend these colors too much, it can look muddy.
3. Apply a gold shade to your inner corner and bring it on the lid slightly from the inner corners. You can also apply some gold on your brow bone if you like.
4. Apply glitter on about 1/2 of your lid. Add a touch of glitter on your lower lashline as well. This is easier with a glitter liner.
5. Line your eyes, add mascara and lashes.

green eyeshadow placement

Simplified version of color and glitter placement. The white dots is where I applied glitter.

red gold lips

To bring this look together, I applied the same gold color as my highlight on my cheekbones, nose and cupid’s bow. I even applied it on top of my red lips. My nails also matched the look. Although no one knows if I only painted one hand out of laziness.

Products used

*Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation, Warm Ivory
*KICKS Full Coverage Stick Concealer, 02
*elf Soft Luminance powder
*KICKS Cheek & Lip Tint, Pink Petals

*Jane Iredale Retractable Brow Pencil, Ash Blonde
*Holika Holika Wonder Drawing Skinny Eyebrow 02

Urban Decay Primer Potion
*KICKS Eyeshadow Palette (orange shade)
Urban Decay Vice 4 palette (Grasshopper green shade)
*Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator, Gilded Honey (gold eyeshadow & highlight)
*Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter liner, Distortion
mellow Precision Pen Eyeliner
*elf Lash Extending Mascara
*KICKS Seductive Lift Mascara
*Eylure 035 Lashes (cut almost in half)

*Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Lipstick, Gwen

Most of the products I’ve received as pr-samples.

green gold makeup

Here are the links to the other beauty bloggers Holiday looks:
Blinger Shimmer / The Diary of a ShopaholicHannamaria / Henna V / Meikkimonsterin maailma / MaittaLy / Meikkiblogi Be Beauty or Creepy  / Miss Aria

What do you think of this look?

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