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?).

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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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How to achieve the perfect red lip makeup?

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Is there anything more powerful than bold lipstick? It instantly cheers me up and makes me stand up straight. No wonder I chose red lipstick as my blog logo.

Lipstick makes me feel awesome – and I want you to feel that way as well. That is why I wanted to share my tips and tricks to applying lipstick. I used red lipstick as an example, but choose whatever color makes you feel powerful.

Now you don’t have any excuses and you can rock all your bold lipsticks.

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First things first: Get yourself a lip balm, that doesn’t cause addiction

You can’t make any lipstick look pretty, if your lips are dry and cracked.  I have used *Hurraw! lip balms for over four years now, and I swear by them. I use the *moon balm (which is the most hydrating of them all) every night and during the days I apply *vanilla lip balm every now and then. The thing about these lip balms is that they don’t make your lips addicted to them. I can survive a night without. I don’t have the need to reapply every hour. The ingredients in Hurraw! lip balms are awesome and they simply work by keeping your lips nice and hydrated.

How to apply red lipstick

  1. Lining your lips helps to get the shape right and it also prevents the lipstick from getting off-track, in the fine lines. If you struggle with the shape or your lip lines are not that clear, I suggest lining your lips first. You should apply the liner slowly – don’t even try and get it in one swipe.
  2. Start lining your lips on your cupid’s bow. Then make your way into the sides of your upper lip. Always stop and look in the mirror to compare the lines and make your upper lip as symmetrical as possible.
  3. Once your upper lip is lined and you have the shape right, start lining your bottom lip. Start from the middle – it honestly makes it easier to get the shape symmetrical.
  4. Smile while you apply the liner/lipstick. That way you’re stretching your lips a little and it’s easy to get the product in all the gaps. It also helps to see the lipstick in action to see the symmetry better.
  5. Apply the liner right in the lip line, not inside it. The line should touch your skin and your lip at the same time. You’re basically overdrawing a little. Understanding this changed my lipstick game. It sounds such a small thing, but it makes all the difference! It’s always up to you how much you want to overdraw. That said, it’s easier to succeed when you keep it as close to your natural lip shape as possible.
  6. Finally, color your lips with the pencil for extra lasting power, or just apply the lipstick.

Here’s another pictorial on how to apply the lipstick. If the lipstick has a matte consistency that stays in place, you can get away with just the lipstick. And when you’re in a hurry, you’ll probably skik the lip liner (I know I’m guilty of that). For the best result, use a lip liner first.

How to apply lipstick & how to apply lipstick without a lip liner

  1. Start applying the lipstick on your bottom lip. You don’t have to focus on the edges at this point, just make sure to get the lipstick somewhat in place.
  2. Press your lips together. That blends the lipstick on your top lip and makes everything so much easier. Even makeup artists use this trick!
  3. Go over the edges and perfect the lip shape. This is super easy with the YSL Tatouage Couture lipsticks, because the applicator is squared.
  4. Perfect the edges with a tiny amount of concealer on a brush or a Q-tip.

How to avoid getting lipstick in your teeth?

The final step in lip makeup is always making sure you don’t have or end up having lipstick in your teeth. I usually just put my finger in my mouth, press my lips together and pull out my finger. That way the excess lipstick ends up on my finger. It sounds weird, but it works!

YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Lipsticks

For this post I used YSL lip products. I chose some beautiful red colors that are perfect for Fall – or for any occasion. Yves Saint Laurent makes the prettiest lipsticks. I might not have a YSL bag, but I have their lipsticks, which is almost the same. Or not, but using these makes me feel glamorous nonetheless.

*YSL Lip Liner in Le Rouge

The most beautiful lipliner I own. The shade is a classic red shade, which you can see in the first tutorial. I love that the lip pencil is retractable, so I don’t have to sharpen it.

I also got three YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stains, which I’ve been using nonstop. I usually don’t like matte lipsticks, but these are so lightweight and comfortable on the lips, I could wear them every day. They have a genius applicator, that makes applying the lipstick so easy. The applicator looks weird, but it’s easy to get in the corners of the mouth with it. I got three shades:

*YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain in  Crazy Tangerine 2
This is a gorgeous orange red shade. It’s bright, but not too crazy – even if the name suggests that. A beautiful color, that I know I will get a lot of use out of.

*YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain in Red Tribe 12
This shade is the perfect plain red. You can’t go wrong with a classic.

*YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain in Tatouage Couture 21
I got so many questions about this one, when I was wearing this on my Insta Stories. I love the shade as well. It’s a deep slightly brown red, that is made to be worn in Fall. I’m obsessed with this one at the moment.

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