How to | Glitter

I get asked alot how I apply my glitter in my looks.Working with it can be intimidating and messy if not applied correctly. It for sure needs some practise and experience.

Here are some tips and tricks that will make your glitter last all day long.


What kind of glitter?

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There are many different glitters on the market. MAC Cosmetics does some great ones, which you can get online (www.maccosmetics.com) or in a Pro Store near you.

Also I was very surprised to find some gliters at H&M the other day. They also have a great Color selection.

For professional use I think there is no other glitter than LitCosmetics Glitter. Seriously the best gltter out there! The color selection is amazing and you can get them in four different sizes. There are very small cuts to very large cuts, depending on the intensity or body part you decide to apply it.

It is without a doubt of very high quality and a great value for the price (16$ per jar).


Application

Now, here comes the tricky part.

Working with glitter can get really messy if you do not use the correct base underneath.

I have 3 options that have worked for me in the past and present:img_1540

  1. LitCosmetics Glitter Base
  2. Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper
  3. DUO Lash glue

The best thing you can use is for sure the original LitCosmetics Glitter Base as they come in different versions such as ‘clearly liquid’, ‘waterresistant’ or ‘forever wear’. It is being used in professional environment alot.  Application with this system is very simple as you just dip the brush in the glue and then in the glitter

I think a great alternative is to use a brow gel as a base. Since its purpose is to keep your brows in place it is most likely to do the same with glitter. This method was actually recommended to me by a makeup artist at MAC. I personally like the Bobbi Brown one the most. Once it dires, it does not move what so ever.

Using lash glue for glitter application can be pretty tough. You need to make sure to catch the right timing to apply the glitter on top. Otherwise it will stick to your brush and not your eyelids.

Please note: Wait for the base to get tacky before you apply the glitter on top!


Tools

With glitter and glitter bases you want to use a synthetic bristle makeup brush as the product will not adhere to the bristles but will distribute it evenly.img_1541

You can choose whether you want to apply it with a liner brush, an angeled brush or a flat brush. It really depends what look you are going for. Also you could use the blue spikey sponge ting (not sure what the corect term is for it! ) to apply more of a glittery dust.


Don’t be scared to work with glitter! Once you get the hang of it, it is so much fun! Glitter can be applied in various ways. From subtle to dramatic. From head to toe!

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I hope my tips and tricks have been helpful for you and I would love to see your glitter looks!

Tag me on Instagram @Sarah_mey!

XX Sarah

Look | Blue Glitter

Here is a look I recently created using only a few eyeshadows but lots of glitter.

I felt very inspired by all of these people on Instagram and wanted to create something out of my comfort zone.

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Products used:

Inglot Cosmetics – Eye Shadow Keeper Primer

Urban Decay  – Full Spectrum Palette and Naked 2 Palette

MAC – Smolder Eye Khol, Blue/Black Glitter

H&M Cosmetics – Black Glitter

Maybelline – Mascara

Ärdell Lashes – Demi Whispies

DUO – Eyelash Glue to stick on the glitter

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I absolutely love to create these more Editorial Looks. It’s a great way for me to be more creative and try new techniques. Getting out of your comfort zone every once in a while only makes you grow and thats exacly how I feel at the moment.

Hope you like it!

XX Sarah

Review | Chateau M

I heard Sam Chapman (pixiwoos) talk about this limited edition ‘Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour’ from MAC in one of her Youtube videos, so of course I had to give it a try!

As part of their Helmut Newton collection they have launched a few different shades a while back now. I just got my hands on ‘Chateau M’ and I am so excited that I have found the most perfect shade of red.

It’s not too orange or bluetoned, but it’s just this true red color. It suits my skin and eye color very nicely.

When applying it  almost a bit liquidy but dries in this most beautiful creamy matte finish. And I must say: This stuff stays put!

I wore it to work the other day and it did not budge at all. In my job I usually talk alot and this liquid Lipstick didn’t bother at all. Even after luch I wouldn’t  have to reapply since it left kind of a stain.

I paired it with e strong black liner, lashes and some glittery accents in my inner corner to make it a bit more dramatic.

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I really like these kind of looks. They’re  pretty simple but can make a huge impact. Red lips can be intimidating at first, but the right shade of red can make you look fresh and put toghether in an instant.

This will definitely be one of my staples from now on!

What is yout favourite red lip?

 

XX Sarah

 

 

 

All Things Glitter

I have fallen in love with glittery eye looks recently and since New Years Eve is just around the corner I figured: what better time to play around with it?

Here’s the look I created:

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Products used:

Face:

Urban Decay  – All Nighter foundation

Laura Mercier – Loose Setting Powder

NYX – HD Concealer

Bobbi Brown – Bronzer ‘Medium’

LH Cosmetics – Infinity Palette ‘Virgio’ & ‘Milky Way’ as Highlighter

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Eyes:

Morphe – 35O Palette

NYX – Liquid Liner in Black

H&M Beauty – Gold Glitter Dust and Glitter Particles

MAC – Copper Glitter

Too Faced – ‘Better Than Sex’ Mascara

Ardell – ‘Demi Whispies’ Lashes

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Lips:

Catrice Cosmetics – Nude Lipliner

MAC – Viva Glam II Lipstick


 

Hope you like the look!

And by the way: I love my new camera! I got the Canon G7X Mar II as a christmas present to myself. So far, so happy with it!

XX Sarah