I was in the mood to do an eye look today and I wanted to play around with some glitter; so here it is. I’m just going to get straight into it. All products used will be linked at the end of the post.
First off I used my MAC Paint Pot in Painterly to prime my lids and then used a skin toned shadow from the Morphe Brushes 12nb palette to set it.
I then went into a slightly warmer tone from the same palette and applied this into my crease as well as above it to act as a transition shade.
Then I mixed the two shadows shown in the picture above and applied this on top of the previous colour. I focused this more on the outer corner and gradually blended it inwards.
Next I used the darkest colour in the palette which is a deep plum/brown colour. I blended this into my crease and brought it in quite heavily at the inner part of my eye. I also placed the colour on the outer corner of my lid.
As I was going for a half cut crease I used my L.A. Pro Conceal to carve out a sharp line and filled in just over half of the mobile lid. This just helps to clean up the space and create a blank canvas for another shadow to be put down.
Before adding the glitter I wanted to add a base. I used the bronze shimmer shadow from the 12nb palette for this. It didn’t really show up well but I guess it didn’t matter as it would be covered up.
Next was the fun, if not messy, part. I forgot to take a picture but I used the MAC mixing medium on my eyelids first so the glitter had something to hold on to. For the glitter I used the NYX Face and Body Glitter in Copper. I placed the glitter all over the area we carved out and stopped three quarters of the way out.
I then went back into the deep plum colour from the 12nb palette and used it to slightly blend the outer corner colour into the glitter so there isn’t too much of a harsh line. I then took this same colour on a small detailer brush and used it to deepen and clean up the crease above the glitter to create a sharper line.
I wanted to add more depth to the outer corner and as there was no black shadow in the 12nb palette, I went into my Zoeva Warm Spectrum palette and used the black from this. I blended this in a C-shape at the very outer corner of my eye. I kept the majority of the black shadow on the lid and only slightly brought it into the crease.
To balance the look I took the shadows used in my crease and blended them onto my lower lash line, keeping the darker shadows on the outer half of the eye only. I also used the NYX Retractable Eye Liner in black to line my lower lashes line and waterline.
To finish the look I used my favourite Huda Lashes in Samantha and my Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara. I’d already done my brows before starting the look, for which I used the Maybelline Brow Precise Micro Pencil in Deep Brown. I also went in with The Balm Mary Lou Manizer highlighter in the inner corner of my eye.
And here’s the final look. I really like the way it came out. The glitter was a bit messy to work with but I did my eyes before the rest of my makeup so it was easy to wipe away. This was my first time doing a half cut crease, or any kind of cut crease; I’ve always been too nervous about doing it. Let me know what you think in the comments below.
MAC Paint Pot in Painterly – Shop Here
Morphe Brushes 12NB palette – Shop Here
L.A. Pro Conceal – Shop Here
MAC Mixing Medium – Shop Here
NYX Face and Body Glitter – Shop Here
Zoeva Warm Spectrum Eyeshadow palette – Shop Here
NYX Retractable Eye Liner – Shop Here
Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara – Shop Here
Maybelline Brow Precise Micro Pencil – Shop Here
Huda Beauty Lashes in Samantha – Shop Here