I've had a bunch of folks ask how I did this makeup. It ties in real well with the "how to apply glitter" entry. The list of steps are what I did. Below that, you will find first a link to the video that inspired this makeup and then the list of the products that I used.
- I applied my primer all over my eyelids up to the brow and a little at the lower lash lines. I used Shadow Insurance by Too Faced.
- I applied 2-3 layers of Stay There eye shadow by Buxom in the color Pug all over the eyelids to the crease.
- I applied that Pug color at the lower lash line as well.
- I applied the Glitter Glue primer (by Too Faced) over the eyelid. I did one eye at a time for this step and the next.
- Using little dabs/pats, I applied .44 Magnum glitter by Medusa's Makeup.
- I defined the crease using a pencil brush and the e.l.f. cream eyeliner. This step really consists of putting a black line on your crease. It's also called a "cut crease" technique. See also the video link below.
- Using a crease brush, I applied Buxom Stay There in Black Lab at the crease. I applied it over the black eyeliner line and going up (i.e., trying not to bring it down). I also applied a little at the outer corner of the lower lash line, to connect the lower lash line with the crease line. That's how I get the flared look at the crease.
- I applied the Sephora Aspen Summit eye shadow on the brow bone.
- I lined the upper lash line with the e.l.f. cream eyeliner, making a winged tip/flared line.
- I lined the bottom lash waterline with the e.l.f. cream eyeliner, making sure to well define the inner corner.
- I applied mascara over the lashes. I later applied false lashes to the top eyelid as well.
- The lipstick is Dubonnet by MAC.
Here is the link to the makeup tutorial that inspired this makeup. I ended up toning it down as I felt that the original finished look was a bit too over the top (especially for what I wanted performance-wise at the time; the original makeup that I did like that was for a performance and I redid it for this photoshoot) and it wouldn't read well from stage as it is a lot of shading. But this is where I first learned how to do a "cut crease" and got to idea to do it for this makeup.
Links to the products:
Links to the products:
- Shadow Insurance by Too Faced:
- Stay There eye shadow by Buxom in Pug:
- Glitter Glue by Too Faced:
- .44 Magnum glitter by Medusa's Makeup:
- e.l.f. Cream Eyeliner in Black:
- Stay There eye shadow by Buxom in Black Lab (discontinued); another sparkly black would work
- Sephora Collection Colorful Mono Eyeshadow in Aspen Summit:
- MAC lipstick in Dubonnet: