Colour Series: Gold Sparkle

Glam up your cold winter nights with abit of sparkle, shimmer and glitz, as demonstrated by our guest beauty blogger, Trusha…

Posted: 23.09.16

I wanted to create a real sparkly look with gold glitter that is easy to do and perfect for weddings or parties for the upcoming festive season. So I have made this look quite bronzed with glowing skin, it is perfect for weddings, summer parties and nights out. Best of all it goes with any lip colour, outfit and skin tone. Hope you enjoy creating this look!






The Base
I always say that with all make-up looks the base is always important, it is essential to use a good primer that minimises pores and creates a silky canvas for make-up application. I used the NARS Pore Minimising Primer, it feels so lightweight and creates a lovely canvas for make-up application. I then used my favourite foundation of the moment which is the NARS Sheer Glow foundation, these two products work really well together and this foundation gives you a lovely glow.

Contouring and Highlight
You can see my full tutorial here.

The Eyes
As always, priming the eyes is a must and I love the matte base the MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre. For this look, I am using the Smashbox Full Exposure palette as it has the perfect mix of matte neutrals and glitters. In my crease, I used a mid matte brown to give some definition but not a smokey eye as such. Before going in with the glitter shades, I used Too Faced Glitter Insurance on my eyelids, I then used the gold glitter shade all over my lid up to my crease, but not on the crease. I then went back with the dark brown matte, using a blending brush to diffuse the colour on my crease. Then, for some extra sparkle I used the NYX Glitter Mania in gold, just on the centre of my lid. Before adding some lashes, I defined my eyes using a liquid eyeliner just along my top lash line. Lashes are of course optional, I used ones that are more fluttery towards the end so the attention is still on the glitter. I used shimmery nude on my waterline to keep this more as a day look and not too dramatic. For my lower lash line, I used the matte browns with a pencil brush to keep the look soft and a NARS Velvet shadow stick in Goddess, which is a shimmery nude on my inner corners. To really brighten up the eye area, I used a highlight from Urban Decay called Sin on my tear ducts blending upwards.

Using the tip of the Black Magic Pen from Eyeko I created some extra definition to darken my lash route along the top of my eyes, blending in the strip on the false eyelashes, I used the new Excessive Lash mascara from Makeup Forever to lift the lashes and keep them uplifted.

To highlight and conceal under my eyes, I used the Smashbox HD concealer with a mini beauty blender. To avoid creasing, I immediately used a regular beauty blender and applied powder straight to the area I just highlighted.

Set your Make-up
To take away excess shine and most importantly to set your make-up use a lightweight powder. I used the NARS Pressed Powder, you can just use this on your T-zone and anywhere you tend to get shiny.

Finishing Touches
As this is a summery look I used the Urban Decay Beached Bronze to bronze up my face, predominantly in the area the sun would hit first so my temples, cheeks and touching my nose. For blush I used the MAC Mineralise in Gentle which is a gorgeous pink blush with a slight shimmer. For highlight I used the Urban Decay Afterglow in Sin above my cheekbones. For this look I wanted a nice rosy lip so I chose the Anastasia Beverley Hills Liquid Lipstick in Catnip to complete the look.

To set the entire look I used the NYX Matte Setting Spray all over my face.

Stay tuned for more make-up and hair tutorials..x

Trusha R
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