Ashley of Love Beauty was kind enough to provide us with this gorgeous holiday eye makeup tutorial. If you need to feel extra beautiful for a special night out, photo shoot or wedding, definitely give Ashley a call!
Everyone loves a bold, glam look for the holidays and this one is no exception! I wanted to create a look that was fun and fresh, but also sexy and versatile. Glitter is a trend that never goes away and is especially present during the holidays. Here, I’ll teach you how to use it in an easy and quick way that will give your glammed-up holiday look the perfect balance of classy and sassy!
Step One – All About That Base
A great look starts with good foundation. Prime your eyelids with an eyelid primer to keep your shadows from fading. Then, brush a flesh colored eyeshadow across you’re your eye, starting just under your brow, going down until you reach your eyelid (this will help balance out any discoloration and also help with blending).
Step Two – Go For The Gold
Pat a gold cream eye shadow across the lid and blend. Don’t have a gold cream eye shadow? You can keep something like Inglot’s Duraline on hand – it quickly turns any eye shadow into a waterproof cream/liquid substance that give you that high-shine we’re looking for. Just mix it with a little gold eye shadow and pat on with your finger!
Step Three – Create Definition
Take a blending blush and drag a taupe color, such as Tease by Urban Decay, into and all the way across the socket, blending upward. Once you think you’ve blended enough, blend once more. Then, slightly blend it down into the outer corner of the eye. This whole process opens the eyes and creates some structure in the look.
Step Four – Shine Bright Like a Diamond
This is where the glitter effect really comes to life. Using a liquid lustre, such as Lorac’s 3D Liquid Lustre, pat it across your lid with your finger. A liquid lustre is basically liquid glitter that adheres well to your skin and it is amazing! Don’t have any? Make your own! Our co-op and supplement stores both sell dropper bottles for less than $5. Funnel in some very fine glitter or loose pigmented powder, and then fill it up with gel liquid eye drops. Shake it up and voila! You’re all set :)
Step Five – Highlight and Lift
For the last step of the eyes, highlight with a soft and light shimmery color such as Booty Call by Urban Decay, just under the eyebrow.
Step Six – Finish the Look!
Doing the eye makeup first prevents having to fix any fallout that occurs, which is especially likely with glitter-based products. Clean up any fallout underneath and then finish up your look as you want/need with foundation, eyeliner, lashes, brows, and blush! To create an even more dramatic look fit for the holidays, chose a bold lip color to finish it off. Bright pink is trending big right now and the NYX butter lipstick in "Hunk" I used was the perfect match for these glamorous eyes - and is only $5