All that glitters

As you might have realised, I am a huge fan of glitter over the festive period. A lot of makeup artists stay away from glitter because it can be messy but I love a challenge and my over-obsessed perfectionism takes over when I'm working on any glitter jobs.

I recently  worked a photoshoot for Oxfam who were looking for a 'Christmas party' themed makeup. This gave me an excuse to get the glitter out. I have shown how you can achieve this look in 4 simple steps. 

Step 1 - Smokey eye

Firstly I did a basic smokey eye using reds and browns. I used Mac's painterly as a base and blended this. 

Step 2 - Glitter glue

Next I used a glitter glue and placed this carefully over the eyelid, taking it right to the crease line. I used glitter lips glue by beauty boulevard but you can use any glitter fix. I then used Mac glitter pot in copper and placed this on the eye using my finger, carefully pressing it on over the glue. 

Step 3 - Clean up

There was a lot of fall out from the glitter so a clean up job was in order. Using makeup remover, I used cotton buds to remove the excess glitter. This takes a little while to get every speck of glitter, but stick with it, the final look is worth it. 

Step 4 - Lashes and face

Next I used Rimmel lashes to add some volume and continued to complete the makeup with face, blush and lips. I went for an brown toned nude to ensure focus was kept on the eyes.  

You can get this look with any colour and the great thing is, you can buy glitter very cheap off eBay like this one:- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FRAULEIN3-8-48-COLOURS-EYESHADOW-MAKEUP-NAIL-ART-PIGMENT-GLITTER-DUST-POWDER-SET-/400709074535?pt=Nail_Polish&hash=item5d4c1f3e67 

This really is a great was to turn any outfit into a Christmas look. Oxfam had some amazing outfits on the day and are working towards a great cause of re-using items that are in great condition. To see more about what the outfits that were used make sure you go to http://herfashionblog.com where you can see all details including prices. 

I hope you enjoy giving this look a try. Tag your instagram looks to kimmy_mua so I can see what magic you can all create. :)

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