Recently I was lucky enough to see MY GIRL KESHA in concert in Kansas City and it was the best night of my life. Okay, in the top three best nights of my life. I worked all day and left for KC as soon as I got home. I had to get ready in the car but luckily, I had a lot of time ahead of me (here I feel it’s also important to note I was not the one driving). Two hours and a lot of glitter later, I was fed, glitter-fied, and also incredibly proud that I had flawlessly applied my mascara in a moving car.
Just for funsies, here’s a product breakdown if anyone is interested in rainbow-ing yourself or your loved ones! I felt like a queen all night and I HIGHLY recommend it.
*if you are feeling brave, you can also guilt your husband/significant other into a heavy coat of glitter applied to his facial hair. It takes a precise combination of endless hints, careful wheedling and deal-making if necessary. It sounds tough but I’m here to say that it works.
Becca Velvet Blurring Primer
Hands down my favorite primer I’ve ever tried that hasn’t broken me out. I talked about this in a previous post so I won’t bore you with the details here! Just know that although it is expensive, I find it incredibly worth the money.
OC8 Mattifying Gel
This is a recent find that I purchased off of Amazon after reading some recommendations on the Reddit forum MakeupAddiction. [PSA: don’t even get on Reddit if you’re not prepared to go down that wormhole. It has ruined my life. I regularly read for hours and as a result, my makeup wish list has grown exponentially while my budget has stayed the same. It’s not good, guys.] I think I like this product…but not enough to recommend it. It’s just okay, and I don’t think I will repurchase if I ever run out.
Sonia Kashuk Soft Focus Satin Matte foundation
I talked about this foundation in my last post and since then I’ve used it every day. It really is a beautiful foundation for oily skin and although it is heavily scented, I don’t find it offensive and it doesn’t linger.
Tarte Shape Tape concealer
Broken record time: I LOVE this concealer. As does everyone else on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, basically everyone in the whole world. It’s kind of thick but the coverage does not mess around. At all. It’s the only concealer I continually repurchase!
Maybelline Fit Me Loose Powder
I used shade 05 on my undereye area and shade 10 on the rest of my face to help my makeup last all night since I wasn’t sure how much I’d be sweating, dancing, raging, etc. I “baked” the sides of my nose especially since that is the danger zone. This powder is cheap but actually really lovely. It’s soft, finely milled and leaves a matte but not cakey finish.
L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Powder in Nut Brown
I use this powder as a bronzer even though it is not technically marketed as one. I have found that if you are hard pressed to find a bronzer that works for you, finding a darker shade in a powder foundation formula that you love is an excellent alternative. It’s soft and blendable and I have zero complaints.
Burt’s Bees Blush in Toasted Cinnamon
A super pretty, neutral bronzey terracotta blush! I will not be able to get away with using this much longer as whatever color I developed during the summer is almost gone and I can’t imagine this would be as flattering very fair skintones. It’s not overly pigmented or opaque but leaves a lovely glow. Highly recommend for medium and tan skin tones if you like a neutral blush!
Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder in Illuminati
This highlight be cray. I received this in a Boxycharm and I don’t reach for it that much because it is INTENSE. I love me an intense highlight but this is a LOT for a day to day basis. I reserve it for occasions like this where a blinding highlight is perfectly acceptable, and if we’re honest, expected.
Hard Candy Glitter Stay glitter glue
Glitter glue is a staple in my makeup collection. Without it I would never wear glitter and that’s a life I don’t even want to live. It’s incredibly easy to use and way cheaper than it’s high end counterpart (Too Faced Glitter Glue is about 20 dollars and the Hard Candy version is only 6). It’s so much easier to apply glitter with a sticky base for it to cling to, so this is a godsend.
Coastal Scents glitter
I find that cosmetics companies mark up their glitter prices an INSANE amount because they know glitter makeup is trendy and everybody wants it. I prefer to buy glitter at the lowest possible price because a) I’m not Kim Kardashian and b) the less it costs, the more of it I can buy without feeling guilty and I WANT ALL THE GLITTER. Sadly, I can’t find these glitters on the Coastal Scents website anymore and that is truly upsetting because they were so cheap but so good.
Maybelline Fit Me concealer
I use this for spot concealing because my skin is sort of having a breakdown right now. It sounds crazy, I know, but I apply a tiny bit of spot concealer on whatever spots are still showing through AFTER I apply my whole face of makeup. Bronzer, highlight, blush, etc. I apply the tiniest dot of concealer with a very precise brush on any blemishes that the foundation couldn’t quite diminish, and then blend using a stiff brush . If you use too much, there will be a noticeable spot where you applied concealer over your face makeup. But if used sparingly, it’s a great trick to not let any other face products muddy up the blemish and make it more obvious.
NYX Lid Lingerie Matte in Bad to the Bone
If you’re looking to wear some colorful makeup, I highly recommend applying a white base so that the colors POP even more. Layering a base underneath eyeshadow can manipulate the finish, dimension, and tone of the shade and it’s actually really fun to experiment with. But if you’re looking for the absolute most pop out of bright colors, a white base is the way to go.
*disclaimer: I used way too many eyeshadow palettes for one single look, and I am aware of this. But if I have the palettes…I might as well use them. Right?
Urban Decay Full Spectrum Palette
Juvia’s Place Zulu Palette
Juvia’s Place Masquerade Palette
Morphe 35O2 palette
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean (not pictured because I can’t find it…)
Instead of doing a winged liner, I smudged this eye pencil close to my upper lashline and tight-lined with it as well. This pencil is not super waterproof or transfer resistant, but I like that it’s so creamy and smudge-able. I figured if it smudged on my eyes it would look that much more rock and roll! If you’re not familiar with tight-lining, it’s basically using a dark eyeliner on your inner rim and waterline to make the base of your lashes look thicker, darker, and to take away that line of flesh that could peek through your lashes and help the look come together. I have never realized how hard it is to explain tight-lining until now so I hope that made some semblance of sense…
Tarte Tarteist Metallic Shadow in Pin Up
This is my go-to inner corner highlight because it is super intense and lasts all day long. It’s so beautiful and makes my eyes look so much more awake! Since it is so pigmented, I only use a small amount and concentrate it right where I want it instead of spreading it around my whole eye.
ColourPop Creme Gel Liner in Piggy Bank
I don’t think ColourPop makes this particular shade any more which is devastating to say the least. It’s a beautiful reddish-violet that looks so cool with colorful looks or even neutral looks to add a pop of color! I lined my water line with this and smudged any leftover eyeliner into my bottom lashline.
Kokie Lash + Volume Mascara
This is my absolute favorite drugstore mascara (favorite high end mascara is Too Faced Better Than Sex, if you’re wondering!). I have only found this brand at certain Walmarts so it may be easier to order online. The brush is not too skinny and not too fat, and the formula is more on the wet side but not OVERLY wet. It’s great for volume and length but doesn’t define each individual lash. It definitely gives a fuller, almost clumpy look but that is actually what I look for in a mascara. I don’t need each lash to be defined and separated so if that’s a requirement for your mascara needs, then I don’t recommend this one!
I honestly don’t remember what style lashes I wore because my dog chewed up the box. What I can tell you is that they were from the brand Kiss, I bought them at Walmart, and they were cheap. Highly recommend the brand Kiss for comfortable and inexpensive false lashes!
Craft glitter for the “glitter tears”
This part was the easiest: apply a layer of glitter glue and dab glitter on top. That’s it. But I will give a warning here: don’t use craft glitter anywhere near your eyes. I know, I know. Hypocrite much? DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO. Since I was using it below my eye and there wasn’t a huge risk of a wayward glitter particle falling into my eye, I felt somewhat safe doing it. BUT if a chunk of craft glitter were to get into your eye, it can easily get infected and do some serious damage. DON’T google it unless you want to dry heave and/or lose sleep because there are pictures and it will ruin your day.
And now for my favorite part…
Kat Von D Everlasting Glimmer Veil in Reverb
I. Love. This. So. Much. It was expensive for one lip product, yes. It was also necessary. This product dries down like a matte liquid lip formula but remains so shimmer and glittery and iridescent. It doesn’t feel sticky or tacky and dries down to be transfer resistant. You don’t feel the glitter either! It’s comfortable and smooth but oh so shiny. It comes in normal, pretty colors as well if you are not here for blue lips. I, on the other hand, would absolutely wear this out for a date night.
With love and lashes,