The Glitterati - Go forth and shine this season
This season, it’s all about injecting a generous dose of glitter and sparkle into your make-up box - think seventies decadence and disco sparkle!
After all, with Christmas fast approaching (yes it’s only matter of weeks away, can you believe it?) many of us are preparing to enjoy a jam-packed social calendar filled with festivities – giving you the perfect excuse to dig out your favourite LBD and heels and indulge in plenty of glitter, sparkle, and glitz!
Winter brings with it a whole host of new trends and style. Here at BASE Pro Artists, we’re in love with AW15’s glitter trend, from statement sequined brows at Temperley to glitter lashes at Carolina Herrera. So we thought it was only right that we share our top tips on how to add a healthy dose of glitter to your make-up look.
The good news is, this trend is super versatile, meaning that you can embrace it as little or as much as you like! From creating a thick texture that ensures a strong, bold result to injecting understated yet high impact glitter-inspired creations – there’s something for everyone.
Oh, and before we start, it goes without saying that you should always invest in cosmetic glitter rather than craft glitter, which can harm your eyes. There are a whole host of options available from glitter shadows to loose glitters.
How To Wear It
The beauty of glitter is that you can experiment with a wide range of looks, giving you the opportunity to mix different shades together and combine a wide spectrum of colours.
This season, one of our favourite looks has to be applying a pop of glitter under the eye on the lash line. It’s not only super fun, it’s also great for those of you who want to indulge in a little glitter without it dominating your overall look.
But if you want to experiment further, try sprinkling a touch of glitter in the middle of the lips or cheekbones as a great way of highlighting key features.
How To Ensure That You Sparkle Long Into The Night
The secret behind achieving a long lasting glitter look is to prime the skin before sprinkling your glitter.
Investing in a good primer or sealer can be a great way of preventing the glitter from sliding off your eyelids, particularly if yours are prone to being oily. We’d also suggest investing in a glitter glue to secure your look. Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue and Lit Cosmetics Glitter Base are both perfectly equipped to ensure that you sparkle and shine all night – in fact the Lit Cosmetics range is the best we’ve found in terms of both its staying power and its impact!
How To Apply Glitter
Achieving a long-lasting, glittery finish is all in the application. Forget about applying glitter by hand - although it can often be tempting, it’s definitely not an effective way of achieving a high impact finish! It can also be super messy too and the last thing you need is your whole face sparkling with excess glitter.
We’d recommend using a synthetic brush to apply your glitter. Our Defining Brush and Concealer Brush will help you to achieve a flawless look. As well as allowing you to create a high-impact glitter sparkle, not to add, these make up box staples are sure to come in handy for achieving other looks too.
So what are you waiting for? Go forth and glitter.