En Fleek!?

So it has been a while since I’ve updated this blog, and I hate that I’ve neglected it…but life gets in the way sometimes and writing about beauty stuff seems trivial when I’ve got other things going on. Anyway. I wanted to write today to share a look I created that is trendy right now. Glitter and metallic eyeshadow is really hot at the moment, and I picked up a few items from Sephora (a little treat to myself, I bought gift cards using Amazon gift cards that I earned, so it was an AWESOME SCORE).

With every sephora order, yo uget samples, and aside from that, if you spend a certain amount you can get some deluxe samples – I chose Metallist Liquid Foil and Eye Glitter from Touch of Sol in the shade called “Margaret” which I selected because it shares a name with my late Grandmother. This shade is gold, but more on the orange side. Hopefully that comes through in the pictures I’ll be uploading here shortly.

After suffering from pink eye for over a week, my eyes finally cleared up yesterday, and since I hadn’t been able to put makeup on because of the pink eye, I was ready to try out the sample I got along with the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette I purchased for $29.00 on sale! GREAT VALUE for UD, and I love all of the shades. Cannot wait to try out new looks and experiment with the colors!

I saved the application of the Metal/Glitter eyeshadow combo for the final step – not a good idea though!I would recommend is doing your eye glitter FIRST, before doing your “face” i.e. foundation and concealer etc. I had glitter all over my face after applying it, and I regretted not doing that part of things first, because I had to touch up afterward (what a pain in the neck!).

Here are a few pics of the result, which I’m really pleased with. So far, no creasing, and I haven’t had to reapply anything in the 4 or 5 hours since I put the makeup on. I also experimented with contouring and highlighting today, but I wasn’t terribly pleased with how it came out. The lighting in these pictures isn’t the greatest either, as there was some serious sunshine coming through my window when I took them!

Yes, this is an expensive item, so if you’re looking for a good alternative, I really like Revlon’s Photoready Eye art – it is really similar, though I wouldn’t give it a 5/5 like I do the Touch of Sol product! The only reason I give it a 4/5 is because it creases a little bit, whereas I haven’t had that issue with the one I’m modeling in these pics.

Are you planning on rocking the adult glitter trend? Tell me in the comment section and give me your feedback! Stay tuned for more updates, as I have reviews I would like to share of some of my favorite products!

 

 

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