Posts Tagged ‘glitter’

December 12, 2013 8:46 am

Cranberry Glitter Makeup Tutorial

Hey Guys!

So as most of you probably know, QC is running an awesome contest. Check the details out here! You need to create a look using glitter. I’ve created another look to inspire you to get creative with glitter. If you’d like to check out a previous glitter inspired post by me, click here.

This time around I used the beautiful model Marie. I also decided to incorporate more than just the eye in my step by step instructions so I can show you how we achieved her complexion as well. For a glitter look or any type of bolder eye look, I find it’s easier to start with the eyes. That way you can just wipe clean any fallout from the glitter or dark shadows with a makeup wipe. Here is a look at the shadows used to create this eye look:

The products I used for my second glitter look

I used:

1. A matte black shadow
2. A cranberry shadow
3. A brow highlight
4. A glitter (this look can be done with any type of glitter you have in your kit!)

Step by step for a holiday glitter look

Step 1 – Start with a clean, primed eyelid

Step 2 – Since this is very fine milled glitter, I did not need to use glitter glue. The primer was enough to hold the glitter. Apply the glitter to the high point of the eye, just in the center of the lid. The glitter I used is limited edition from Make Up For Ever, but check out their glitters and diamond powders. They are amazing! This one has a reddish undertone with a blue/green glitter. It reminds me of mermaid skin!

Step 3 – Take a cranberry shadow (MAC has a great one called “cranberry”), and blend it into the outer crease

Step 4 – Take that same cranberry hue and blend it up around the top of the glitter into the crease and down into the inner corner of the eye

Step 5 – Deepen the outer corner of the crease with a matte black shadow

Step 6 – Clean up any fallout and sharpen up the edge of the shadow using a makeup wipe

Step 7 – Apply a brow highlight and a tear duct highlight

Step 8 – Apply liquid liner and mascara

Step 9 – Apply a nice, full set of false lashes!

Next up: Complexion

Prime the face and apply medium to full coverage foundation. In Marie’s case, I wanted to do some color correction as there is a bit of redness in the skin. I used a color correcting primer and I used a slightly yellow foundation to counteract the pinkness in her skin.

Creating a clean face with color correction

Next up, I applied an under-eye concealer to brighten up the look. I chose to keep the under-eye clean of any shadow or liner, so I brought the concealer right up along the lash line. This will give us a very clean look. Then I contoured her face using a liquid foundation in a dark color. I applied this contour along her hairline, under her cheek bone, and under her jaw line.

Adding some contour to the face

Then, I softened the liquid contour using a fluffy brush. With that same brush (as shown in first picture below), I applied a matte bronzer to set the liquid contour, blending into the center of the face to soften any edges. Next, I applied a blush along her jaw bone right on top of the contour.

Blend out your contour

Lastly, I set the whole look using a translucent powder and applied a powder highlight along the tops of her cheekbones (right above the blush), and down the center of her nose. Pop on some lipstick and away you go! I chose to stick with a super neutral lip as the eyes are the focus in this look.

Set the look with a powder highlight

Hope you all enjoyed this tutorial! The best of luck to those who are entering the All That Glitter’s contest! Not only is this an inspiration for that contest but it’s also a great look for holiday parties or any night out! Here is a look at the finished product…

A fabulous glitter look for the holidays

Makeup Artist Brittany HallWritten by Brittany Hall
Makeup by Brittany
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Brittany Hall has established herself as a freelance makeup artist, with over five years experience in the industry. She’s also an established blogger – on “Makeup by Brittany”, she blogs about fashion, beauty, home decor, and makeup. She brings her flair to the QC blog with regular posts about her experience in the beauty biz.


December 9, 2013 8:34 am

How to: Gold and Orange Glitter Makeup

Okay, so as you hopefully know by now, QC Makeup Academy is hosting an amazing All That Glitters Contest! To enter, you must create a look featuring glitter, then submit your photo for a chance to win the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. I thought I would get the ball rolling with some inspiration. Below you will find a look I created using these products…*This is just to show you the colors I used. You can substitute any of these products for something you have in your kit!

Here's what Brittany used to create a glitter lookNars duo in Mediteranee / MAC Glitter Brilliants in Gold / MAC shadow in Folie

Follow these steps to achieve the look:

Steps to achieving Brittany's glitter look

Step 1 – Start with a clean, primed lid.

Step 2 – Apply a glitter glue onto the lid. I used Too Faced Glitter Glue. Then take a flat, stiff, synthetic shadow brush and apply the glitter pigment onto the glue using a pressing technique rather than a buffing technique.

Step 3 – Draw a line in your crease with an orange shadow.

Step 4 – Soften that line with a blending brush.

Step 5 – Take a dark brown and blend that into the crease, softening the orange shade.

Step 6 – Apply a brow highlight. I used something with a gold iridescence.

Step 7 – Take a piece of tape and use it to pick up any glitter fall out.

Step 8 – Apply liquid liner, mascara and false lashes!

Here is the completed look:

A beautiful glitter look from MUA Brittany Hall

This is a simple yet beautiful look using glitter! What I love about this look is it seems like it took a lot of time and skill, but really it is a super quick and easy look to pull off for any special event. With New Year’s Eve around the corner, this could be the perfect glittery accessory to top off your outfit!

Makeup Artist Brittany HallWritten by Brittany Hall
Makeup by Brittany
Visit Brittany on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest

Brittany Hall has established herself as a freelance makeup artist, with over five years experience in the industry. She’s also an established blogger – on “Makeup by Brittany”, she blogs about fashion, beauty, home decor, and makeup. She brings her flair to the QC blog with regular posts about her experience in the beauty biz.


Makeup contest

‘Tis the season…to sparkle!

To celebrate this holiday season QC Makeup Academy is hosting a makeup contest on their Facebook fan page! The theme is All That Glitters, and entering is easy. All you have to do is create a makeup look featuring glitter of any color. Once your look is complete, simply upload a photo for the chance to win.

Where do I enter?

Just click the following link to go to the submission page: http://basicfront.easypromosapp.com/p/123652

How many looks can I enter?

Just one, so make it count!

How long does the contest run for?

The contest runs from December 2nd at 11am until December 23rd at 11am EST, but make sure you enter early so you don’t miss the deadline!

More importantly, what’s the prize?!

The winning entry will receive the coveted Naked 3 palette from Urban Decay!

How is the winner chosen?

From among all the users who have won a minimum of 50 votes we will hold a prize draw to select the winner. Don’t forget to share the contest and invite your Facebook friends to vote for you!

The winner will be announced on Christmas Eve morning.

Need some inspiration?

We’ve been pinning up a storm, so take a look through our Makeup Inspiration and Eyes We Love boards on Pinterest!

Hurry up! Go get your glitter on!

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