A Bit Of Sparkle

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hello friends! I hope everyones week is going well so far, mine definitely is! 

Today I'm going to share a makeup look I've been experimenting with lately! I've been marathoning Project Runway and one of their challenges worked with a lot of sparkle so I kind was inspired to start wearing a lot more sparkle in my makeup. 

I decided to go a bit bold today and do a sparkly blue eye - which I think is subtle enough for everyday wear. Sometimes I get in such a rut and habit with my makeup looks, even though I have so many fun makeup products. It's important to change it up and get out of your comfort zone!

I really love how it turned out - and in person, it really sparkles!

How to Create this look:

Face Favorites

I started out with my base and used the L'Oréal Magic Lumi foundation all over my face and then hid my undereye circles using the NARS creamy concealer. I set everything with the Rimmel Stay Matte powder. To finish off my flawless base I used the Anastasia Brow Wiz and then the E.L.F. 'Tickled Pink' blush on the apples of my cheeks.

Eye Faves

To get this pretty sparkly blue eye look, I began with using one of my favorite products - the L'Oréal Colour Riche Dual Effects quad, this time in 'Eternal Blue'. I used the lightest shade across my entire lid and then blended out the darkest blue into my crease for definition. I patted the second-darkest blue into my outer-eye area just below the crease. After that, I used the Ulta Glitter Top Coat in silver and using a wet, flat brush, patted this on my lid. I focused this on the first half of my eyelid and my inner tear duct, just giving myself as much sparkle as I can!

Next, I took a fantastic blue eyeliner, the Sephora's retractable waterproof liner to lightly line my lower lash line. I also took this pencil and deepened up the outer part of my eye. Lastly, I took this eyeliner and tight-lined my upper lash line. I love tight-lining - it makes your lashes look deep and gorgeous and full. Tight-lining with the blue just adds another awesome element to this look. 

Finally, I finished up the look with two mascaras. To separate the lashes, I used my beloved (see monday's post!) L'Oréal Voluminous Million Lashes and then volumized with the Smashbox Full Exposure mascara!

I love how this look turned out - especailly how sparkly and shimmery it is with that pop of blue along the lash line and in the outer part of the lid!

I hope you all liked it!

xo Emily


  1. Wow I loooove your make-up!! Thd eye color is stunning! :)

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  3. Pretty and surprisingly subtle.


  4. Looks beautiful

    xx Nicola