The Makeup Box

Beauty news, product reviews, makeup pictorials, and more! Msg me on Instagram (@makeup_box) or fb.com/makeupbox.sg or find me on dayre.me/makeupbox!



Instagram
Follow Me on Pinterest
Fun with Magenta Glitter
—
You probably know I have a problem resisting hot pinks and magentas. The funny thing is, I started out hating pink, and when I started wearing or buying pink, it was sort of a lark or a personal joke many years back.
Irony of ironies, huh?
ANYWAY - the next in my glitter series was a magenta glitter (Sagittarius) with a blue/green sheen, so I couldn’t resist packing that all over the mouth for a deep, but dramatically bright sparkle.


When it comes to glitter on the lips, this is where I feel you have the option of going for larger particle sizes which might not be as safe for the eye area. The bigger the particle size, the more dramatic from afar and in flash photography. The smaller the particles, the more you get a dramatic “wet” look that doesn’t kiss off. (Large particle sizes don’t tend to look that good close-up though, and they feel a lot rougher, so avoid these if you have sensitive lips.)
The base I used was a strong purple-toned mauve; MAC’s delicious Up The Amp lipstick. It’s a BEAUTIFUL color. Works on mostly fair-gold to dark skins. (This thing is hot-hot-hot on black women, I kid you not.) If you are extremely fair with flushed skin or have a lot of pink undertones, you might want to try Snob or Revlon’s Pink Pout instead as Up The Amp might look a little too dusky on you.
—

Step 1: MAC Up the Amp. On the lips. Period. Get a thick coat on because you want a good base to hold the glitter.
—

Step 2: Using a flat synthetic brush (ecotools has a great concealer brush that I always use for working with glitter because it’s big enough to cover more space, but not too big for some precision), pick up some glitter on just one side of the brush and gently coat the lip surface bit by bit. 
You don’t want to pick up glitter on both sides of the brush simply because it will fall out all over your chin while you are using one side. (If that’s the look you’re going for, don’t let me stop you! ;P)
—

Step 3: When you are done covering the entire lip, you want to go around the edges of your mouth with a damp Q-tip to pick up any stray glitters. The outer corners of the lower lip are the usual problem spots where you’ve gone over with the brush, or some glitter has fallen loose and shifted. 
The more precise your mouth, the more dramatic the look.
—
Note on eating and drinking with a glitter lip: 
Glitter lips actually stay on pretty darned well. The coating of plastic or minerals actually hangs on to your lipstick and stops it from kissing off as much as usual. You should be safe if you are a little careful  when you drink (nobody I know munches their cups and glasses).
When it comes to food though, because it involves a lot more friction, you will have a tendency to smear glitter off the center of your lips.
If you’re going to a cocktail party where there’s just some bite-sized pieces of finger food that don’t require any tearing/chewing before you can get them into your mouth, you’ll be pretty safe. Not recommended if you’re eating burgers and pizza! A few flecks of glitter never killed anyone, but you don’t really want to ingest any of it if you can help it.

Fun with Magenta Glitter

You probably know I have a problem resisting hot pinks and magentas. The funny thing is, I started out hating pink, and when I started wearing or buying pink, it was sort of a lark or a personal joke many years back.

Irony of ironies, huh?

ANYWAY - the next in my glitter series was a magenta glitter (Sagittarius) with a blue/green sheen, so I couldn’t resist packing that all over the mouth for a deep, but dramatically bright sparkle.

image

When it comes to glitter on the lips, this is where I feel you have the option of going for larger particle sizes which might not be as safe for the eye area. The bigger the particle size, the more dramatic from afar and in flash photography. The smaller the particles, the more you get a dramatic “wet” look that doesn’t kiss off. (Large particle sizes don’t tend to look that good close-up though, and they feel a lot rougher, so avoid these if you have sensitive lips.)

The base I used was a strong purple-toned mauve; MAC’s delicious Up The Amp lipstick. It’s a BEAUTIFUL color. Works on mostly fair-gold to dark skins. (This thing is hot-hot-hot on black women, I kid you not.) If you are extremely fair with flushed skin or have a lot of pink undertones, you might want to try Snob or Revlon’s Pink Pout instead as Up The Amp might look a little too dusky on you.

image

Step 1: MAC Up the Amp. On the lips. Period. Get a thick coat on because you want a good base to hold the glitter.

image

Step 2: Using a flat synthetic brush (ecotools has a great concealer brush that I always use for working with glitter because it’s big enough to cover more space, but not too big for some precision), pick up some glitter on just one side of the brush and gently coat the lip surface bit by bit. 

You don’t want to pick up glitter on both sides of the brush simply because it will fall out all over your chin while you are using one side. (If that’s the look you’re going for, don’t let me stop you! ;P)

image

Step 3: When you are done covering the entire lip, you want to go around the edges of your mouth with a damp Q-tip to pick up any stray glitters. The outer corners of the lower lip are the usual problem spots where you’ve gone over with the brush, or some glitter has fallen loose and shifted. 

The more precise your mouth, the more dramatic the look.

Note on eating and drinking with a glitter lip: 

Glitter lips actually stay on pretty darned well. The coating of plastic or minerals actually hangs on to your lipstick and stops it from kissing off as much as usual. You should be safe if you are a little careful  when you drink (nobody I know munches their cups and glasses).

When it comes to food though, because it involves a lot more friction, you will have a tendency to smear glitter off the center of your lips.

If you’re going to a cocktail party where there’s just some bite-sized pieces of finger food that don’t require any tearing/chewing before you can get them into your mouth, you’ll be pretty safe. Not recommended if you’re eating burgers and pizza! A few flecks of glitter never killed anyone, but you don’t really want to ingest any of it if you can help it.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Hide notes

  1. likablegirlstuff reblogged this from makeupbox and added:
    Posted to the personal blog of a girl who likes cute, pink, pretty, elegant, beautiful, glamorous, fashion, stylish, and...
  2. midnighttcoffee reblogged this from mergypsy
  3. lint-ley reblogged this from mergypsy
  4. cyberr-slut reblogged this from mergypsy
  5. fcking-rainbows reblogged this from mergypsy
  6. pink-kitty-cat reblogged this from mergypsy
  7. standahrd reblogged this from mergypsy
  8. pale-putain reblogged this from mergypsy
  9. 500milesss reblogged this from mergypsy
  10. mergypsy reblogged this from earthling666 and added:
    ⚘ pink | nature | gypsy ⚘
  11. c-osby reblogged this from mergypsy
  12. goddess-of-ultraviolence reblogged this from mergypsy
  13. unforeign reblogged this from mergypsy
  14. janiadiamonds reblogged this from mergypsy
  15. c-y-anide reblogged this from mergypsy
  16. vblakcat reblogged this from jjellyboness
  17. jjellyboness reblogged this from lostqueenz
  18. earthling666 reblogged this from lostqueenz
  19. lostqueenz reblogged this from makeupbox and added:
    LOSTQUEENZ
  20. nellydagreat reblogged this from makeupbox
  21. megatinkerbell83 reblogged this from makeupbox
  22. glitterkitti reblogged this from makeupbox
  23. littlemisssunshine20 reblogged this from makeupbox
  24. delectablydeviant reblogged this from misskittystryker
  25. valentinamvelez reblogged this from melissa-picon
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...