Beauty Brunch: Stars and Sparkle Makeup
For the 4th of July episode of Beauty Brunch, I scoured Instagram for stars-and-stripes inspo. Many looks were too on-the-nose and others were perfect but I didn't have stencils or stickers. After trying a few different angles, I landed on a solid, glittery stripe of blue accented with metallic, hand-drawn stars.
I kept the base makeup simple because of the bold eye and just used concealer, a bit of powder bronzer and blush and a tiny bit of highlight.
For the eyes, I created a base with a matte white shadow and gently brushed a light brown into the crease just to add dimension. From there, the fun really started.
I used a blue Covergirl eyeliner (that I can no longer find anywhere here!) to create a bold stroke of color against the lash line. Then, using the glittery end of the Tarteist Pro Glitter Liner in Rose Gold, I traced over the liner and tapped with my finger to blend. I brought the glitter liner below the bottom lash line and into the inner corners of the eyes to really add some holiday shimmer.
Using the metallic end of the same Tarteist liner, I painted on three stars up and out from the eye. The liner has a very fine paint brush tip that makes it easy to draw whatever you want. With the metallic, I like that you can't always see the stars-- you can only see them when the lights hit them just so. I added dots of glitter around them to create more of a galaxy, but in all honesty, I would blend the glitter instead of dot it. Hey, this is what happens when you do makeup live! You never know where it's really going to end up.
Here's the step-by-step for bold stripe and stars makeup:
-Prep skin with Clinique moisturizer and Glossier Invisible Shield
-Using Julep Cushion Complexion, dab the cushion end around nose, under eyes and over any areas of redness; blend with fingertips
-Set with Physicians Formula translucent mineral face powder
-Gently press the bronze shade from e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder into hollows of cheeks and along the hairline; with the blush from the same palette, brush on apples of cheeks
-Swipe Julep Creme-to-Powder blush stick in Sheer Glow on tops of cheekbones and blend with finger
-Fill in brows with Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil in shade 3
-Prime lids with Sephora Beauty Amplifier Lid & Liner Primer
-Cover lid with White Chocolate eye shadow from Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette; use Milk Chocolate from same palette to in the crease of eye to add dimension
-With Covergirl Liquiline Blast Eyeliner, create a bold swipe of color against the lashline
-Using the glitter end of Tarteist PRO Glitter Liner in Rose Gold, trace the blue line and then blend with fingertip ensuring to keep the glitter only on top of the liner
-Bring that glitter liner into the corner of eye and below bottom lash line
-Using the metallic end from the Tarteist glitter liner, draw desired number of stars on the side of eyes; idea is to keep that line going from the blue liner
-Finish look with a pop of Glossier Balm Dotcom in Birthday Balm (it has a hint of glitter!)
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