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{holiday how to : glittery eyes}

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. . . among all the many beautiful things to look forward to this holiday season, as if the candlelight and soirées, the sequined evening gowns and glasses of rosé were not enough — now, [and perhaps most exciting of all], insanely glamorous & glittery eyes that will light up those festive nights . . .

{how to : video & steps}

S T E P O N E
begin by creating a base : prime the eyelid and the area beneath the eye with concealer and to ensure it stays put, dust on a layer of loose, matte powder

S T E P T W O
blend a powder eyeshadow over the eyelid; to make gaps less noticeable, choose a shade which complements your choice of glitter

S T E P T H R E E
take the eyeshadow underneath the eye and blend it along the lower lashes; then, work a black eyeliner pencil across the top and bottom lash lines, and along the upper and lower inner rims

S T E P F O U R
apply two coats of black mascara to the lashes

S T E P F I V E
dip a flat, synthetic eyeshadow brush in glitter glue [here or here] and press it over the eyelid, avoiding the lash line, as the adhesive can sting if it enters the eye

S T E P S I X
pick up some glitter on the same brush [as used in step five] and, using the flat side, pat it onto the eyelid; keep adding more until you build up the desired intensity

[to prevent glitter from falling onto the face, hold a folded tissue below the eye with your free hand; if, despite your best efforts, you still get specks of glitter on your cheeks, simply use a clean mascara wand to remove them, by swiping the brush over any stray glitter particles to pull them from the skin without ruining your foundation; clean the brush by running your fingers over the bristles, and then repeat the process if necessary]

S T E P
S E V E N

and c’est tout / that’s it! all set for just about anything — the office, the gallery, a dinner date, and for all the holiday soirée invitations that are already beginning to pile up . . .

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audrey hepburn’s glittery eyes in ‘how to steal a million’

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O T H E R
N O T E S :

the loose glitter used in the video was M·A·C PRO Glitter in 3D Silver [no longer available], but other options include : make up for ever glitters // ben nye sparklers // also an option : urban decay heavy metal glitter liners & these by sephora

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for full product list & more detailed instructions, click here

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{all how-to instructions [with edits] from little miss makeup // original video created by little miss makeup for youtube // current video via this is glamorous on vimeo // image : planet blue holiday campaign // photography: zoey grossman // makeup: stacey tan // styling: ashley glorioso // model: sydney roper via studded hearts & a glamorous little side project}


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