Happy Halloween everyone!
It’s finally feeling like fall where I am, so I’m pretty excited, even though I don’t have any plans. It’s nice because thinking of a last minute Halloween costume can be a bit of a pain. At the Halloween party I went to I went as a Shadowhunter purely because it’s the easiest DIY that doesn’t cost money. I haven’t read the books, I just hate buying things for Halloween because I can’t use them for anything other than Halloween, and nothing in my closet screams Halloween.
Are you going out for Halloween? If so, what are you going dressed as?
The Halloween season always gets me primed for some cool makeup looks that I can’t actually recreate, but this year I like to think I’m making up for it by trying new looks.
Ever since watching Violette_fr on YouTube, I’ve been so into the glittery, sparkly, shimmery look right now. It’s not something I usually do, but I have a few items that can help break me out of my comfort zone juuuust a tad.
Urban Decay Heavy Metals Eyeliner in Spandex
The newest addition to my collection, this purchase was inspired by Melissa Alatorre’s tutorial. As soon as I saw her use this eyeliner I was totally hooked! I actually have a few colored eyeliners, but this is my only sparkly one.
As she mentioned in her tutorial, this looks best layered on black eyeliner, as it gives a sharper wing (the only kind of liner I do) and I think also makes the color pop more than if it were standing alone.
Milk Makeup Holographic Stick in Supernova
When I first saw this in stores (or, online rather, since I hardly hit up the physical location) I thought I’d never wear this unless I was going to a music festival, and I don’t go very often. But, as things often do, it grew on me, and suddenly I had to get it.
While the “holographic” claim doesn’t ring true (and honestly, a bit of a disappointment) it is stunningly iridescent. I wore this in a club and my friends mooned over my cheeks.
Even if you’re not going out to a party or whatnot, I found this quite wearable. It’s sheer, so the purple doesn’t come out much with one layer but you still get a little iridescence. Even layered on, it shows best under certain lighting conditions. In natural daylight it was harder to see, which is why you can still wear it. Of course, if you’re all for that glam highlight, this probably isn’t the product for you.
This has a bit more slip than the bronzer in terms of blending, though it’s still easy enough to blend out with your fingers. I probably wouldn’t recommend using a brush or sponge. Since highlighter is one of the last products I put on, I found it easier to use my fingers to transfer from the packaging to my face; if I solely used the stick, it grabbed the layers underneath and dirties the surface.
Colourpop Metallic Liquid Lipstick in Kween
Okay, before I get into talking about the color, I have to say, I’m excited for the Colourpop x Sephora launch today. I had a brief peek in my email, and while nothing totally spoke out as swoon-worthy, I really want to look at more of what they have to offer. At least the prices are contingent with what Colourpop prices are! I didn’t like how with the Gigi Hadid x Maybelline collection, some of the items were just regular Maybelline products but repackaged and more expensive. Thankfully I wasn’t interested in any of those items anyway.
But on to Kween…
Who can forget liquid lipsticks? Colourpop’s metallic line has beautiful colors, and one of my favorites is Kween, a pink base with subtle gold sparkles. While the name says “metallic”, like all of these items, it can be worn outside without being BAM in your face sparkles.
We all know about Colourpop’s liquid lipstick formula, and I wouldn’t say this one is any different but it is one of the harder ones to take off. You have to be careful not to smear this off for fear of having a glittery chin.
Regardless, I’m looking forward to wearing this out more over the fall/winter times!
What’s your favorite product with glitter or shimmer in it?