Beauty Post: Holiday Sparkle

Tis the season for sparkling eye makeup!  Whether you’re going to a holiday party or just brightening up the winter days,  you’ll want to know this foiling technique for getting the most shine from your pigments. 

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Starting with a clean face with foundation and blush already applied,  I begin the eyes with a touch of black liner at the outer corners of my eyes.

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I fill my waterline with gold liner.

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I sweep blush all across my lids. This will add depth to the final look and prevent pale shimmering shadows from giving me a washed-out look.

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I use an eyeliner brush to fill in my brows with a warm brown shade. 

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I use concealer above the brows to clean up the edges.

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I use an angled brush to apply shimmering brown to the outer corners of my eyelids. 

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I use the same brush and shadow to line beneath my lower lashes. 

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Finally I line my creases in brown. I blend with my ring fingers.

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I use a point brush to apply shimmering white powder below my eyebrows.  I blend this in with the brown at the crease.

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The key to good foiling is good setting spray.  You want to thoroughly wet a point brush with setting spray before dipping the brush in loose shimmering eyeshadow. 

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I press the shadow against my eyelids,  leaving a lot behind as I go.

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I topped up with Maybelline Great Lash today, coating upper and lower lashes. 

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Here’s the finished look. Wetting my brush and foiling gives my eyes a much brighter sparkle than dry application does.

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