There’s just something magical about glitter, ya know? Something that reminds me of Tim Burton movies and Danny Elfman songs. And Urban Decay knows it, too. Even though I was dog tired from the day, I had to try on a few of the eyeshadows from the new Urban Decay Midnight Emergency Kit last night because the glitter made me do it. In a way, I didn’t really have a choice.
That’s Midnight Rodeo in my crease, AC/DC on my lids, Midnight Cowboy along my lower lash lines and Lip Junkie Lipgloss in Midnight Cowboy on my lips.
Now, is the glitter in these eyeshadows the kind that gets all over the place? Well, yes. It most certainly is, so I think it helps if you approach these shadows with that in mind. Whenever I use glittery shadows like these, I more or less plan to get glitter on my cheeks, nose and chin. It’s inevitable. Just like you can’t fight city hall, you can’t fight glitter like this, but I think you can do a few things to get along with it better.
Most of the time I’ll start with an eye primer to help the shadows adhere to my lids (a lot of UD fans their Primer Potion; I think NARS makes a really good one, too) and will do my eye makeup first, so I can clean up any fallout before I apply concealer, foundation, powder, blush and anything else.
When working with super glittery eyeshadows, like Midnight Cowboy and Midnight Rodeo, Wende says she prefers to press them onto the lids with her fingers, rather than trying to do it with a brush.
I gave it a try last night, and I think it really did cut down on the amount of glitter fallout I probably would have seen had I used a brush.
Ah, glitter… You and I have known each other for oh-so-many years. Thanks for always being there when I need a friend.
You too, young lady. I hope you’re having a nice Saturday so far and enjoying your day. Right now I’m just chillin’ here on the couch and watching the original Karate Kid on the DVR. I can’t believe this movie was made in 1984. Ralph Macchio looks like such a baby in it, but I think he was something like 23.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,