The other day I was having coffee with a few girlfriends — probably the BEST time to get makeup inspiration — and I fell in love with one of my friends’ pretty glittery eyeliner. I tried it out myself and found it to be an awesome way to pull off a little glitter during the day. I call it a “weekday glitter” look, and I hope you’ll be into it as much as I’ve been!
One of the key components to this look is nice and even skin tone. I used the new Shiseido Synchro Skin Foundation ($45 for 1oz) in a custom mixture of Golden 2 and Neutral 3. The foundation comes in Golden, Neutral, and Rose undertones ranging between 1 and 5. For some reason, the range isn’t complete, but we will probably find more colors coming with demand.
Here’s an eerily close capture of my skin. 🙂 As you can see, it enhanced texture in certain areas, but it looked better and better as the day went on. In fact, it’s super long-lasting like the name suggests! It didn’t feel oil-free though, and I had to really work the foundation in with a good buffing brush to make any texture and streaks disappear. I’m on the fence at this point, but this foundation has become a holy grail for some of you out there because it has 5 stars on Sephora.
On to the fun part! I used a warm brown matte eyeshadow to enhance my petite eyelids (my best tip for opening up the eyes) and drew a thick black line with gel eyeliner. I grabbed the MAC Amberluxe Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow Palette ($32) and patted it all over the liner. This is a handy little palette for the serious glitter fans. There’s a nice range of colors with some amazing texture and shine. The 4th shade is basically pressed glitter and was the best option to preserve the strong black line. To finish the look, pop a bright blush onto the apple of the cheeks.
There you go! That was too easy right?
Shiseido Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation is new for spring 2016 and permanent at Shiseido and all Shiseido counters (Sephora, Saks, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and Macys).
See you in the next!