Looks: Glitz And Glamour Under The Mistletoe

Hello everyone,

I wanted to show you the Sleek Makeup Sparkle 2 Eyeshadow Palette in action, so yesterday I created a bold and smokey look with it. But don’t let that fool you. You can create some beautiful, wearable daytime looks with this palette too. It’s quite versatile. Here’s the look, let me know what you think of it:

Products used:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Sleek Makeup I-Divine Sparkle 2 Eyeshadow Palette
Sleek Makeup Safari eyeshadow palette
– Lancome Hypnose Star mascara
Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint SPF15
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer
– Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush in Flushed
Ciccone Lipstick in Rhea

– To make sure that your eye makeup will last all day, prep the lids with an eyeshadow base (my favourite one is Too Faced Shadow Insurance).
– Apply a matte charcoal grey with silver glitters (I used Glitz & Glamour in the Sleek Makeup Sparkle 2 Eyeshadow Palette) on the crease by using circular motions. Apply the same shade on the outer lower lashline too.
– Pat a matte black eyeshadow (I used Starry Night in the Sleek Makeup Sparkle 2 Eyeshadow Palette) on the lid.
– A black smokey eye would look too harsh against my pale skintone, so I used it as a base and applied a matte dark green shade with silver glitter (I used Mistletoe in the Sleek Makeup Sparkle 2 Eyeshadow Palette) on top of it, and brought it up the crease too, where I blended it with the grey I previously applied. Next, apply the same shade on the inner lower lashline and blend again.
– Sweep a white eyeshadow (I used the one in the Sleek Makeup Safari Eyeshadow Palette) on the browbone to highlight and apply mascara.
– Use foundation (or in alternative a tinted moisturizer) all over your face to even out the skintone, and apply concealer where needed.
– Sweep a bright, blue-based pink blush (I used Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush in Flushed) on your cheeks.
– Apply a soft, nude lipstick (I used Ciccone Lipstick in Rhea) on your lips.

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  1. Janessa says

    Wow, gorgeous! 😀 I was wondering what shade of black you used when I first saw the look. It’s light for a black, but not grey and has so much depth. Then I read and see you used a black base. Makes me want the Sleek palette more because this look is so beautiful, especially on you.

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Janessa, thank you! Yes, I wanted to make the look dramatic, but not too dark as that wouldn’t look good on me and using a black eyeshadow as a base seemed like the perfect solution. And if you have the chance to try a Sleek palette, do so. They are all awesome!

  2. says

    This is look suits you beautifuly! I have similar colors and I think I will play with them a little. I love dark makeup paired with lights lips. I wanted to tell you I ended up getting Laura Mercier’s concealer. I think it’s quite similar to Bobbi Brown as far as finish goes. I was going for BB as per your review but the shade of LM was better for me. :)
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    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Icaria, thank you! I prefer to keep my lips light and simple when I’m wearing dark eyeshadows. I think that suits me best and it’s easier to wear too.

      I hope you like the Laura Mercier concealer. If that was a better match, then you definitely made the right choice. :)

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