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Happy OCTOBER, friends! I think October might be my favorite month – it’s just all of the best of the best of fall in the same pumpkin patch, with permission to start decorating for Christmas as soon as the month closes out. 😉 I’m here for it!
I’ve had a few beauty posts on my radar for *weeks* now and I’ve been so excited to put ’em together + share, because they feature some of my current fave products + trends in fall makeup! Any change in season just feels like the *perfect* time to whip out new hues + test out whatever goodies are new in Ulta…and who the heck wouldn’t want a romantic walk down the Target makeup aisle to kickoff the most romantic, magical season of all time?? (Speaking of romantic, the latest CURowd-sourced post features *your* best date night ideas for the season – have ya seen it?!)
Today I wanted to share a short n’ sweet, easy (really!) makeup look featuring my current JAM – glitter liner. Specifically, glitter liner on the undereye. Now, I have never been someone to shy away from glitter. It just makes life more FUN amiright?? I had done this look on and off for forever but had honestly forgotten about it for a hot sec, until I saw my girlfriend Amanda rocking it like no other and I was totally re-inspired to whip out the glitters for fall again! It’s a LITTLE hard to photograph in it’s own best light, since glitter is a bit…reflective. Ha! But if ya follow along on Instastories (@ericaligenza), I’m sure you’ll catch a better glimpse. 😉
Glitter liner (especially on the undereye) immediately draws attention to your eyes – and it’s a fun, subtle way to incorporate more sparkle into your life! Super easy but captivating, and def easy to whip-on-and-go, making it a great way to amp up a look with pretty minimal effort.
I’ve tried a *handful* (literally 😉 ) of brands’ glitter eyeliners at this point, but I actually think my all-time favorite is from the drugstore – and costs less than $5. The one I’m wearing on my eyes in this shoot + have had on repeat the most so far this season is e.l.f’s glitter liner. It has a great glitter payoff instead of being splotchy or being more clear liquid going on than glitter (cos ain’t nobody got time).
I like applying it UNDER my eye the best, since I think it does such a nice job of brightening + livening things up! It adds a little sparkle to your eye…pun intended. 😉 The rest of your look could/should be pretty lowkey, so that the glitter itself is a fun little pop of color. Alternatively, pick a color palette for everything to be in, for a more classic look. Here, I went with warm neutrals for everything – including my glitter undereye liner – and paired with a bold burgundy fall lip. But if you’re feelin’ friskier, try a brighter colored glitter (say, blue!) with cooler tones and a neutral lip – the options are endless here, peeps!
KEY #1: To keep things looking more chic and not like you just got outta a Ke$ha concert, just choose top or bottom to apply your glitter liner on, not both.
KEY #2: Apply as closely to your lashline as possible, and give it a hot sec to dry. Applying too far down risks having glitter fallout, which def veers towards the more Ke$ha-esque. Keep it tight + streamlined.
On my eyes:
On my face:
On my lips:
Aaaaaaand voila! What do ya think???
Will you be trying a glitter undereye liner this fall?
Is this a look that feels easy + doable for ya? How do we feek about quick n’ easy beauty posts like this to share fun products to incorporate into your looks? DROP YO’ THOUGHTS in a comment below, or shoot me a DM or email – as always, lovelovelove hearing from you chicas!
Happy Monday. Make it count, MK?