Playing with make up is one of the funnest things I’ve ever done. There will always be trends, classics, and what might be called normal make up, but when it comes down to it, there are no rules when it comes to what you’re putting on your face. With that in mind, I have been playing around with colours I don’t usually use, or styles I don’t usually go for, and using different products as things I don’t usually use them for. An eye shadow stick, for example.
For all four ways, I used the Rimmel Scandaleyes Eye Shadow Stick in Bulletproof Beige which is a beautiful, blendable champagne gold colour. Some of these would only with with a lighter shade or a shimmery colour, and may not be for everyone, but they certainly worked for me.
As an easy eye shadow
This is what these sticks were intended for. A quick sweep of colour over the lids and a little blending if you’re so inclined, and you have an effortless and beautiful look. I tend to use this as an eye shadow base as well to give my lids a little glisten when I feel a little boring. It is also a beautiful inner corner highlight that brighten up any look.
As an eyeliner
When this is sharp enough, you can certainly use these eye shadow sticks as a liner. I prefer to use pencils in my waterline which is where this colour tends to shine, but you could use any colour for this.
As a highlighter
For this use, it’s up to you what colour you want to try to give you that glowing, gorgeous highlight. Bulletproof Beige is a decent match for my skin tone but with much more sparkle and shine. I can use it as a shimmery browbone highlight, on my cheekbones, on the tip of my nose, or on the cupids bow to add a little pop. It blends out nicely without getting rid of any shine.
As a cream blush topper
I don’t know about you, but I haven’t seen too many shimmery cream blush around. Some of my favourite blush – Milani Dolce Pink for example – are full of shine but sometimes, I want something a little bit more subtle. That is when creams come into play. You will want to apply this lighty with your fingers or perhaps a dense brush to make sure it doesn’t come off as the colour, but more as a shine.
Make Up For Ever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Mattifying and Blue Radiant primer
Rimmel Match Perfection 2-in-1 concealer and highlighter in 125 Fair
L’Oreal True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup in W 1-2
Rimmel Scandaleyes Eye Shadow Stick in 002 Bulletproof Beige
Flower Beauty Win Some, Rouge Some creme Blush in Pure Petunia
essence Pure Nude concealer in 10 pure beige
elf Tone Correcting Powder in Cool
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil medium/deep matte bronzer
Tarte Rainforest After Dark palette using Bare to Explore, Tan-gled up in you, Make a mauve and Up to no gold
Marcelle eyebrow liner in Medium Brown
Marcelle Double Percision Liquid eyeliner in Intense Black
Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl mascara
NYX High Voltage lipstick in Dahlia
Let me know which techniques you’ve used and whether I missed anything!