The Little Mermaid

Anyone can wear glitter, even a woman in her 60s. It’s all about techniques. Instead of applying glitter all over the face, you can just add a little to the inner corner of your eyes or on your brow bone, or even on your Cupid’s bow. It just adds this magical element to your makeup.

Michelle Phan

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How I Used Them:

  • To start, I filled in my brows and cleaned up the edges with concealer.
  • I then took that same concealer, and just put it down over my entire lid.
  • Next, with a round, fluffy, shadow brush I mixed the teal and green shades in the NYX palette, packed that into my crease, and blended it up and out.
    • I took a larger, fluffier brush after that, and just swirled it around, being sure that everything was smoothly blended.
  • I then took a Q-Tip with makeup remover on it, and removed the shadow and concealer on my lid, in an arc shape, following my crease.
    • The reason I did this was to avoid cakeiness.
  • On a flat brush, I applied concealer to the area I just removed, and then flipped the brush over and patted it down, taking away the excess.
  • With a fluffy brush, I packed the darkest purple on either side of the concealer, leaving about 1/3 of the lid blank on the center.
  • Then, with a small, flat brush, I packed that purple on, bringing it all the up to the edge of the concealer.
  • With a larger flat brush, I put the matte, liquid lipstick in the center and it with the red shade in the NYX palette.
  • I then took a small, round, liner brush and put the glitter topper in a line, following the edge of the lid where the red and purple were.
  • Once that was done, I did my face makeup.
  • I primed my face, putting the e.l.f. poreless primer in my t-zone.
  • I applied foundation, and blended it, making sure I had no harsh lines.
    • Blending the foundation down onto the neck is key.
  • I put my concealer under my eyes, along the bridge of my nose, in the center of my forehead, and on my chin.
    • My concealer is always one shade lighter than my foundation so it brightens where it’s applied
  • I set my under eyes with my Airspun powder, using a rounded face brush that fits under my eyes.
    • I also set anywhere I put concealer with this brush, using more than needed, and later wiping it off to really set those areas into place.
  • With a large, fluffy brush, I lightly set the rest of my face, then swept away any extra powder on my face.
    • If you are setting a dewy or hydrating base, use stippling motions with your brush. I used circular motions because it’s faster and since I had a matte foundation on; it sets itself a bit, so swirling the brush lightly won’t disturb it.
  • With a smaller, round face brush I applied contour just below my cheekbone, and on my jawline blending it out a lot with tight, circular motions, blending up more than down.
    • DO NOT USE TOO MUCH. This will kill your whole face and be extremely frustrating. Only get the smallest amount and tap your brush off to get rid of the excess product. You always add more a lot easier than you can take away product.
  • With another large face brush (this one slightly denser than my powder brush) I bronzed my jawline, under my cheekbones, and around my forehead to add warmth and depth to my face. (even though you can’t see it in the picture 😂🤷‍♀️)
  • With a round brush, I applied blush to apples of my cheeks and brought it back to just above my bronze, but still in the bronzer a bit to blend them together.
  • Using wet n’ wild highlighter, I highlighted my cheekbones, my nose, my upper lip, and chin with a small, tapered face brush.
    • I then went over my whole face with a large fan brush to blend that existing highlighter, and add some to my forehead and cheeks.
  • Now that my face was done, I set it with setting spray, waited until it was almost dry so I didn’t pull up the makeup, then tapped it in lightly with my beauty sponge.
    • When your setting spray is wet, your makeup is vulnerable, so try to limit movements of your face.
  • Next, I put the white liner in my waterline, blended a blue shadow on my lower lash line, and put yellow in the inner corner.
  • I then put highlighter on my brow-bone with a small, flat brush, applied mascara, and lipstick, and was done!

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