Get The Look: All That Glitters Is Gaga
While the world rejoices over Beyonce's World Tour I am still going 'Gaga' for Lady Gaga's Super Bowl performance and her glitter glam makeup look!
Celebrity makeup artist Sarah Nicole Tanno was the genius behind her look and I loved it so much I decided to create my own look inspired by her masterpiece!
Hydrate the skin using M.A.C Prep + Prime Fix+ and then apply Too Faced Primed and Poreless Primer to the entire face to create a smooth base and to reduce any visible pores. Prep the lips using a lip scrub and balm to make them soft and smooth.
Because we are working with Glitter which can get a little messy I am going to do my eye makeup first. That way if there is any fall out we can clean it up before creating a flawless base.
Shape and feather the brows using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in 'Medium Brown' and with an angle brush fill in using the Taupe shadow form the Bobbi Brown Brow Kit. Lightly apply the Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel to hold any natural brow hairs in place.
To define the brows and brow bone take the Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer on an angled concealer brush and lightly apply under the brows and blend out.
Apply Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer on the eyelids to create a smooth base.
I then apply my secret weapon to getting a precise and clean eyeshadow application - Shadow Shields! Simply peel off the outer tabs and apply under the eye, following the lash line. This acts as a guide for your shadow application and ensures any excess shadow lands on the shield and not your face which will definitely come in handy when we start applying the glitter!
With a fluffy blending brush apply a light brown shadow (I used 'Almond Truffle' and 'Cashew Chew' from the Too Faced Bon Bons Eyeshadow Palette) into the crease to create a transition shade. Go backwards and forwards in a fast, light handed motion to blend and remove any harsh lines.
Once done get a flat brush and pack on a light pink shadow to the main mobile lid (I used 'Cotton Candy'). This area will be getting covered in glitter so don't spend too much time making it perfect.
Now comes the fun part: Glitter! You can use any loose glitter or pigment you like but I went for Eye Kandy Glitter in 'Tootie Fruitie'. The trick to applying the glitter is Liquid Sugar. This is a must for an artists kit especially if you plan on doing editorial looks or face painting as it is a water based sealer that bonds glitter and metallic’s to your eyelids, lips or any other skin surface.
Pour a small drop of Liquid Sugar onto a disposable applicator brush and pat it onto the mobile lid (over the light pink shadow). Then using another clean disposable applicator brush, pick up a small amount of glitter and pack it on top of the Liquid Sugar while it is still wet. Working with small amounts will reduce fall out and will make it easier to control. Continue doing this over the entire mobile lid until you get the desired coverage and look you like.
Carefully remove the Shadow Shield to reveal your clean, precise shadow line and to discard any shadow or glitter fall out they may have caught.
For the lower lash line take a pencil brush and apply a hot pink shadow (I used 'Totally Fetch') starting from the outer corner and bringing it 3/4 along. Take a white eyeliner (I used the Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Pencil) and line the lower water line to give the appearance of wider, brighter eyes.
Dot Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme Foundation to the face and blend in with a damp Beauty Blender.
Highlight and conceal under the eyes and using Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer and blend out with a damp Beauty Blender. Set both the eyes and face using Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Setting Powder.
Bronze and contour the face using Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer in 'Luminous Bronze Light' then define the contour and bake using a clean sponge wedge and Eve Lom Mineral Powder Foundation.
Add some colour to your cheeks with 'Mood Exposure' from the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette and using a fan brush lightly highlight the tops of the cheekbones, cupids bow and brow bone with 'Iridescent Light' and 'Diffused Light' from the same palette.