As a makeup junkie, there’s no more exciting time of the year than Fashion Week. One look which particularly stood out to me this spring was this Maybelline glitter extravaganza—so much so that I immediately wanted to recreate it at home.
To imitate the model’s skin, first prep with the Gallinee Face Mask & Scrub. I like to put this one on before a shower and then scrub off while washing. It gives immediate smoothness (thanks to the exfoliation) and glow (thanks to those handy probiotics).
Follow up with the Drunk Elephant F Balm Electrolyte Waterfacial. This is designed to be a hydrating mask, but if you just use a little bit, it works as the juiciest, dewiest, most moisturizing base under makeup too. We love a two-in-one.
Glow is the word in terms of complexion, and in times like this, the Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation is the way to go. It offers a solid medium coverage, but where it really stands out is in the imperfection-blurring illumination it offers skin. If you’re tired, hungover, or generally feeling lackluster, it’s a real lifesaver.
Extra coverage can be added with something like the Hourglass Vanish Airbrush Concealer. This is a new launch, but one I’m currently blown away by. It’s like a more dewy version of Tarte’s infamous Shape Tape—making it even more flattering and user-friendly.
Cheeks are bronzed but certainly not mattified. A great option for this look is the Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate, which comes with a stunning cream bronzer and bonus sheeny highlight. The problem is, it’s uber expensive—so if you want to achieve a similar look, I recommend the Milk Makeup Matte Bronzer used in combo with the Noto Botanics Hydra Highlighter. Apply everything with fingers to ensure the most blended, natural finish possible.
The brows of this look are quite structured, which plays nicely with the more out-there eyeshadow. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer is great for adding definition that never looks too obviously “makeuppy”—and the built-in spoolie is handy as hell.
The undeniable star of the show is those eyes—but they’re surprisingly easy to achieve with the right products. When it comes to glitter, you can’t really beat Lemonhead. Their glitters are in mess-free paste form, but once they set, they don’t budge. The Spacepaste in “Jailbait” (a chartreuse green) should be dabbed all over the lid and past the crease using a finger. Once you’re happy with the coverage add a layer of the Spacejam in “Seapunk,” which contains bigger, more iridescent glitters. The inner corner looks to be highlighted to kingdom come, so add a generous amount of the Glossier Play Niteshine in “Pale Pearl” to open and brighten up the eyes.
Next, line the waterline with a black kohl pencil. The NYX Professional Slide On Pencil in “Jet Black” is both cheap and cheerful. Use a pencil brush to blend the pencil, then add more. Continue this apply ‘n blend routine until you’ve got the level of smokiness you desire. Finish with copious amounts of (borderline clumpy) black mascara. The Beauty Pie Uber Volume Boost Mascara errs just on the right side of OTT.
For the lips, first apply a matte nude lippy. The L’Oreal Color Riche Ultra Matte Lipsticks are new and great. They come in a variety of shades designed to suit all skin tones, but the shade “No Obstacle” is the perfect pale neutral with a hint of brown. Blot with a tissue, then over the top, apply the Glossier Birthday Balm Dot Com. This will add a layer of iridescent shimmer, plus ensure your lips stay hydrated and smooth-looking. It also smells and tastes like cake, but that’s neither here nor there, really.
Add shine to your hair with the Bumble & Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil, and if you’re feeling fun, introduce some hair gems to the mix, too. Finish with a spritz of MAC Fix Plus to seal everything in place, and you’re good to go.