30 Day make up challenge #12: Glitter

On with the themed eyelooks of the 30 day make up challenge! Last time meant making smokey eyes, today it’s the complete opposite. This time I’m trying my hand at glitter. Only to sort through my entire stash to find out I own next to no glitter make up products. It’s just something I never wear and since I wanted to push myself to do something differently than just popping on one of my two glitter eyeliners by Sleek, I scavenged my stash to find a stack of barely used MAC pigment samples. I picked the most glittery one I have and used it to create the closest thing to a glittery look I can produce and feel comfortable wearing.

As you can see, not exactly something that would pass for a full on glitter. But other than this I have NO glitter eyeshadow. None. I have plenty of shimmers, and even some metallic shades, but nothing that could pass for a full on glitter. I have a purple and dark grey glitter liner from Sleek, but that’s about it. So when I started looking in the depths of my stash I realized that I have a few loose eyeshadows lying about that I never ever use. They are just too much of a hassle. I also got rid of quite a few ever since I showed you all my loose pigments over 2 years ago.

When I first started blogging, it was quite the rage to use loose pigments. And there were websites dedicated to selling pigment samples as they’re called. For a few dollars you could buy a stack of MAC shades, but without having to buy the entire pot which really, whoever uses one up unless you’re a make up artist? No one. Deciding I wanted to try some, I stocked up. Some of the colors I purchased weren’t really my thing, so I got rid of those, but the ones that I liked I decided to keep. One of them was the most gorgeous of them all: Copper Sparkle. And that’s the shade that is stealing today’s show.

I used Copper Sparkle all over my lid. It doesn’t look like much in the full face pictures, but when you see the close ups you can see that this is definitely not just a shimmer or a metallic shade. I layered it over a newly acquired MAC fluid line from the Moody Blooms collection, to help with the color and sparkle intensity. I supplemented the eyelook with some other MAC shades and my favorite eyeliner: the MAC fluidline in Dipdown. I also brought out some Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-On eye pencil in Coffee to tightline and finish off the look. I also used it on the outer third of my waterline just to deepen and intensify the look. Even though this may not be the most glittery look ever, I still really really love this. It has taught me to use more pigments!

Close ups

Products used:


Base: MAC Face & Body foundation in C1, MAC Select Moisture Cover concealer in NW20, MAC Prep + Prime Transparent finishing powder

Blush: Shiseido blush in RD 103

Bronzer/ Contour: Too Faced Milk Chocolate Soleil bronzer


Base: Too Faced Shadow Insurance

  • Brow highlight: MAC Dazzle Light
  • Inner corner: MAC Jest
  • All over lid (base): MAC fluidline in Copperthorn (Moody Blues LE)
  • All over lid (color): MAC pigment in Copper Sparkle
  • Crease: MAC Wedge
  • Outer V: MAC Mulch
  • Waterline: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-On eyeliner pencil in Coffee
  • Lower lash line: MAC pigment in Copper sparkle
  • Eyeliner: MAC fluidline in Dipdown

Mascara: Maybelline The Falsies Flared mascara

Brows: Catrice Eyebrow Set (lightest color only), HEMA eyebrow gel

Lips: NARS Dolce Vita lipgloss

I apologize for the massive amount of MAC products used. I guess it was just one of those days.

What would you wear for a ‘glitter’ option?

7 responses to “30 Day make up challenge #12: Glitter”

  1. I really like it! Wish I could do loose pigments, but…nope. Too messy.

    I don’t really do glitter either, but I recently was given a Bobbi Brown palette and the hlitter shade in there is stunning. Quite subtle, but sparkly when the light hits it just right. Highly recommended!

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