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Can a glittery makeup be glamorous? You bet'ya!

Wintertime night-out makeup tutorial has arrived. Holographic glitter, blue tones and crisp cat-eye flick will make you stand out in the crowd. You'll be singing "Ice ice baby" to yourself when you try it, 'cause it's just so cool (pun intended).

Disco ball eye makeup

I would like to see #discoballmakeup trending after this is published, guys. It's such an effective makeup look for a night of clubbing and dancing. Not to mention you get A LOT of bang for your buck, because the holographic glitter is basically the only thing you need for your eyelids (besides some basic black gel eyeliner). No fancy palettes will be used here!

Given that you have already applied some eye primer (which you should already be doing regularly before any kind of eye makeup to prolong its wear), start by drawing a cat-eye flick in the outer corner with a brown/black kohl pencil. Take the flick up to the natural crease (or up to the hooded crease for hooded eyes) and extend the line towards the lower lid, lining just the outer third of the lower lash line and lower waterline. The lines should be connected in the outer corner, so fill it in precisely. Line also the upper lash line right to the inner corner. This will be your base for applying gel eyeliner later, over the glitter.
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Prepare a flat brush and some silvery holographic shimmer and apply it all over the upper lid. The holo effect could also be achieved by combining bright silver shimmer and blue-based silver glitter with slightly bigger particles, like we did in the video.
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Pro tip: When dealing with glitter/shimmer, always pat the product onto the lid with a flat brush where you want it to set. Do not blend or use fluffy brushes, because you won't be able to get the fall-out shimmer off (your face, clothes, furniture, dog, etc. – you get the point).

Carefully apply the same shade along the inner half of the lower lid.
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Now it's time to define the eyes. With black/espresso-colored gel eyeliner and a thin angled brush draw over the lines you created with the kohl pencil at the beginning. Make crisp and even lines - go over the lines several times if needed to get that effect.
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Since this is a night-out makeup, it's perfectly acceptable to add some wispy fake eyelashes. If that's not really your thing, a good volumizing mascara will do. Apply it on the lower and upper lashes.
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Fill in your eyebrows with a warm shade. No need to make them super angled and dark, since the eyes are already the center of the whole makeup.
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Face and lips

It's always a good idea to do the eye makeup first and foundation later, because that way you can easily cover the fallout and accidental smudges you've probably just made with your mascara (NOT poking yourself in the eye is a life skill in my humble opinion). With a foundation brush, apply your favorite foundation all over your face with gentle strokes.

Contour right under your cheekbones with a contouring powder to make them pop. Flick the contour towards your mouth to make the look sharp and sexy.

Apply a peachy-colored blush on the cheeks where skin is the thinnest to warm up your face.

A brightening concealer is a preventative measure here - to cover the signs of tiredness under your eyes in the early morning hours, tap it on lightly with the tip of your finger.

With a nude lip pencil, line the lips and color them in. This dry base will lock in the lipstick color you're about to apply, so it will survive drinking (and maybe even kissing, wink wink). The lipstick color you should be aiming for is a my-lips-but-better color, so something natural-looking yet still defining. A creamy lip stain formula, like the one we used, will work perfectly.

Ice ice baby!
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Products list

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  • Lancome Le Crayon Kohl in shade Chestnut
  • Global FX silver face & body paint
  • Ben Nye Silver Prism Sparklers
  • Laura Mercier creme eyeliner in shade Espresso
  • L'Oreal False Lash Superstar mascara
  • L'Oreal True Match foundation in shade Rose Vanilla
  • Shu Uemura eyebrow stick
  • Kevin Aucoin contouring powder
  • Misslyn Be My Flamnigo Forever blush
  • YSL Touche Eclat
  • Kryolan Faceliner no. 36
  • Kryolan Lipstain in shade Gospel