Glitter Everywhere


For some brides the idea of introducing the current trend of glittery makeup into a bridal look, might fill them with horror as they imagine themselves sporting a ‘70s glam rock look more appropriate for Studio 54 than their local church.

However, Meggan Ory, a local makeup artist highly experienced in bridal work, recommends introducing glitter in a subtle way. “For brides, a little sparkle looks beautiful coming down the aisle and while they are twirling on the dance floor. It is a highly requested look by my brides. “My favorite sparkle is rose gold. I think it is really beautiful to do a rose gold sparkle on the eyes and pair it with a really glossy lip. I have a line of lip colors and I love to use my gloss called Rose Gold. It is beautiful.”

Celebrity makeup artist Patrick Ta, advises how to incorporate more of a metallic eye shadow. “Choose a neutral shade like copper, gold or champagne which flatters all skin tones. First, apply a non-metallic color to your lids, and then layer on the metallic hue. To complete the look, tightline (line the inside of upper lash) with black eyeliner to further define your eyes and use lots of mascara.”

Ta says he loves to pair a metallic eye with a subtle, glowy cheek. “To achieve this, I apply a liquid highlighter to the high points of the face. I find that when I use a liquid highlighter versus a powder, I get a more skin-like finish.”

Celebrity makeup artist Sir John, uses L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow Quad in Boudoir, to create a ‘halo’ effect. “The focal point of this look is the three dimensional ‘halo’ eye, which is a massive trend at the moment. Use the rusty brown under the bottom lash line and on both sides of the upper eyelid and then fill in the center of the lid with a gold metallic pigment. A contoured cheek and a pink-brown matte lip complete the look.”

For an all-over glow try Too Faced Glow Job Radiance-Boosting Glitter Face Mask which is supercharged with brightening ingredients to remove dull skin, refresh your complexion and leave it smoother, softer and makeup ready. The kicker is, it also leaves a dreamy, pink-glitter shine on the skin.

GlamGlow’s GRAVITYMUD #GLITTERMASK also leaves a glittery deposit and I Dew Care’s Disco Kitten Peel-Off Mask has a holographic sparkle finish. There are also face powders with shimmer and Kat Von D Beauty Everlasting Glimmer Veil lipsticks contain iridescent micro-pearls and reflective crystals.

All these products used at once might be too Ziggy Stardust but expertly applied, these sparkly options can create a dazzling beautiful ethereal glow.
Meggan Ory,




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