Sunday, February 8, 2015

FOTD: Hurrah for Glitter!

I should know better than to ask a drag queen what she wants for Christmas/Hannukah/her birthday/insert relate-able celebration here. Every time I ask, I get one of three responses:
  1. weave
  2. glitter
  3. something to tuck with

Lucky for me, friend of the blog Scarlet Fairweather has her tucking routine down pat and understands my limited budget. So she requested #2 for Christmas 2014. But you see, she didn't want just any glitter: it had to be glitter worthy of Bianca del Rio.

I know Miss Bianca wears a lot of OCC products on her eyeballs, but I decided to go with Lit Cosmetics glitters instead. Why? Because they get rave reviews, there are more colors, and they sell a glitter glue that is apparently the bomb. I purchased the shade Cher (particle size 2) for Miss Scarlet. I never expected to try them on my own eyes because I'm a shimmerphobe who lives a rather boring life--not much room for glitter here!

Then the Beautylish Lucky Bag Debacle of 2015 happened, and several folks kindly offered to send my drag queen friend and I MORE Lit glitter on the cheap/for free. (Support your local drag queens, folks!)

We ended up with two packages of the "Hello Sunshine" glitter and mini Lit Clearly Liquid Base glitter primer, so I kept one on my end, fully expecting to never use it. Then Scarlet started swatching and applying them.

Guys...I think I'm falling in love with this glitter.

Overhead lighting is not my friend in general, but regardless: do you see that glitter?! Chanel IdOs are already pretty good stuff, but with some of that Lit glitter-and-primer combo pressed on top, there's ten times more shine and dimension. I know it's trite to say this, but...these photos don't do it justice.

As a sidenote, Scarlet is also wearing the Hello Sunshine glitter under her brows.

BASE: MAC Face & Body in N1 + White, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly + Maybelline Dream Lumi concealer in Radiant, Dolce & Gabbana powder foundation in 50 Ivory, Skindinavia setting spray

EYES: Too Faced Shadow Insurance, unknown Prescriptives nude shade, Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Illuisoire, Lit Cosmetics glitter in Hello Sunshine + Lit Clearly Liquid Base, Milani Liquid Eyes pencil in Black, Marc Jacobs O!Mega mascara, Anastasia Brow Wiz in Medium Brown, Anastasia clear brow gel

CHEEKS: Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Moist Glow in Tansoleil, RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

LIPS: Too Faced Melted lipstick in Peony