This week’s picks and tip: Glitter and Gold – Make Up Forever’s Star Powders are a Jem! are inspired by my favorite childhood cartoon character, Jem, and my ladies, Sophie (color selection) and M.I.S.S. Reina (look). Rock n’ roll, romance, rival girl bands, secret identities, eighties excess, awesome outfits, and a non-profit, Jem was the It cartoon for young girls in the late 1980s, and is my muse for this year’s New Year’s Eve look.
PICK 1: Make Up Forever’s Star Powder in Copper #922
PICK 2: Make Up Forever’s Star Powder in Yellow Gold #920
I’ve been using Make Up Forever’s Star Powders since the mid 1990s, a time when high quality makeup in bold interesting colors wasn’t so accessible to the public, and could only be purchased at better department stores. The Star Powders are an old favorite of mine since they are highly pigmented granules of loose powder shadow incredibly fine in texture that creates a beautiful and long-lasting iridescent luster. A little goes a long way too, I use them pretty often and still have pots left from the earlier this decade!
Where to Buy: Sephora Stores, Sephora.com
TIP: To get Jem’s Glitter and Gold look for NYE
(I like to apply Star Powders with my fingers rather than a brush, since they are easier to control this way.)
1. Use a shade like Copper #922 on the entire lid
2. Then dab a shade like Yellow Gold #920 on the inner lid, lightly blending with the copper shade.
3. Apply a white shimmery highlighter on the brow bone.
4. For added pizzazz, follow with navy blue smudgy eyeliner.
5. Or for a less dramatic look, use creamy black eyeliner.
6. Finish with two coats of black mascara, pale peach blush, and a light red gloss (with the black liner) or clear gloss (with the blue liner).
Have a Safe and Happy New Year!!! Enjoy and stay posted for more beauty tips and picks to come next week!
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