Focusing on fun but wearable looks with entirely Gluten Free Makeup.
It’s been chilly here in Texas! The temps are actually dropping below freezing some nights. And for us, that’s COLD. 28°? SNOW COATS, SNOW BOOTS, INSULATED PANTS AND CRANK UP THE HEAT Y’ALL!!! It’s winter out there!
Having lived in Nebraska for a few years, I do actually know what snow looks like. Don’t laugh, but there aren’t many South and Central Texans who have actually lived through a snowy winter. I, however, really do know what I’m talking about when I say that this makeup look reminds me of icicles. Or possibly the Snow Queen from Andersen’s Fairy Tales. At any rate, it’s a perfect gluten free makeup look for our frosty Texas 34° days. 😛
Start off by filling in your brows and dabbing on any concealer you want to use. With this look, because of all the sparkles, you might want to apply foundation to your face last. You’ll have to touch it up anyway, so might as well save some time and touch it up while you apply foundation.
- Start off with a silver base on your lid. You could try a brighter silver, or even pure white to make this look icier.
- Take a bright blue shadow and dust it lightly into the crease of your eye. You could try a pale blue too for, again, an even icier effect.
- With a blue pencil liner, line all the way around your eye. Smudge it a wee bit.
- With the same blue eyeshadow, line on top of the blue liner. This helps to keep it in place, as well as set the powder.
- Using Monave’s bright, glittery, silvery white eyeshadow, pat generously over the silver on your lid. With the same shadow, line all the way around you eye on top of the blue shadow. This adds so much insane sparkle that my camera didn’t even do it justice.
- Fill in the browbone area with a matte white color. Don’t use enough to make it pure white. Just enough to mattify the area and brighten it. Blend the white and blue edge thoroughly.
Finish off the eye look with mascara. I used black, because that’s what I had, but it would be really cool with a blue or white mascara. Of course, those might also push this look over the edge into “theater makeup”. 😛
- Using the very brightest and palest lipstick you have (for me it was Red Apple Lipstick’s Beach Peach), apply a fairly light coat on your lips. Then the fun part- with that same matte eyeshadow you used on your browbone, pat over the lipstick. This does four things: Mattifies, helps to add crazy staying power, brightens and adds a frosted look. The last two are what we’re after.
- Apply another coat of your pale lipstick over the frosted lipstick.
At this point, you could also pat the silver sparkles onto the lipstick, but since I don’t think it would stay very well, I passed on that.
If you didn’t apply your foundation, go ahead and apply it now. You’ll have sparkles all under your eyes and you may have white haze around your lips, so light clean up is a must. Apply a bit of blush to your cheekbones. If you don’t, you’ll end up look washed out enough to really be an Ice Queen.
And you’re done!
I had a lot of fun with this gluten free makeup look. The frosty look was so much fun to achieve and it looked great for the rest of the day.
Gluten Free Cosmetic Products Used:
Red Apple Lipstick Eyeshadow, Graphite Glam
Red Apple Lipstick Eyeshadow, Mermaid Lagoon
Monave Pencil Eye Liner, Bright Blue
Monave Versatile Mineral Powder, Silver #1
Monave Versatile Mineral Powders Semi-Matte White #61m
Last tidbit of advice from me? Don’t let this frosty look work it’s way into your soul. 😛
Have you got a look you’re just dying to see translated into gluten free makeup? Let me know in the comments!
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