Rescaped in the 90s, the straw is a brilliant comeback this season. Instructions for shining in society. Derek Lam's shimmer blue shimmer on the eyelids, sequins on the lips and nails at Gucci, sequins in layering on smoky eyes at Elie Saab, silver highlight at the inner corners of the eyes at Calvin Klein ... On the mouth, the nails or melted in the skin, this season, the glitters act as accessories on the runways. Formerly reserved for American teenage girls, they are popularized and glamorized by makeup artists Way Bandy and Kevyn Aucoin in the late 80s. The following decade, they blend into transparent glosses and lacquers to give light subtly. "Today, technological advances are refining their size, their thickness and giving them more color," said Carole Colombani, make-up artist and YouTubereuse on MakeUp Is Freedom.
Eye glitter glue to use for makeup?
"Attention, they exist in different forms, which are not used for the same thing," warned Carole Colombani, who uses regularly on shootings. For a very natural glow, as radiating from the inside of the skin, we turn to micas because these minerals return the light with a very gentle reflection. They are found in illuminators , creams, foundations and blushes . "Cream or powder, whatever, it depends mainly on the rendering you want: a cream texture will blend better for more subtlety when a powder will be more glamorous," advises the make-up artist.For a slightly shinier shine, the micronized straws are only slightly wider than the mother of pearl but much brighter. "By returning light in all directions, they create micro-flashes on the skin and are in the latest generation of highlighters," she says. As for the classic straw, it is posco topcoat on a makeup, flush eyelashes or light area as the inner corner of the eye to give dimension to the look.
On which parts of the face can we apply them?
On the face, we can quite opt for a slightly pearly cream foundation but studio makeup artists prefer to create a custom glow."Mix the equivalent of a grain of rice micro-glitter in a good hazel moisturizer and gently massage the face, neck and why not the shoulders," decrypts Carole Colombani. The flicker is not visible at first, but only when you move. To refresh the complexion, we put the highlighter above the arc of the eyebrow, cupid's bow, the chin and the bridge of the nose: "but especially not on the tip, it flattens the nose flat by optical illusion, "insists the pro. For the eyes, we think of layering . A layer of pearlescent cream in base and another layer of glitter powder glitter topcoat gives size and depth to the eye."If you want to glitter your eyelashes, always choose a mascara darker than your iris not to turn off the eyes: Bordeaux or Emerald glitters in a black base for example," recommends our expert. Another option: the brown pencil inlaid with hazelnut chips. "It gives a spark to the eyes, it's very bright, more chic and subtle than a black pencil often glittery with silver." On the nails, we push the snobbery by adopting matte sequins, less girly and more elegant, which still give the reflection to the manicure. Regarding the thorny issue of the glittering mouth, it is better to avoid if you have a life out of the catwalks according to Carole Colombani: "Glitter irresistibly attract the eye and better be looked into the eyes."
Fix them as a pro
Glitter and pearls are not traditional pigments. They therefore apply differently. "They are planted and do not sweep on the skin or they will crush and extinguish their flicker." Moisten the area to be glittered with a brush impregnated with thermal water. Collect and apply the eye glitter glue with a foam or silicone applicator, which prevents them from falling by electro-droop. Then pat them with a fan brush on the complexion or flat and firm on the eyes. Fix the result by spraying a make-up fixer. Remove those that have fallen (on the ring for example) with a micro-porous plaster. This very light adhesive paper is used to attach dressings and can be found in all pharmacies. To remove make-up, remove as much of the material as you can to avoid rubbing the particles on the skin, which could scratch the sensitive skin. Then massage the areas with a cleansing oil that "captures" the flakes. Remove all with a cotton soaked in micellar water, micelles will magnetize the oil and eye glitter glue it contains.
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