When it comes to this year’s Autumn and Winter beauty looks, most of them leave me, well…a bit cold. Glossy, Vaseline-slicked skin? No thanks. Androgynous eyebrows? Not for me, my friend.
But sparkling glam rock-inspired eyes? NOW you’re speaking my language! Let’s just say that sequins practically flow through my veins and I’ve never met a tube of glitter that I didn’t like.
So when St Enoch Rewards recently asked me to create a makeup look based on one of the new season’s beauty trends, I agreed quicker than you can say Cosmic Dancer!
With the challenge well and truly accepted, I headed to St Enoch to pick out an arsenal of products to help me feel less blah and more Bowie. Armed with £100 and the new St Enoch Rewards app, I decided to head for some cult favourites at the centre’s beauty counters.
If you happened to be following along on my Instagram Stories, you’ll know that I made a beeline for The Body Shop. Any bold makeup look is all about that base (’bout that base…) so I made sure that the first item in my basket was their best-selling Instablur primer to help keep my face in place!
Next up, I visited Urban Decay at Debenhams – AKA glitter heaven! Before I ran face-first into the pixie dust though, I picked out another primer product. The Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion has been a long-time favourite of mine and, as someone who used to think primers were a huge swindle, I just can’t believe the difference it makes, ensuring that eye makeup stays put.
After that, I chose one of the brand’s new Moondust eyeshadows in the shade Stargazer, which looks like liquified gold and is packed with iridescent sparkles. It was love at first sight!
Not satisfied with the metallic shimmer on my lids I spied Heavy Metal liquid eyeliner in Amp and decided to layer it over my usual eyeliner – can you REALLY ever have enough glitter? The answer is no, no you can’t.
While at Urban Decay I finished my look with some Naked Skin concealer to help correct dark circles and the Naked Illuminated powder to sweep over my cheeks.
At the checkouts, I scanned my St Enoch Rewards card and checked the app later that day to make sure that my points were adding up (they were!). Unlocking different “levels” of points means increased rewards like discounts and extra freebies – who doesn’t like to get more bang for their buck these days?
As you can see, it didn’t take too long until I was experimenting with my new products to create some glamtastic eye makeup! I just love any excuse to break out this kind of look and, even though it’s ideal for nights out and special events, I don’t think I’ll be able to resist sneaking this eyeshadow into my everyday makeup bag from time to time.
You can find out more about St Enoch Rewards here – be sure to pick up a swipe card at the centre on your next shopping trip.
So yay or no way: would you rock a metallic glittery eye? What are some of your favourite cult products?
Thanks to St Enoch Rewards for encouraging my glitter addiction!