Eye of the Night: Sparkles McGee!

Hi everyone! Don't you love getting to play with makeup when you have no intention of leaving the house? I'm always much more daring when I have this rare opportunity. And with the new Wet n Wild baked and glitter palettes, I have a lot to play with. I've named this post SPARKLES MCGEE (if you've watched BlogTV, you know this was once a Word of the Week!) Anyway- it's obviously a bright pink lip- but the eyes are a combination of black, brown, and magenta along with a lot of sparkle.

What I used...
  • I first primed my lids with Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Then for a black base, I used the Wet n Wild black eyeliner all over the lids. I also lined top & bottom inner rims with this liner.
  • Then I layered the sparkly black in the Wet n Wild Tinsel Mall glitter palette with a sponge tip applicator all over my lid- with the most concentration around the lashline, and a little bit on the outer part of the lower lashline
  • I then blended the brown from the Baking a Cake baked palette to the crease with a large crease brush.
  • I patted the pink glitter cream around the border of the brown with my finger...
  • Then topped it with the magenta baked shadow
  • Used the light pink in the baked palette as a highlight under the brow
  • Dabbed the silver glitter cream on top of the lid, and on the inner half of the lower lashline.
  • Finished off the eyes with a coat of Lancome Doll Lashes and some Ardell lashes (not sure exactly what style these are, but they're super thick & flared at the ends... what Maybelline the Falsies Flared mascara should do to your lashes- according to their ads- LOL)
  • Lips are Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Lollipop, topped with Smashbox lip gloss in Fame.
Just a fun look to play around with... but I must say- it didn't last. I didn't top every part of the glitter creams with a powder just to see how much they would crease. I laid on the couch and read a book for about an hour, looked in the mirror, and I had some major amounts of product collecting in my crease. If these were regular cream shadows I'd say-- use a primer, apply a thin layer of the cream, and then top with shadow... however the whole point of glitter is for it to be on TOP and sparkle! I still need to play with these some more before reviewing... but I can tell that for these glitter palettes to last- you'll have to use them verrry carefully. I'll keep you posted. Thanks for reading! :)

Daily Nuggets...
  • I want ice cream!
  • I shot a haul video today that I'll post in the coming days.
  • I have spent a lot of time in my comfy pants lately.
  • I swatched a ton of stuff on my hand, and after spending roughly a minute washing it off with soap, my Mally Automatic Waterproof liners remain. They faded a bit, but they're definitely still there. And I'm not even mad... that's impressive!


  1. Your eyes look amazing! I love your lipstick too!


  2. That look is so fun and pretty! :D I know what you mean. I wish I had more time to just play with makeup so I could do stuff like this! <3

  3. I love doing that too! Sometimes I'll come downstairs from hours of trying things and my family asks if I'm running away to the circus LOL!
    I love that WetnWild Palette; it looks similar to one by Sephora (This one: http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P292307&categoryId=S11503&shouldPaginate=true) , Maybe you can do a dupe review?

  4. I love doing that too! It's almost liberating, knowing that you can experiment! I love this look. I think it would be perfect for a night out!


  5. absolutely love the look. Too bad about the glitter. Do you own any BH Cosmetics palettes? I just ordered my first one. the third edition.

  6. I've recently discovered your blog and I really do love it.
    One of the things that attracts me the most is that you mix drugstore finds with high end products.
    Your eye look for today was great. Looks like something I'd like to recreate for a date night out.

  7. I Love it <3 Lots of Love from Germany xoxo Désirée

  8. I love how you use drugstore products and turn them into department store/high end looks! This is such a beautiful look!

  9. Hi Emily! That was beautiful! You could definitely add color to a strangers day when you sport that makeup out:)

  10. Love it!!!

    Greetings from Australia!

    Ms Jelena xx

  11. Love this look. I hope they release the limited edition palettes at a Walgreens near me. <3


  12. Hi Emily, great look! Just wondering what you think of the Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters? I've been seeing it in a few blogs and just wanted to know your take on them. Thanks!

  13. this is a great look! I have the wnw baked palette but haven't used yet LOL

  14. I love this look on you! I always wondered why you never tended to do more bold looks.. but it looks so good on you!

    I saw those Wet n Wild cream glitter shadows at CVS and I almost bought one, but I thought I would wait and see how ppl on YT liked them... I'm glad you mentioned that they creased bc that's what I expected from them!


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  16. Loving the lip color. very pretty! love the blog! you should check out mine :) http://www.bangsnbesos.blogspot.com :)

  17. Maybe top it with translucent powder? Let me know if you try it, I would try it but I don't have access to Wet n' Wild. Love the look, and those lip butters look so pigmented!

  18. the Revlon Lip Butter remind me a lot of the Dior addict high shine line

  19. the Revlon lip butter reminde me a lot to the Dior addict high shine but at half the cost i paid about $28 for the dior and $6 for the revlon


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