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Eyebrow Glitter Giambattista Valli FW16 Makeup Tutorial

Gigi Hadid walking in the Giambattista Valli FW16 show in Paris.  Image by: Imaxtree

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How to recreate this look in 5 gifs

Your New Year's Eve makeup, explained. 

“Every girl deserves a silver lining – that’s my thought,” Val Garland, makeup artist for M.A.C Cosmetics, told us backstage at Giambattista Valli in Paris, referring to the sparkling metallic shade she was using to draw a line under models' eyebrows. Such was our inspiration for this holiday party/New Year's Eve approved look. Bridget Powell, makeup artist for beGlammed, an app that sends professional hair and makeup artists to you on demand (think of it as an Uber service for glam), came to the ELLE Canada Closet and showed us how to DIY the look for people who want to embrace glitter but have worn enough of it on their lips to last a lifetime. This placement "is a fresher way of doing glitter this season," says Powell. 

 

STEP 1

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Apply chocolate brown eyeshadow to add definition to the eye.

 

Step 2

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Apply a coat of mascara to your top and bottom lashes. Powell set the under-eye area with Hourglass Ambient Lighting in Diffused Light to give a natural-looking satin – not matte – glow. "It's winter, our skin is drier," she says. "We don't want to use products that enhance that. We want skin to look healthy and glowing."

 

Step 3

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Fill-in brows with a shade slightly lighter than your natural hair colour so they look groomed, but understated. Powell dipped an eyeliner brush into Lit Cosmetics Clearly Liquid Glitter Base then into loose glitter in Tinsle Town to create a liner. "You can make this look your own," says Powell. "We did glitter from end-to-end, but you can even do the top of the brow, or just the inner corner." 

 

Step 4

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Fill lips in with a nude liner and lipstick. (The focus of the look should be the brows.) Powell used M.A.C Cosmetics liner in Oak and matte lipstick in Honeylove. 

 

Step 5

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"Bronzing is different than contouring," says Powell. Bronzing the skin brings warmth and should be done first, whereas contouring is about creating definition. Bronze the skin from the hairline through the cheekbones (she used Benefit Dew The Hoola Liquid Bronzer) and then go in with a contouring powder. "I used Makeup Geek in Break Up, which is a cooler colour with more grey undertones which will give you that sculpted, contoured look," she says. 

For the slicked-back hair (it isn't as hard as you think!) watch the one minute tutorial from Justin German, consulting hairstylist with Pantene, below. "If you're at work and you didn't have time to wash your hair, this is a great little alternative," says German. "It doesn't require bobby pins or a blowdryer." 

 

Hair, Justin German for Pantene; Makeup, Bridget Powell for beGlammed; Editor, Victoria DiPlacido; Videographer, Benjamin Reyes, Model, Katherine Flemming. Shot in the ELLE Canada Closet. 

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