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So I finally got round to trying out the glossy lid look. A popular trend right now where you use eye gloss or even lipgloss (what I used) on your lids to create an ethereal glow to your makeup.
I will say this is more editorial rather than a wearable out-the-door makeup but depending on what type of look you’re going for – the “undone” eyes is also a stylish trend.
To create this was quite simple. Very straightforward and easy to customise to what you want.
First, I’d advise an eye primer (not that it’ll change the fact that it will crease and slide) but this will help with the eyeshadow stay in place whilst applying the gloss. In terms of what shade, that’s optional.
For my look, I went with a red/orange colour “Burnt Orange” from the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette and blended this on the lids only.
To be honest, I think any gloss is fine to use. At the end of the day, it’s makeup and you can use it as to what you see fit – you can get creative with it.
I used a sheer pink gloss purposely because I wanted a pink hue around my lids. Doing so, I dispensed the gloss applicator across my makeup palette and used a fluffy synthetic eyeshadow brush (which I highly recommend) to pat-and-swipe quickly across the lids. This helps give an even coverage since we’re working with liquid.
I also did the same thing for my highlighter (note: I had already applied cream highlight prior) but took a beauty blender, dabbing into the gloss residue on the palette and quickly but lightly patted it onto my cheekbones, down the nose a little on the side of my forehead + cheeks slightly.
This is a look I think anyone can pull off. You can start small by adding a little gloss to a “no makeup, makeup look” or even adding gloss to a smokey eye.
The glossy lids look is not intended to be long-lasting, but is fun to try and get creative with.