FOTD: Glittery Gunmetal Grey | The Cupid Bow

Glitter can turn a simple eyeshadow look into the most glamourous… but it can be one hell of a mother trucker to work with. If you’re a makeup junkie like me then you know EXACTLY what I’m talking about. It goes everywhere doesn’t it? I usually find traces of it in my bed a week after I’ve used it. And in other random places. Like the fridge. But despite its bad behaviour we still continue to use it… because it does look blimin’ beautiful when it’s on doesn’t it? Last night I opted for a gunmental grey look with a touch of glitter over the top for a few (thousand) cocktails with the girls (and this would be the part where I kindly ask you to forget that I was supposed to be doing Dry January). I’ve done a normal gunmental grey smokey base and have patted a small amount of bronze glitter over the top for a contrasting hue. I did have a lot of fallout with this look (oh surprise, surprise) but I’ve discovered a nifty trick that helps to rid the flecks from the skin without sticking to it and smudging into your foundation. When I apply my Ben Nye Banana Powder underneath my eyes, I leave it to sit there until I’ve done my eyeshadow. This way, the powder catches the fallout from my eyes and I can just sweep it all off together with a fan brush. TA-DAH! You are most welcome πŸ™‚

Let me know what you think of this look and also what your choice of makeup was for the weekend. As always, the products are listed below the pictures:
Products used:

Benefit The Porefessional Primer
Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick in Warm Beige 3.5
Ben Nye Banana Powder to highlight
Revitalash Spotlight Highlighting Pencil
Benefit Hoola Bronzer to contour
Rimmel Wake Me Up in 002 Radiant Rose as blusher
MUA Eyeshadow in Shade 19 over eyelid base
MUA Eyeshadow in Shade 30 over the top
‘Blackout’ from Urban Decay Naked Palette 2 in outer corner of lid
‘Foxy’ from Urban Deca Naked Palette 2 through the crease
Benefit They’re Real! Mascara
L’orealΒ Color Riche Le Kohl Pencil Liner along waterline
Ardell Demi Wispies Lashes
Barry M Lipgloss in Bubblegum Pink
Brushes: MAC, Eco Tools and Crownbrush




  1. January 30, 2014 / 4:00 pm

    Hi dear, you have such lovely blog and this is a great post, I hope we can follow each other, if you decided to follow me on BLOGLOVIN, please let me know so I can follow you back.xoxo

  2. January 31, 2014 / 9:36 am

    Beautiful look (: glitter is a great way to glam up a look!

  3. January 31, 2014 / 2:07 pm

    Thank you! Certainly is πŸ™‚

  4. Kat B
    February 1, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    Oh wow, you look so gorgeous! Really love the eyeshadow!

    I nominated you for a Liebster Award – see my blog to “recieve” it πŸ™‚

    Kat B

  5. February 1, 2014 / 2:32 pm

    Aww bless you lovely! Thank you so much. And thank you for the Liebster award too! Xxx

  6. February 4, 2014 / 9:47 pm

    Oh My!! Thats a gorgeous eye makeup!! I wish you had a tutorial for it..Its simply FAB πŸ™‚ <3

    would love your visit to my blog n following ya πŸ™‚ <3

  7. February 4, 2014 / 10:45 pm

    I will do one at some point, thanks for the request! Will drop by your blog and have a look thank you for reading! X

  8. March 14, 2014 / 1:50 pm

    BEAUTIFUL! Those ardell lashes are my faves, I have like 6 pairs of them lying around at any one time haha. xx

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