LOTW: A Little Champagne Shimmer to Glam Up Your Sick Days

Sparkles make me feel better.
Publish date:
November 19, 2015
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As I mentioned last week, I caught whatever crud is circulating, and I’m still battling it. My beauty routine tends to suffer when I’m sick because I can’t be bothered with it, but sometimes looking better is a step in the right direction to feeling better.

And nothing makes me feel better than adding a little bit of shimmer to my life. Ready?

After priming my eyelids, I added a shimmer cream shadow base to my lids, concentrating a bit extra to the center because that’s where I really want the look to pop.

Next, I applied a shimmery pink champagne eyeshadow over that cream shadow base.

With a stiff blending brush, I applied a cool, matte gray shadow to the outer third of my crease, carrying it down onto the outer third of my lid in a V shape.

I blended everything out by taking a matte, light taupe shadow on a fluffy blending brush and applying in windshield-wiper motions just above the crease.

Mixing a bit of charcoal gray and black shadow, I added a little definition to my upper lash line by lining it with a pencil brush.

To make the eyes pop a little bit more, I added a matte white shadow underneath my brows and a shimmery ivory shadow to the inner corner of my eyelids to highlight.

I kept the rest of the look simple with a soft pink blush and wine-stained lips:

Here are the looks I was loving from last week:

How do you cheer yourself up when you’re sick? What are your go-to makeup looks when you need to "fake it 'til you make it"? Let me know in the comments below or on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Don’t forget to #xoLOTW and tag @xovain.