Want to make an impression when you decide to get dolled-up? Why not put on a bedazzling rhinestone makeup? Nothing spells shining, shimmering, and splendid than adding actual gems to your look. Who needs bling when you can make your bejewelled eyelids a strong statement accessory? But how can you pull this off and make it appropriate for a planned casual ensemble? Here are some gemmed tips to help you slay the rhinestone makeup trend.
Glam up your faux freckles
Take the fake freckle trend up a notch. Push the envelope even further by using gems for them instead. Make sure you sprinkle them strategically and not as cleanly as you may first want. This gives the illusion that your face was actually peppered with gems.
Outline your eyes
Instead of smudgy eyeliners, try using small gems to outline your eye makeup. Using this technique not only accentuates your peepers, but it also turns you from beauty maven to a beauty goddess. Make sure that your eyes are free from anything that's wet or sticky so the rhinestones can be applied with ease. Next, make sure to use a safe yet strong adhesive like Revlon’s Precision Lash Adhesive and you’re good to go for the rest of the day.
Add shimmer to your lids
Forget the conventional eye shadow; give your peepers an instant glow and shape with some rhinestones. Line them up the way you would do your favourite eye makeup. Just make sure not to overdo it by trying a colour that’s flattering. Start with a shade that can highlight your complexion such as clear bling or maybe a soft rose quartz colour.
Sparkling nose stud
If you’re not ready to go all-out bling, then you can start with the rhinestone makeup trend with something subtle like a nose stud-inspired look. All you need is a decent-sized gem and place it on the crease of your nose for an interesting touch.
Dot the cat eye and dot
Another way you can ease into the rhinestone makeup trend is by simply dotting your cat eye with a gem. Strategically place a rhinestone or two at the end of your eyeliner wings to give your look a fun yet subtle touch. It’s undeniably simpler yet it still gives a touch of drama.
(Cover photo from: @ponysmakeup)