Friday, October 25, 2013

Look of the Day Gemstone Series: Diamond

Hiya!  I have the next look in my "inspired by gemstones" series for you today -- a girl's best friend... diamonds!

I broke out the glitter for my diamond look.  Lots of sparkle in this one.

Diamonds, which are April's birthstone, are the hardest gemstones in the world. Diamonds actually come in many colors, which are "determined by the type of impurities that are present in the stone."(American Gem Society)  According to the American Gem Society the name diamond is "adopted from the Greek word "adamas," meaning invincible."

source: American Gem Society

You can sort of see the glitter on the cheeks.  

Eyes:  Urban Decay eyeshadow in Polyester Bride -- all over the lid up to the brow
          Girlactik Beauty glitter in Multi Jewels -- on the moving lid
          Tarina Tarantino Hyperliner eyeliner in Tommy Jet -- waterline
          Milani Liquif'Eye Metallic Eyeliner in Silver -- lower lash line
          Sonia Kashuk Long Wear Gel Liner in Ebony -- upper lash line
          Fyrinnae loose eyeshadow in Immortality -- over gel liner
          Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara

Cheeks:  Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Blush in Candy Cameo
             Sephora+Pantone Universe Alchemy of Color Face Palette -- highlighter

Lips:  Milani Color Statement Lipliner in Nude
         DiorKiss lipgloss in Sorbet Meringue

Girlactik Beauty glitter in Multi Jewels, Fyrinnae loose eyshadow in Immortality

Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Blush in Candy Cameo

Sephora+Pantone Universe Alchemy of Color Face Palette highlighter

Milani Color Statement Lipliner in Nude, DiorKiss Lipgloss in Sorbet Meringue

from left: Urban Decay Polyester Bride, Fyrinnae Immortality, Girlactik Multi Jewels, Tarina Tarantino Tommy Jet eyeliner, Milani Liquif'Eye liner in Silver, Sonia Kashuk gel liner in Ebony

from left: Tarina Tarantino Dollskin Blush in Candy Cameo, Sephora+Pantone Universe palette highlighter, Milani lipliner in Nude, Diorkiss lipgloss in Sorbet Meringue

This photo shows the glitter in the DiorKiss gloss better.

And for good measure, some diamond-y nails using Wet 'n' Wild Wild Shine Nail Color in 469.

Blurry photo so you can see the multi colored glitter.

Capturing glitter in photographs is rather difficult.  This was much more multi-colored and sparkly in person.

This makeup might actually work as a halloween costume if you wanted to be a a sparkle fairy or something.  Or a disco ball.

Sparkle sparkle!


  1. Very pretty! It's nice to bust out the glitter sometimes. Agreed that it's so hard to capture glitter in photos... either it doesn't look as exciting as it does in person or it just makes things blurry, lol.

    1. The photos don't show just how much glitter I had on my cheeks (fall out mostly, but also the highlighter I used).

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    1. Thank you! I almost attempted to wear some false lashes with rhinestones that I have, but I chickened out. I need more practice!

  3. Ooh, the shimmer and glitter are stunning! Your lashes look amazing too :)