Last year, a friend had some adventures that included seeing ABBA. She had a requirement: vegan glitter. While I don’t know what she ended up with, I joined the hunt for products and offered up Lemonhead LA glitters as a suggestion. I would later learn that, in the realm of cosmetic glitter, Lemonhead LA reigns supreme. If you’re on the hunt for glitter that sets the standard, your search ends here.
This is a legacy post commenting on Refinery29’s Interview Makeup article. My content has been given a facelift; it has been edited for clarity and ease-of-reading, but is ultimately the same. I winced as I re-read it and the article that inspired it. WTF.
The other day I was reading various beauty-related articles when I came across this one from Refinery29 discussing Skype or other video-call interviews. Seeing the title, I was intrigued – this could be pretty useful to a lot of people these days.
The Refinery29 article is filled with advice solicited from Michelle Phan, Nic from Pixiwoo/Real Techniques, and Deepica Mutyala; a blogger/vlogger I was unfamiliar with until I read. I’m not a regular Refinery29 reader, but was looking forward to the content.
Knowing Your Interview Audience
It starts off with sound advice from Mutyala – that you should understand who you’ll be interviewing with. Obviously, if you are interviewing in a traditionally very conservative field, like law, you need to keep your makeup understated and very safe. Advancing to the topic of lighting, she makes a point to share that thoughtful lighting is key to a web conference-style interview. It’s no secret that cameras tend to pick things up a little differently than our eyes tend to on our own – webcams, especially ones built-in to your laptop’s lid, are certainly no exception. Throw in a less-than-ideal lighting arrangement, and people could use some help presenting themselves professionally – so this is good stuff, so far.
Keep the Focus on You, Not Your Surroundings
If you came here expecting a demonstration or tutorial of glitter eyebrows, I’m sorry (not sorry) to disappoint. A well-sculpted brow is a beautiful thing, but we’re approaching silliness here.
In the space of a single week, I’ve seen a few glitter eyebrow photos pop up on various places on the beauty-concerned web.
Here are a few notable ones. Glambot, in talking about an app that makes makeup recommendations, displays this relatively straight, glittery gold brow (and some other things):
— Glambot (@glambotlove) October 9, 2014
Looks like they were sculpted with a great deal of care. Oh Anastaaaaasia, you didn’t tell us you were coming out with a new Dipbrow shade! What’s it called – gilded? I kid. (Also Dipbrow is amazing and if you knock it you’re probably using it incorrectly).
And then there’s this one, from MAC:
— MACcosmetics (@MACcosmetics) October 7, 2014
I love pigments and glitter as much as the next girl (but probably not as much as Ke$ha in that I do not want to siphon off my blood and replace it with a sparkly liquid) but this renders me a little speechless. Yes, I know it is for some fashion show nonsense but still – what’s the angle here? “Nothing screams chic like holographic gold glitter eyebrows that disperse towards the model’s hairline…”
I showed the MAC-tweeted photo to a friend who remarked that she just wants to be glitter for Halloween. (Seriously, add these leggings from American Apparel in the Gold Dot/Black color and you may be onto something…)
Is this actually a thing, or are glitter eyebrows just happening for the sake of artistry?
If this is just happening for artistic purposes then that’s cool. I would strongly caution against wearing something like this in a role you need to be taken seriously in (assuming it is not an artistic industry) because it simply will not happen.
When I was last in Sephora a while ago (springtime!), I picked up one of their shadow singles in No. 21, Space Odyssey. On clearance and never having tried a Sephora branded product before, I wasn’t expecting much. I haven’t been impressed by other, “house-brand,” shadows before, and even though I love Sephora, I was entirely expecting it to be just okay. (Spoilers: MY BAD.)
Sephora eyeshadow in No. 21 Space Odyssey
I’ve had it for months now, and just picked it up to swatch it on Thursday night. For the love of CATS this shadow is pigmented. And awesome. And pigmented. And glittery. Take a look!