Challenge of the Month: January 2014: Glitter! (And how you can be involved!)

So a little while ago on Twitter I put the feelers out for a new series: a series where every month I would set myself a theme or a challenge to encourage myself to be a little bit different and really push myself in terms of creativity. I was in a rut and one of my resolutions this year was to become a better make up artist. I thought a great way to do that and to get other people in the community involved was to set a monthly challenge to myself and whoever else wants to join in! And this month its all about glitter!

Working in a beauty hall is both amazing and terrible. Amazing because on my breaks I can have a little wander and play with all the beautiful make up goodness. I just so happened upon the Urban Decay counter and bought a couple of their most glittery items, their glitter liner and moondust eyeshadows. I ended up walking away with two that looked particularly beautiful together and this was the end result (with a little bit of MAC Moleskine in the crease to add some definition. My, my, how I love this look.

Sorry for the overload in pics but just look at that moondust eyeshadow. I used the glitter liner as a primer almost and then lightly tapped on top to give it that more planetary look. I did find the look creased throughout the day, so I will need to work on that but holy hell, its pretty. I need more moondust shadows in my life.

So if anyone would like to participate in this little challenge just tweet me your look at @blogofshadows or email me and I'll be sure to feature you in my next look. You can do one look, or you can do 4 looks, I'll be featuring everyone who takes part :) Glittery goodness will be going up throughout the month, so stay tuned! 


  1. I would love to take part but unfortunately I do not own any glitter pigments or shadows :(
    Looking forward to your next challenge!

    Becoming Becca

  2. Woah, what an amazing glitter look! Love this idea :)
    Maeve // Thrift O'Clock

  3. Ahhh it's so pretty. I need to get me some glitterrrr.

    I have crafty glitter, don't want to put that near my eyes though. :/
    Love the idea of the series though. :D xx

  4. So pretty!! I always get scared of glitter maybe I will give this challenge a go!!

  5. gorgeous look! i think i'll try to take part once!

    brooke | brooke elise

  6. Gosh this shadow is amazing! Looks perfect paired with the neutral shade. I'm definitely going to submit a look :)



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