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Playdate: Golden Beach Babe

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Something I discovered at IMATS is glitter in toned down colors. Well.. maybe it’s not really where I discovered it, but before IMATS I always associated glitter on the eyes as something bright, flashy and over-the-top. When I went over to the Eye Kandy booth, one of the girls working there was swatching glitters mixed with their adhesive on her hand. She was showing us all the colors we asked her to, which were mostly bright shades of pink, blue, and purple. She suggested a honey shade, which I hadn’t even noticed. When she swatched it, it was beautiful! She said it’s a great way to spice up an everyday look without going crazy, and I HAD to try a look like that!


While this isn’t using Eye Kandy, it is using Lit Cosmetics, as I had one of their toned-down shades of glitter for a few months and honestly hadn’t looked twice at it because I didn’t think of how gorgeous it could be. Shame on me, I’m glad I learned my lesson!






Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Naked Cosmetics Java Collection
LIT Cosmetics Beach Babe Glitter
NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil- Milk
Naked Cosmetics Cotton Candy Collection
Stila Waterproof Glitter Liner- Rock Candy
Stila Smudge Stick- Stingray
Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara

Lancome Star Bronzer- Sunbath
MAC Mineralized Blush- Touch of Coral
YSL Celebration Palette

Thierry Mugler Plexi Gloss- Coral Reflexion



  1. evelyn

    July 19, 2011 at 3:56 am

    love it!!!

  2. Christy

    July 19, 2011 at 4:09 am


  3. Mackenzie

    July 19, 2011 at 4:12 am

    dude that lipgloss is freaking sweet!! :D

  4. Shea

    July 19, 2011 at 4:36 am

    So pretty!

  5. Donna

    July 19, 2011 at 5:18 am

    This is AWESOME. I don’t have any neutral or honey colored glitter but I will definitely be recreating this look without it. I just love my UD Naked Palette – tooootally going to redo it using that! Except for the purple, of course. I just want to add that I LOVE your more neutral looks – because while they are neutral shades and are totally safe for work, they’re still always a little bit loud and super fun. I love it!!

    • Cassie

      July 19, 2011 at 12:19 pm

      I used the Naked palette. It looks pretty similar to this look. Using Sidecar from the palette will get you the glittery look :) Plus you can use any bright color aside from purple and it’ll still look really pretty

      • Donna Trigg

        July 20, 2011 at 9:08 pm

        I’m so glad I checked this site before I did my makeup :) I literally have everything splayed out right now, getting ready to go, I just wanted to see if she had a youtube video up of how she did it. Thank you for the recommendation!!

  6. Marlena

    July 19, 2011 at 5:22 am

    SO gorgeous Leesha! I love this look on you :)

  7. Jenny$1983

    July 19, 2011 at 6:51 am

    That is so gorgeous! Definitely my favourite shade of eyeshadow :)

  8. yoshimi

    July 19, 2011 at 7:34 am

    Very cute look and unique way to use glitter. I do want to add, though, that getting glitter fallout on the cheeks isn’t always a BAD thing. I’ve actually gotten complements when I’ve accidentally sprinkled my cheeks/ under eye area with glitter :3

    • Kim

      July 20, 2011 at 10:47 am

      agreed!! I like to shimmer myself on a daily basis. Victoria’s Secret used to have those edible body shimmers from the Beauty Rush collection and I LOVE them. I love sparkle, what can I say?

  9. Kristina

    July 19, 2011 at 11:34 am

    I agree that UDN pal will have some solid replacement colors for this look w/out the glitter. I can not pull off glitter even when I was younger and glitter was the thing to do!

  10. Rachael

    July 19, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Stunning!! I am going to have to buy these colors. Love it!

  11. Sammie

    July 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Purple brushes! WHAT!? Are they sigma? The ones in the two cups that snap together?

    • Leesha

      July 19, 2011 at 5:27 pm


  12. Tina

    July 19, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    I just found a store where i live because of this that has Too Faced and LIT !!! :) you have no idea how happy i am!

  13. Fox

    July 19, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    LOVE THIS LOOK!!! It’s neutral but still noticeable. I love looks that are safe for work, but aren’t so bland that nobody really notices. Definetly going to re-create this look with my UD Naked Palette. Thanks for this wonderful look Leesha!

  14. Veronica

    July 19, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I will try this look for sure!!!
    Thank you :)

  15. Chris

    July 19, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Fun, summery look =).
    I live in Oslo, Norway and was going shopping today for some summer make-up and beauty products. Among others, I bought crackel nail polish, all thanks to you Leesha! When I got home I had to try it immediately, and I love it =).
    Thanks for the inpiration, I hadn’t heard about it before you swatched it.

  16. thenailaholic

    July 19, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    BEAUTIFUL Leesha!

  17. Nicole

    July 19, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    very beautiful look! even though i don’t have those producs i’m definatly gonna try something similair :)

  18. Marta

    July 19, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    One of the best looks you ever did Leesha, so pretty!

  19. Jess

    July 21, 2011 at 12:32 am

    I would love to see your twist on Adele’s make up. I know it’s simple, but you always add that little pop of color, makes it perfect POP! :)

  20. Hallie

    July 27, 2011 at 7:34 am

    I absolutely LOVE this look! (P.S. I have those Betsy Johnson earrings! They’re my favorites!)

  21. chichi

    August 2, 2011 at 5:53 am

    I absolutely love this look! I think I’m going to use a brown glitter with black in the crease and teal at the bottom

  22. Inge

    August 3, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    what do you think about the eyeshadow primers from nyx, i thought about it when you used the milk eyeshodow pencil.

  23. Monique

    August 9, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    That is a very nice way to add a little sparkle to you 9-5. I really like the softly spoken surprise

  24. Elizabeth Flaherty

    November 7, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Just found this post as I was looking around. This is one of my favorite looks. Do you have a tutorial for this look? I like the gold tone glitter.

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