Columbia's Chinese Students Club asked me to be a part of their Lunar Gala 2013 to benefit the Chinese Care Foundation. I don't get the chance to do much runway makeup, so I jumped at the chance to donate my services. It was strongly suggested that we use sequins on the student/models so I gave it go and was very pleased with the results!
Here are some tips when applying sequins:
- Prep Time. Glue + Sequins = Mess! Set up an area with one or two synthetic liner brushes, makeup remover, cotton swabs, and if possible have model lean back or lay down. Prime eye area with a cream eye shadow (powder shadows don't hold up as well) whether neutral or colorful.
- Glue and Go. Squeeze a dab of Duo Eye Lash Glue (1) onto a makeup palette (or hand mirror) and apply a light layer of glue with your liner brush, doing small sections at a time. For large sequins you can apply with tweezers or fingers. For small sequins, apply a patch of glue and sprinkle sequins over skin (this can get messy). Let dry for 60 secs then re-apply where needed. Try sequins from SparkleHaven (2).
- The Edit. Makeup is all about cleaning-up and tweaking, so don't sweat it if you have sequins stick or don't stick where you want them. Remove sequins (gently and use a cotton swab and makeup remover to rid skin of glue).
- Pretty it up. No matter how spectacular the makeup effect, we wanted a "pretty" look. A rosy lip color (3) and cheek warmed up the skin for a soft finish that complemented the sparkly eye.