How to Use Rhinestones in a Makeup Look | My FOTDs

I recently went to India (in December) and did a heck of a lot of shopping when I was there. One of the things that I bought the most of was bindis! Seriously though…I bought about 15 packets of them. Not to worry, I am putting them to very good use. Below are some such examples of looks, both simple and more elaborate, that I have created using them. Check out my Instagram (@subitamaria) for details such as the products used in the specific looks.

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I was going for mint inspired (eyes, llips, nails, scarf, etc) Indian look, so the placement was pretty minimal.

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This was inspired by a look done by @marionchameleon on Instagram. The rhinestones (and the lashes) really made the look, and added some dimension along with the glitter dots.

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This was my Valentine’s makeup, and the red rhinestones just added that pop of something ‘special’. I loved it (also twas the first time I was very happy with my winged liner)!

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A slightly different take on the previous look. This time a double wing, with one red rhinestone accenting it. It tied in the look with the flower and my dress (both red).

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This was a very spur of the moment look – no rhyme or reason to it but I love how it turned out!

By now I’m sure you can tell that I love using bindis/rhinestones, whether as a feature or accent piece. They’re perfect to draw attention to the lips, or to add a little bit of sparkle and shine to a look. Although I bought mine in India, I’m sure they’re available on eBay, at Indian stores (grocery/fabric) or craft stores. Pick some up if you’re feeling experimental!

Would you ever incorporate them into a look, or d’you feel this would be too much for your lifestyle? Let me know your thoughts!

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