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Your Guide to Swarovski Flatback Rhinestone Makeup

May 12, 2023 3 min read

Your Guide to Blinging Up Your Makeup with Swarovski Flatback Crystals

Glitter makeup has become incredibly popular in recent years - and it’s not hard to see why! Helping to create a more glamorous, glitzy effect, it’s great for all kinds of occasions from nights on the town to birthday celebrations. 

However, if you really want to bling up your makeup, why not use Swarovski flatback crystals?  The sparkle and glamour of Swarovski crystals cannot be beaten, and there’s lots of ways you can use them in your beauty routine. In the following blog, we’re going to take a look at how you can bling up your makeup with Swarovski flatback crystals, and create that perfect fun, glitzy, glamorous look.  


What is Rhinestone makeup?

Rhinestone makeup is a wonderful way to make your cosmetic products stand out, pop and shimmer! The beauty of this style is the limitless possibility for personalisation and uniqueness - and with the glamour of Swarovski crystals, you can truly turn even the most understated make-up look into something head-turning. 

So, how does it work? Put simply, rhinestone makeup involves the artful placement of small gem-like pieces, usually made of crystal or glass, on the face to complement a makeup look. Among these, Swarovski Flatback Rhinestones stand out due to their premium quality, incredible shine, and varied colour options.

These glittering additions are perfect for creating dramatic and mesmerising make-up looks for special occasions, but are also great solutions when it comes to creating stage make-up looks for actors and actresses in live productions. Just imagine that sparkle under the theatre lights!

How to add crystals to your make-up look: tips and tricks

Planning your design

Before you start, it is important to have a clear plan for your design: rhinestone makeup can be as simple or intricate as you like! You might choose to place a few rhinestones around your eyes for a subtle effect or design an intricate pattern that covers a larger portion of your face.

Start by visualising your design or sketching it out on paper. Consider the size, shape, and colour of your rhinestones, as well as their placement. You may wish to use different sized rhinestones to add depth and interest to your design.

Preparing your skin

Just as you would with any makeup application, start with a clean, moisturised face. If you're using foundation or other makeup, apply it before you start with the rhinestones.

Make sure you’re using a skin-safe adhesive

One of the most important things to remember, when glueing Swarovski flatback crystals onto the face, is to use a skin-safe adhesive. Never use standard-selling superglue as this can not only stick solidly to the skin, causing it to peel when you take it off, but it also contains chemicals which could cause damage too. You’ll also want to make sure you buy Swarovski flat back Crystals from an authorised supplier, such as us at Bluestreak Crystals. 

Application technique

When applying your Swarovski Flatback Rhinestones, start from the centre of your design and work your way out. This will allow you to make sure your design is symmetrical and well-balanced.

Layering and mixing

Feel free to mix different sizes, shapes, and colours of rhinestones in your design. This can add depth and visual interest. You can even layer rhinestones on top of one another for a 3D effect.

Make those eyes pop

One of the most popular ways to bling up your face is to use the crystals around the eye area. There’s actually lots of ways to do this, but one of the easiest is to use the crystals around the lower eyelid.

Placing Swarovski flatback crystals along the line under the eye in an oval shape creates a real stand-out look. You can use whichever colours you prefer, though even simple clear crystals will look fab. You could also line just below the lower or upper eyelid for a subtle yet glitzy look.

Sexy, shimmering lips

If you prefer to glitz up the lips, it’s easy to add Swarovski flatback crystals to your look. Before putting on any lip gloss or lipstick, apply the crystals. Then, once they’ve set, you can colour around them with lipstick if desired. If you want to go all out, you can add the crystals to the entire lip area, giving them the ultimate sparkling and glitzy makeover.

The above are just some of the ways you can glitz up your makeup with Swarovski flatback crystals. Remember, the most important thing is to ensure you’re using a suitable adhesive. Don’t forget that you can check out tutorials online if you need inspiration for crystal make-up ideas!


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