Spice up your go-to makeup look with a set of eye-catching face jewels. You can apply a few tiny crystals for a subtle hint of bling or go all-out with chunky neon gems arranged in elaborate designs. Whatever vibe you’re going for, proper application technique is KEY. Grab a pen and paper—you’ll wanna take some notes!
- Collect application materials: First off, collect all the right tools. You’ll need face jewels (duh), a pair of tweezers, a paper towel and cosmetic adhesive. Eyelash glue works great, but if you want those gems to really stick, invest in some Spirit Gum (it’s what the pros use to apply prosthetics like in the movies). Both are great options because they’re safe and gentle on the skin. Definitely do NOT use Elmer’s glue—you’ll get a nasty rash, and that ain’t cute, honey!
- Prep the skin: Go through your skincare routine, then apply your makeup. It’s smart to prep for the body jewels with a spritz of matte setting spray, so the cosmetic adhesive doesn’t ruin all your hard work. You might also want to clear away tiny patches of makeup with a cotton swab dipped in a liquid makeup remover. That way, the gems are applied directly to clean, bare skin and have a better chance of sticking all night.
- Apply adhesive: Squeeze a dime-sized amount of cosmetic adhesive onto the paper towel. Use your tweezers to pick up one crystal at a time, dipping it into the glue. All you need is a small dab on the flat side of each crystal. Anything more than that, and the glue will leak out the sides and turn your rave makeup into a sticky mess.
- Get to sparkling: Now it’s time to bedazzle your face! We recommend propping a photo of the look you want to achieve against your bathroom mirror as a frame of reference. After dipping each crystal in cosmetic adhesive, press it onto the desired location and hold for at least 10 seconds. Remove the tweezers, and voila! It’s that easy. One jewel down, 40 more to go…
This process can be a major hassle. Alternatively, you can transform into a goddess in mere seconds by applying Neva Nude’s pre-formed, self-adhesive face crystals. We’ve artfully arranged dozens of face jewels on adhesive strips, so you don’t have to spend hours gluing individual gems onto your face.
If you want a little more creative freedom, a jar of loose face jewels like our Crystal Creations allows you to create unique patterns that’ll stand out in the crowd. These are still self-adhesive, though, so you can cut down the application time.
The best part is you can save our crystals and re-apply them for future raves with a little bit of lash glue!