We "Got Stoned" With Globelamp's Elizabeth Le Fey
Prepare your eyelids for bedazzling
Photographed by Elva Lexa.
The following feature appears in the June/July 2016 issue of NYLON.
Besides her perfectly pastel My Little Pony locks, it’s hard not to notice Elizabeth Le Fey’s glitter- and gem-bedazzled eyes. For those unfamiliar, eight years ago Le Fey started her self-proclaimed “minimalist psych folk” project, Globelamp. Her full-length album The Orange Glow debuted last month on Wichita Recordings, and a worldwide tour will follow. But let’s get back to the glitter. As Le Fey explains her obsession, “I like doing my makeup like this because I love things that sparkle. The eyes are the gateway to the soul, and I like to have the best entrances. I think my love for Sailor Moon, the Spice Girls, and Rainbow Brite influenced my love for such things. I remember being in fifth grade and getting in trouble at school for wearing glitter—they called it ‘makeup.’ I didn’t even think about glitter as makeup, it was glitter!” Her best tip for applying face appliqué? “Primer! That way it doesn’t get all over your face,” she says. “I put a piece of tissue or toilet paper on my face to avoid glitter sticking to my cheeks, and then I use eyelash glue to apply gems because it helps them stay in place.”
Make Up For Ever Glitters, $15 each, available at Sephora
Claire’s Multicolor Skin Gems, $5, available at Claire's
NYX Cosmetics Face & Body Glitter, $6 each, available at NYX Cosmetics
M.A.C. Cosmetics Glitter, $22 each, available at MAC Cosmetics
Elegant Touch Stylist Gem Wheel, $8.50 each, available at ASOS
Lime Crime Glitter Helper, $20 each, available at Urban Outfitters
DUO Eyelash Adhesive, $9, available at Sephora