Once limited to high school craft projects, glitter has caused quite the stir in the beauty world. Shimmery makeup is all the rage on international runways this season. This means it’s time for you to embrace the glitter eyeshadow trend and get your sparkle on. Although you might find it too daunting for an everyday look, you might want to give it a try for all the Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties lined up.
Not sure how to sport this ultra glamourous makeup trend? Worry not! We’ve created a list for you to draw some inspiration from.
First Things First!
Let’s be honest! Applying glitter can get quite messy as specks of glitter tend to fall on your face. And cleaning this mess is even harder and time-consuming. So, make sure you apply your glitter eyeshadow before getting started with the rest of your makeup.
For a smooth application, prepare your eyelids by putting on an eyeshadow primer as a base. This will ensure that your glitter eyeshadow blends seamlessly and doesn’t budge.
Smokey Cat-Eye For The Ones Who Want To Start With A Classic
This is a timeless classic that is perfect for anyone who just wants to start off with the glitter trend. However, the cat eye is a tricky look to execute. To start with, line your eyes with glitter eyeliner, flicking it outwards at the end to create the cat-eye. For your eyeshadow, pick an intense shade of glitter like dark green, purple or black for some drama. Make sure you blend well to create the perfect look. Finish your look with a coat of mascara to draw attention to your eyes.
Understated Chic For Some Subtle Glamour
If you prefer minimalistic makeup but still want to experiment with glitter eyeshadow, stick to a neutral colour palette like light pink or beige. A great way to start is by applying a muted, yet shimmery eyeshadow all over your lids. Highlight the inner corners of your eyes with a lighter glitter shade, such as pale gold or champagne to make them look wider. Complete the look by lining your eyes and applying lipstick in the same shade to coordinate your look and look fabulous and elegant at the same time!
Festival Glam For The Adventurous!
More is always less when it comes to music festival-inspired glitter eyeshadow. For the truly adventurous, you can sprinkle on bigger specks of glitter on your bare eyelids to create an enchanting look. Dab clear gloss on your eyelids and then precisely apply a nude glitter underneath the eyes along the lower lash line to complete the look.
You can also create an ombré effect with two shades of glitter like blue and gold. To mix it up, try combining different types of glitter, from finer to the more defined textures in your look.
Glitter can be hard to pull off, but when done right, it looks extremely flattering on women of all ages, especially during parties. So, unleash your glamorous inner diva and create your own eye-catching looks with these ideas. If you want to learn about tips and tricks on making your eyes look bigger, read our blog on 6 Tips To Get Large, Doe-Like Eyes.
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