If there is one trend that has taken the entire beauty world by storm, then it has to be the glitter makeup trend. Glitter makeup is usually spotted on the eyes and lips, but there are some bold and experimental makeup artists who have even gone ahead and sported glitter on and around their eyebrows as well as on their ears (yes, we are talking about Aishwarya Rai at Cannes 2019).
But wearing glitter on the eyes is perhaps the easiest and most commonly spotted trend. Glitter eyeshadow has been huge on the runway, among celebrities and on Instagram. From subtle glitter makeup looks to the ones that go all out, we have seen it all. But we will admit that glitter makeup may not be for everyone. Those perfect filters on Instagram may make you believe that this makeup trend is easy, but trust us; if not done right; glitter eyeshadow can be quite difficult to pull off. From choosing the right colours and blending them to perfection to the precise placement of the glitter, achieving a stunning glitter eyeshadow look can prove to quite a task.
But fret not, as we have rounded up some super simple yet effective ways you can wear the glitter eyeshadow trend and look like an absolute diva. Bold dashes of shadow, minimalist liner, and one full-on sparkle party, we have done it all. Read on for some amazing glitter eyeshadow inspiration that will make you want to reach for your nearest glitter eyeshadow palette right away!
But how do you successfully wear glitter eyeshadow without looking like a high school disaster?
This is one question that may have crossed most of your minds at least once. Glitter eye makeup is meant to be imperfect, and that is the beauty of this eye makeup trend. You can dot just a few specs of your favourite silver glitter eyeshadow on the inner corner of your eyes, pat some golden shimmer on the middle of your lid, or go all out and line your upper and lower eyelid with glittery eyeliner, pick your jam. Here are some simple tips to help you ace this amazing trend...
- Stick to one glittery accent
- Find the right balance
- If bold is not your thing, stick to neutrals
- Apply glitter eyeshadow before everything else
- Golden glitter
- Glossy and glittery
- Glitter smokey eye
- Sparkly wings
- Glittery lower lash line
- How to remove glitter eye makeup easily
Stick to one glittery accent
Good glitter makeup can be pretty tricky to achieve and that is why it is best to stick to enhancing just one feature. Either flaunt glitter eyes or glitter lips because having glitter everywhere will only make you look like you’re dressing up for a fancy dress competition. Let your glittery eyes make a statement and don’t go overboard by having glitter lips too.
Find the right balance
If you are someone who wants to wear glitter on more than one spot, then we suggest you find a little balance. If you are going for a super dramatic glittery eye or lip, then go a little light on the highlighter. As long as you bring balance with your makeup application and not just randomly place it all over, you can still execute a gorgeous highlight along with a gorgeous glittery eye.
If bold is not your thing, stick to neutrals
If you are a minimalist when it comes to makeup but still want to try the glitter eyeshadow trend, you can totally do so by sticking to a neutral colour palette. By picking neutral, muted and shimmery tones, you allow yourself to try this amazing trend, and yet be comfortable wearing such a statement trend. You can add a touch of glitter on the eyes with more subtle shades, like white, beige, copper, brown, etc.
Apply glitter eyeshadow before everything else
All of us know very well that glitter application can be extremely messy and cleaning up the mess, even more annoying. But to help you save time and effort (read: glitter fallout), apply your glitter makeup eyeshadow before anything else. This way, you won’t have to go back and correct your base makeup should anything go wrong. Also, if you do end up getting some eyeshadow on to your face, use scotch tape to remove it effortlessly.
Glitter eyeshadow inspiration
Glitter and girls are inseparable. Growing up, we wanted glitter on almost everything, from our bags to shoes to dresses. Bring the love for glitter into your life with these amazing glitter eyeshadow looks.
Swiping on some gold glitter eyeshadow all over your lid is a great way to take your makeup from day to night. Finish this look with black eyeliner, some kajal and oodles of mascara.
Glossy and glittery
If you want to take your glitter eyeshadow game a few levels higher, then you should mix different textures. This is a simple yet trendy way to change your makeup look. For a daring look, add eye gloss to your upper lids, and then carefully apply a nude glitter underneath your eyes along the lash line. Keep your base makeup fresh so that your skin looks radiant. Finishing it with a touch of lip balm is all you need on the rest of your face.
Glitter smokey eye
If you are someone who likes experimenting with makeup, then this glitter eyeshadow look is something you have to try. This look will break the monotony of the usual smokey eye by giving it a fun, glittery twist. Pick a glitter eyeshadow colour of your choice, but if you want to play safe, black and gold are perfect.
Cat eye is a classic eyeliner style that all of us wear to add some drama to our look. Go a step further and take your cat eyeliner look a few notches higher by giving it a sparkly twist. Use your favourite glitter eyeshadow on a wet eyeliner brush and line your upper lids, flicking it outwards at the ends.
Glittery lower lash line
If a glittery cat eye is too mainstream for you and you’re looking to do something different with your eye makeup, then this one’s for you. Start by applying a matte black eyeliner to your upper eyelid and wing it slightly. Then apply a thick stroke of glitter eyeshadow to your bottom lashes. Keep the rest of your face neutral so your eyes can take centre stage.
How to remove glitter eye makeup easily
Now that we’ve got you psyched to wear glitter eyeshadows in different ways, you also need to know the correct way to get it off without damaging your skin. Glitter has a way of sticking around on your skin forever if not removed correctly. Here’s what you need to know…
Glitter shadow has a way of pushing itself into your lashes or cause irritation to your skin if you end up being too harsh. Simply dampen a cotton pad with eye makeup remover, and then place it directly on top of your lid for a second or two. Wipe the makeup away, being cautious not to press too hard. Repeat until the glitter is gone or nearly gone.
Follow it up with a cleanser
Use a gentle cleanser to take off all the remaining glitter eyeshadow. Avoid using scrubs, which can cause the glitter to scrape your skin, and instead use a clear or creamy cleanser to wash the rest of your face. Always remember to use a moisturiser after this.
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