There’s just something undeniably glamorous about a glitter eyeshadow look. While the glimmering eye makeup trend might not be your everyday wear, some situations call for some serious sparkle. The best part about glitter makeup is that a little can (and will) go a long way to glam up your makeup look. You can keep it simple with a sheer touch of glitter eyeshadow all over your lid or go big with a bold sparkly eyeliner wing. So if you’re looking to find the perfect twinkling makeup style to match the sparkle in your eye, keep reading the best glitter eye makeup looks for you to try.
Glitter Eye Makeup Idea #1: Glitter Cut Crease
Why we love it: The glitter cut crease eyeshadow technique is a classic way to create a shimmering makeup moment. Defining your crease with glitter truly amps up the traditional take of cutting across it with a darker eyeshadow and lightly blending out the color. Get the look using the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Paris Beach all over your lids, and blending the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow in Bronze Light into your crease.
Glitter Eye Makeup Idea #2: Negative Space Glitter Cut Crease
Why we love it:The cut crease trend is a star in its own right, and the negative space remix has become a hot commodity in the beauty world. This chic number leaves eyeshadow shades behind and instead defines your eyes' shape with glitter liquid eyeliner while leaving a blank space in the middle. Grab your go-to glitter liquid eyeliner and click through to our article, How To Create a Negative Space Cut Crease, for a step-by-step tutorial.
Glitter Eye Makeup Idea #3: Halo Eyeshadow
Why we love it:Glitter eyeshadow already makes your eyes the center of attention, but a halo eye makeup look can take things to the next level. Halo eyes consist of placing a light shadow shade like L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Makeup in Blush Jewel in the center of your lid and surrounding it with a contrasting color like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Smoldering Plum to create the "halo" effect. Top off your look by layering a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara on your lashes to achieve voluptuous volume and length.
Glitter Eye Makeup Idea #4: Two-toned Glitz
Why we love it: One of the most popular ways to bring a glitter eyeshadow look to life is with a two-toned eye makeup look. This trend allows you to play with color by rocking two shimmery shades side by side. Add a layer of a medium-toned eyeshadow like the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Makeup in Rose Gem on the inner half of your lid. Next, smooth on a vibrant darker shade like the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Makeup in Radiant Ruby on the other side of your lid, then blend between the two shades for a seamless look. Top off your look with a few layers of L’Oréal Paris Air Volume Mega Mascara Waterproof, Lightweight Mascara in Blackest Black to score major length.
Glitter Eye Makeup Idea #5: Scattered Speckles
Why we love it: You know what they say: Less is more and that definitely applies to the scattered speckles eye makeup look. Instead of layering on eyeshadow, let your complexion peek through for the ultimate skinimalist touch.Prime your eyes with a tacky eyeshadow base so your glitter has something to stick to then lightly press your finger in loose glitter pigment and gently dab it onto your eyelid. Don’t worry about covering your entire lid; a few speckles are enough to make a big impact.
Glitter Eye Makeup Idea #6: Blingy Winged Eyeliner
Why we love it: If you love the idea of winged eyeliner, you’ll be sure to love this shimmery variation since you can rock this look with eyeshadow or solo. Create a flawless winged eyeliner with this tape trick and a shimmery white liquid eyeshadow, like the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eyeshadow in String of Pearls along your upper lash line. Score thicker and more defined lashes with the tightlining trend. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Last Waterproof, Up to 24HR Pencil Eyeliner in Black to line your upper eye waterline. Finish up with a coat (or two) of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Fiber X Mascara to give your lashes extreme volume and length.
Glitter Eye Makeup Idea #7: White Feline Eyes
Why we love it: Instead of struggling to create the perfect cat eye eyeliner, you can bring the winged look to life with the feline eyes trend. This look is all about using a sparkly white eyeshadow all over your lids, lower lash line, crease, and brow bone to create a dramatic angular effect.
Get the look by using a fluffy eyeshadow brush, apply a sparkly white eyeshadow all over your lids and lower lash line. For a feline effect, extend the color outward to create a bold cat eye shape. Layer on the L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Original Waterproof Lengthening Mascara to tie your look together.
Glitter Eye Makeup Idea #8: Glitter Eyebrows
Why we love it: There’s no question about it: Bold brows are in. If there’s an occasion where you really want to stand out, that’s when you’ll want to consider making your brows even bolder—with glitter! Start off by brushing on a clear brow mascara, like the L’Oréal Paris Unbelievabrow Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel. Then apply glitter on top before the brow gel dries.
Glitter Eye Makeup Idea #9: Rose Gold Glitter Eyes
Why we love it:The rose gold glitter eyes look offers a gorgeous subtle shimmer that sparkles in the light. Apply a nude eyeshadow like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Endless Pearl for your base and then use your fingertip or a flat eyeshadow brush to dust a rose gold colored glitter all over your eyelid. Pack on the glitzy hue with the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Liquid Eyeliner in Rose Gold to line both your top and bottom lash line.
Glitter Eye Makeup Idea #10: Silver Glitter Shadow
Why we love it: Silver glitter Eyeshadow has been making an appearance everywhere and for good reason, since it’s a timelessly elegant look. To create this eye-catching eye makeup, start by layering a silver eyeshadow, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Metallics Eye Shadow in Aluminum Foil, onto your eyelids. Then, define your crease with a dark gray shadow like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eye Shadow in Meet Me in Paris. Add even more depth to your eye makeup look by applying the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eye Shadow in Noir Cest Noir to the outer V of your eye. Use a patting motion to pack the silver glitter on for a bold, sparkling look. Finish your silver glitter eyeshadow look by applying a coat or two of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Washable Mascara in Blackest Black to your lashes and finish with the L’Oréal Paris Unbelievabrow Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel to play up your arches and give your brows a quick dose of drama.
Glitter Eye Makeup Idea #11: Glitter Tears
Why we love it: This sparkly, shimmery take on eye makeup is anything but subtle. Glitter tears are an unconventional eye-catching look that’s equal parts glitter and glamour. Because, the bolder you are, the better.
Glitter tears extend down your face, so it’s important that you complete your entire complexion before moving on to your eyes. For this look, you’ll want to use a few eye shadow colors to create an oh-so-pretty gradient effect. Try the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Pocket Palette Eye Shadow in Violet Amour to shade along your crease. Next, layer more dimension into your crease with the medium pinky-purple shadow. For the lid, use the lightest purple shade all over. Next, darken the inner and outer corners of your crease using the deep eggplant color.
Use the palette’s medium purple shade again and lightly trace under your bottom lid, extending in streaks down your cheek where you want your tears to be. When doing this, make sure your eyes don’t look identical because you want it to look natural—well, as natural as a super-vibrant makeup look can be.
Use a thin eyeliner brush dipped in a glitter base to dab loose glitter all along where you just mapped out your tears with shadow. For added allure, you can use a few different glitters in different sizes so that your tears are multi-dimensional. To complete your teary look add a coat of waterproof mascara that won’t budge.
Photo Credit: Chaunte Vaughn
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