What do you get when you combine two of the hottest makeup trends—red eye makeup and glitter eyeshadow? An eye makeup look created to make a statement. You may have noticed that red glitter eyeshadow is trending, and we’re here to give you a step-by-step tutorial on how to get the look for yourself. Ready to have all eyes on your eyes? Try this red glitter eyeshadow look to ensure no one can look away.
STEP #1: PRIME YOUR EYES
As with any eye makeup look, you’ll want to start by applying an eye primer. This is particularly essential when applying a look as bold as this one since you want your red glitter eyeshadow to be as bright and vibrant as possible without fading throughout the night.
STEP #2: PAINT YOUR LIDS
Start off your eyeshadow by creating a shimmery red base with the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in Radiant Ruby. Smooth the liquid eyeshadow over your lids, blending the color into your crease with a tapered blending brush.
To really boost the level of glitz in your look, you can also press a loose red glitter pigment onto your lids. The liquid shadow will serve as the perfect base for your glitter to stick to, but be prepared for a bit of fallout! (Pro-tip: Pick up glitter fallout with regular old adhesive tape.)
STEP #3: COLOR YOUR LOWER LASH LINE
Use a small, flat eyeshadow brush to drag the same liquid, glittery red shadow along your lower lash line. Gently smudge the formula to create a smoky effect.
STEP #4: BLEND IT OUT
Of course, you won’t want harsh lines to be part of your look. To more thoroughly blend your red glitter eyeshadow, use a fluffy blending brush to work the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Matte It Up into your crease.
STEP #5: DEEPEN YOUR CREASE
To take the look up a notch, deepen your crease by applying a dark, matte brown shade to the outer “V” of your eye. Try the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eyeshadow in Cafe Au Lait.
STEP #6: ADD SOME GOLD
We’re not done yet! To add even more glitz to this statement look, reach for a shimmering gold eyeshadow, like the L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Eyes Shimmer Liquid Eye Shadow Makeup in Crown Gold. Apply the color to the center of your lid for a sparkling contrast. Drag a small amount of this same shade over the red glitter eyeshadow you applied beneath your eyes, making sure to stay as close to your lower lash line as possible.
STEP #7: DRAW YOUR SHARPEST WING
You can’t have a statement eye makeup look without sharp, winged eyeliner! A precise flick will help bring together the vibrant, shimmering shades you’ve used thus far. Reach for the L’Oréal Paris Matte Signature Liquid Dip Eyeliner, Waterproof in Black to draw a flawless, eye-catching wing along your upper lash lines.
STEP #8: COAT YOUR LASHES
A look this bold calls for equally bold, dramatic lashes. Amp up your fringe with a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Bambi Eye Waterproof Mascara, Lasting Volume in Blackest Black for volumized lashes and an instant eye-opening effect.
STEP #9: PERFECT YOUR BROWS
Wearing a statement eye makeup look without fine-tuning your brows is just plain wrong. To pull everything together, you’ll want to perfect your eyebrows for the ultimate, envy-worthy look. This is where the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Micro Ink Pen by Brow Stylist, Up to 48HR Wear comes into play. First, brush your brows upward with a spoolie. Then place the comb tip applicator at the anchor of your brow and brush upward and outward toward the tail, building to your desired brow look.
STEP #10: SET THE LOOK
It’s safe to say you wouldn’t want all your hard work to go to waste, right? To make your red glitter eyeshadow look stay put all night, be sure to spritz on a setting spray after finishing the rest of your makeup look. Spray the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray and Set Make-Up Oil-Free Setting Spray in “X” and “T” motions as the last step in your routine.
Next up: Want to give another glitzy eye look a try? Check out our article on How to Pull Off Silver Glitter Eyeshadow.
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