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HOW TO CREATE THE ULTIMATE GLITTER EYE LOOK THIS SUMMER

 With both summer and the festival season in full-swing, there’s never been a better excuse to pile on the glitter. Fresh off the catwalk, glitter eye looks are a key makeup trend that you won’t want to miss out on. This blog will give you some handy tips and tricks on how to achieve the ultimate glitter eye look, whilst sharing with you some of our favourite looks.

 

THE GLITTER SMOKY EYE

Great for adding depth and definition to your glitter eye look and a perfect opportunity to get creative with different colours to compliment your glitter. We have a few handy tips and tricks on how to get the perfect smoky glitter eye look…

 

 

PRIME THE LIDS

This is a key step that will keep your eye makeup intact for much longer. An eye primer will create a base for the eyelids that will help to absorb any excess oil and maintain a even surface to ensure that eye makeup doesn’t go astray. This is especially important for glitter as it can be much more stubborn than a regular powder eye shadow. We suggest using our Matte Veil –  a cream-gel formula that absorbs excess oil and provides skin with the perfect matte base for makeup application. Try lightly dabbing the product onto eye lids with finger tips to create the perfect base for your eye shadow.

 

@LAURENPARSADMUA USES OUR PURE PIGMENT IN ‘BERBER’

 

FIND THE PERFECT PARTNER

Find a colour that’s going to compliment your glitter, consider if you’re really wanting your glitter to stand out or whether you want it to look subtle. We have a range of Powder Eye Shadows that are extremely highly pigmented and long-lasting – perfect for creating the ultimate smoky eye look.

 

@BEASWEETBEAUTY USES OUR POWDER EYE SHADOW IN ‘OBSIDIAN’

 

KEEP IT IN PLACE

Unless you’re using a glitter eye shadow, one of the biggest challenges with glitter is making it stay put, therefore we suggest pressing it firmly into the skin with a brush on top of a cream eyeshadow, or pre-mixing it with a Sealing Gel and either paint it all over the eyelids with a flat eyeshadow brush or use it as a liquid glitter liner with a precise brush.

 

 

 

WING IT

Try adding glitter or glitter eye shadow to your liquid eye liner to create a cat eye with a twist. This is a great way to instantly transform your makeup look.

 

@SPRYORMAKEUP USES OUR BROKEN GEL IN GOLD ON TOP OF EYE LINER

 

 

TOP TIPS

We suggest firmly pressing your glitter on top of a Gel Liner in order to keep it in place. You want to do this whilst the liner is still slightly wet for optimum staying power.

 

FROM TOP TO BOTTOM: GEL LINER LAYERED WITH PURE PIGMENT IN ‘STATIC, GEL LINER LAYERED WITH LOOSE GLITTER.

 

 

LIQUID GLITTER

If you’re wanting to skip the eye liner and go straight in with the glitter – our Broken Gels are perfect. The smooth gel-based formula glides across the lid and the gold-fleck particles will instantly add a metallic layer if worn alone, or on top of eye liner. Try mixing our Broken Gels with your glitter which will not only hold your glitter in place, but will add an extra dimension to your look.

 

 

@SPRYORMAKEUP USES OUR BROKEN GEL IN GOLD ALONGSIDE LOOSE GLITTER

 

 

 

GET HOLOGRAPHIC WITH OUR BRAND NEW AURA TOP COAT

 

 

Our brand new Aura Top Coat has landed and we’re obsessed. It can be used on eyes, lips, cheeks, you name it. Containing super-shiny opalescent particles, the Aura Top Coat leave skin with a sparkling rainbow finish to give a truly magical 3-dimensional effect. For the ultimate glitter eye look, we suggest layering loose glitter over the top of the Aura Top Coat whilst the product is still slightly wet.

 

 

For more inspiration, find out how to get the ultimate festival makeup here.

 

SHOP THE GLITTER EYE LOOK

 

 

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Georgia Noon

Georgia Noon

Writer and expert


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