Like dark liner and vampy lips, glitter eye makeup has quickly become one of the top beauty trends for fall/winter 2016/17, thanks to designers and celebrities alike. The trend was first spotted on models at the John Richmond and Tommy Hilfiger runway shows, and became more and more popular as it-girls like Suki Waterhouse and Hailey Baldwin adopted the look. But don't fear! The sequin/glitter look isn't just for supermodels and celebrities, if styled correctly, it can be a bold way to brighten up your makeup look this season!
To help you achieve a glittery look that isn't too cheesy or tacky, Get The Look is offering you 4 tips and tricks to consider when dusting your lids in the sparkly stuff!
GLITTER EYES: 4 TIPS FOR WEARING THEM WITH STYLE
ADOPT A MATTE COMPLEXION
Since you're already about to achieve a shiny look on your eyes, it's best to stray away from the highlighter for the rest of your face to avoid going overboard. Yes, we do love a good glossy finish, but when it comes to wearing glitter, a matte complexion is the way to go (bonus: matte will look more glam for a night out!). For a flawless matte finish that still looks natural, opt for L'Oreal's liquid Infallible Pro-Matte foundation. Simply work it into your skin with a beauty blender or brush and watch the magic happen!
CREATE A PERFECT BASE
Before applying glitter or sequins to your lids, you'll want to create a base that will ensure your eye makeup stays put. To do this, start off by priming your eyes, then concealing dark circles using a concealer that is slightly lighter than your skin. Next, cover your eyelids with a light brown, gold, or grey eye shadow (depending on the colour glitter you're using) to create a base that matches. Then, you'll need to apply a formula that will allow the glitter to stay put. If you don't have a liquid or gel shadow, apply a tiny bit of clear lip gloss to your fingers, and rub it onto your eyelids. Apply the glitter and voila! A runway-approved makeup look.
For added drama, use a darker coloured shadow and shade it into the outer corners of your eyes. Finish off with mascara on your upper and lower lashes.
FOCUS ON THE EYES
When you're creating a look that is as bold as glitter lids, there's no need to go heavy on the rest of your makeup. Keep your foundation light, and opt for a nude lip that won't take away from your sparkly work of art!
CONSIDER YOUR EYE COLOUR
With glitter popping up as one of the top beauty trends of the season, there are more colour options than ever to choose from – so make sure to choose the colour that's right for you! Remember: gold tones compliment blue eyes, while brown-eyed beauties can get away with cooler tones like silver or black.