DIY Beauty: How to Wear Glitter Eye Shadow

October 20, 2014

diy beauty: how to wear glitter eyeshadow - drifter and the gypsy blog
I recently attended Melbourne Spring Fashion Week and I was so inspired by the runway makeup I decided to do this tutorial. One of my particular favorite looks was created using the Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow.

I remember wearing glitter makeup in my teens. The older I get, the scarier glitter eye makeup becomes. A trend I have noticed from major cosmetic brands this season is the roll out of shimmery/glittery makeup products. Despite my reservations, I took up the challenge of creating a grown-up glittery eye makeup look.

diy beauty: how to wear glitter eyeshadow - drifter and the gypsy blog
My golden rules on glitter eye makeup:

1. Less is more. For a modern and sexy take, use the less is more approach. To ensure you don’t go overboard, build up the sparkle slowly. Sticky tape is definitely a handy tool to have to take care of any fallout.

2. Go for neutrals. To create balance, neutral shades are the perfect counterpart to glitter. It compliments it without being over powering. Pair glitter shadow with matte shadow to give your look dimension and definition.

3. Choose your glitter. If you are starting out with glitter eye makeup, ultra fine glitter is a good way to incorporate sparkle. Products with more subtle glitter offer more glitz and glamour without looking flashy.

Steps:

diy beauty: how to wear glitter eyeshadow - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy beauty: how to wear glitter eyeshadow - drifter and the gypsy blog
1. Prepare your eyes

Just like any other eye shadow, glitter shadow should be applied after eye foundation/concealer and eye shadow primer for maximum staying power. For depth and definition, apply your normal eye shadow colors first before applying glitter shadow.

diy beauty: how to wear glitter eyeshadow - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy beauty: how to wear glitter eyeshadow - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy beauty: how to wear glitter eyeshadow - drifter and the gypsy blog
2. Apply glitter eye shadow

Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow comes in many different shades. The one I am using is Kitten (nude pink sheen). It also comes with a mini liquid eye primer and mixing tray. I still like to use my own primer beforehand to ensure long lasting adhesion.

There are two ways of wearing the Stila eye shadow. The first is applying the shadow without the liquid primer (see top line of my hand swatch). The second is mixing the liquid primer (use half a drop, one drop is way too much!) with and the eye shadow (see bottom line of my hand swatch). You can see how pigmented the eye shadow becomes after adding the liquid primer! To apply, I used my ring finger to spread and dab it onto my eyelids slowly to make sure it’s even and smooth.

diy beauty: how to wear glitter eyeshadow - drifter and the gypsy blog
3. Eyeliner and Mascara

Apply eyeliner and mascara as normal. If you want to create more drama, try a pair of fake eyelashes to complete the eye makeup look.

4. The rest of your face

Let your eyes steal the spotlight. This isn’t the time to wear your statement lip. Keep your lips (wear lip balm or clear lip gloss) and cheeks natural (add bronzer to give your face some color).

The finished look:

diy beauty: how to wear glitter eyeshadow - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy beauty: how to wear glitter eyeshadow - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy beauty: how to wear glitter eyeshadow - drifter and the gypsy blog
Melanie (DIY Beauty Contributor)

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