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Glitter eye makeup has been making an appearance everywhere from our social media feeds to the red carpet. There’s just something undeniably glamorous about a sparkling eye. Below, we’ve put together a simple silver eye makeup look, as well as accompanying face and lip makeup looks to help you pull off this makeup trend.
To create this eye-catching look, follow this step-by-step tutorial:
Before applying any eye makeup, you want to prime your eye with an eye shadow primer that will prep your lids for makeup, allow colors to appear more vibrant, and keep your makeup lasting all night long. In a pinch, a dab of concealer or foundation will also do the trick!
Start by layering a silver eye shadow, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Metallics Eye Shadow in Aluminum Foil, onto your eyelids. This metallic shadow will give your lids the perfect shimmery base for your glitter. Then, define your crease with a dark gray shadow like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Monos Eye Shadow in Meet Me in Paris. Drag this same eye shadow along your lower lash line, smudging it out for a smoky effect. 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 apply silver eye glitter to your eyelid to ensure there isn’t any fallout. Pack the glitter on for a bold, sparkling look. Add some contrast by applying a gold metallic eye shadow, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Crushed Foils Metallic Eye Shadow in Gilded Gold, to your lower lash line.
Editor’s tip: Weren’t able to prevent fallout? No worries! Use a small piece of adhesive tape to pick up stray specks of glitter.
Finish your silver glitter eye makeup look by applying a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mystic Black to your lashes for voluptuous volume and intense length.
With an eye makeup look this dramatic, it’s important to define your eyebrows. Give them a coat of the L’Oréal Paris Unbeliva-Brow Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel for a quick dose of drama.
Now that you know how to create a simple (but stunning) silver glitter eye, you’re probably wondering how you can complete your makeup look. Keep reading to find out!
Get a super-contoured look by using the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Foundation Shaping Sticks. Use a color that’s one shade lighter than your skin tone and apply it in an upside-down triangle below each eye, on the center of your forehead, above your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, and on your chin. Then apply a color that’s one to two shades darker than your skin tone to the hollows of your cheeks, temples, and either side of your nose. Blend the creamy formula out using the L’Oréal Paris Blend Artist Foundation Blender.
A pretty flush is a must! Apply a deep blush shade, like the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Fruit-Scented Blush Makeup in Charming, to the apples of your cheeks.
Of course, you’ll want to add some glow to your complexion to complement your sparkling eyes. Apply the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Crushed Foils Metallic Highlighter in Gilded Glow to your cheekbones and the tip of your nose to play off of the gold eye shadow you used earlier.
With such a glam eye makeup look, your lip color should be just as luxurious. Nothing says lavish quite like a bright red lip. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick in Matador for a long-lasting, ultra-matte red lip.
To maintain a “just applied” makeup look throughout the night, spritz the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray in “X” and “T” motions over your face.
Love glitter? Check out our article, Festival Makeup Spotlight: How to Do Glitter Brows, for another glitter-centric eye makeup look.