How to Apply Glitter Eyes or Glitter Lips
The new year is almost here. If you are going to be out and about, you will probably dress up and put on some makeup. New Year’s Eve is a night when you can try something different than the norm for your makeup, whether it is a glittery, bold lip color or some pretty, glittery eyes. I am a huge fan of all things that glitter, shine and scream party, so try these glittery makeup trends for yourself.
Whatever it is you decide you are going to do, here are some ideas for a fun, new look on your night out to ring in the New Year:
Subtle glittery eyes
To achieve glittery eyes, all you have to do is pick a heavily pigmented glitter shadow and have the right brushes. Make sure you cover your entire eye lid to your brow bone with a nude color — one that matches your skin tone — or a cream color or an off white. It has to be your base color to see the other colors over, which will make them brighter if you use a nude-off white shade.
Then dab cream-based highlighter onto your eyelid and the corners of your eyes. This will make the glitter shadow even brighter.
Then pick a regular color, a brown shade in this case, and sweep that across your inner eyelid. Then take that same shade of brown with glitter and sweep it across the middle of your eyelid. Use a sweeping motion like you are sort of making a cat eye around the edge of your eye. Finally, pick whatever color of highly pigmented eye shadow color you want and apply that on your eyelid and on your lower lash line. Because you applied the creamy highlighter, you will notice how great the impact of shine and glitter is.
You can interchange the colors, but make sure you use the cream highlighter underneath the eye shadow and that your crease shadow matches the shadow you apply in the middle of your eye. You can get crazy with the glitter color you pick, because the two shadows that already match will allow the three colors to work as a whole.
You can easily achieve this look with drugstore products such as Sleek Makeup. I used Sleek Makeup’s When the Sun Goes Down eyeshadow palette to achieve my look and its Precious Charms highlighting palette as the shadow for my eyelid and inner eye.
For some great, rose gold glitter lips you can apply your regular lip liner as usual, use a nude colored lipstick to fill in your lips then apply Glitter Injection pen in Copper Crush with an angled thin brush. Do not worry! It will stick to your lipstick. Be sure to go around your lips with a concealer to cover up any glitter spots that might have gotten out of your lip lines.
I used eye shadow brushes from my Natasha Demon Brush set, which has angled brushes, on my eyes and lips to achieve this look.
Born and raised in the DMV, Emma Blancovich has a big appreciation for discovering things to do around town, such as new restaurants to try and supporting the local music scene by attending live shows. During the week she is an editor for trade associations, but on the weekends you can find her hiking up trails with the latest fitness gadgets then getting ready for a night out using the latest beauty and health products.