However, if you're anything like me, the holidays have you wanting to kick it up yet another notch. Glitter eyeshadow to the rescue!
Glitter can add amazing depth to any type of eye (natural, smokey, glam - you name it), but its powdery texture can be a little intimidating to some. Don't let that deter you!
In this video, I'll talk about the different kinds of glitter you can use and the right way to use each (minimize the mess).
But first, a few of the questions we're all wondering if you want to learn before watching it in action...
How can you use glitter without making a mess?
Make sure to start with eyes first - then move on to the rest of your face. That way, you can clean up any loose remnants after without ruining the rest of your makeup.
Should you apply regular eyeshadow first?
Glitter can be applied right over eyeshadow, so apply your eye makeup as you normally would, remembering that your glitter will go on the lid, from lash line to crease.
What are the different types of glitter I can use?
Loose glitter: the most dramatic, concentrated effect that can be trickier to use because it requires a tacky surface (such as a glitter primer) to adhere to
Loose pigment: similiar as glitter in that it's loose, but is actually crushed eyeshadow that's a little easier to apply
Liquid glitter: contains a built-in adhesive for the least amount of mess
Let's check out all three glitter options in action...
A few video takeaways for applying glitter eyeshadow:
Remember to look down while applying both loose or liquid glitter
If using a loose glitter or pigment, paint the adhesive over where you want the glitter, than pack the glitter on in small amounts (instead of wiping it across)
Whether using loose with an adhesive or a liquid glitter, always let your eye dry before opening it and looking back up so that the glitter can set
To avoid excessive creasing, avoid applying above your natural crease
Be sure to line eyes and apply mascara or lashes after applying glitter, as opposed to before
And a few of my favorite products for creating a glitter eye:
Urban Decay heavy metal liquid glitters
What are you waiting for? Go try out that glitter eye you've been debating!
To aging gracefully together,