If you need to add some instant shimmer to your look, a fun glittery eye shadow is the way to go. But don’t think you’re limited to just slathering the glittery powder on your lids. There are tons of ways to spice up the look for a truly customized style.
Contoured glitter shadow
This look includes applying heavy glitter directly on the eyelid. Where it varies is, around the eyelid is a contoured bronze shade that’s well blended and adds depth and dimension to the look.
Bright glitter with dark liner
One way to make glitter pop is to find a bright eye shadow with a glitter base, like bright blue. Then contrast that with the darkest, thickest eyeliner to make the eye shadow really pop.
Glitter with accented inner eye
Another look is to add a light accented glitter inner eye. Just apply a bit of the glitter eye shadow next to the inside edges of the eyes.
Geometric glitter liner
One different statement look is to draw a thick glittery line right above the eyelash. Lead that line outward as you would a cat eye, and then have the line go inward, along the crease of the eyelid, or right above it.
Glitter with cat eye
Speaking of cat eyes, glitter eye shadow looks great when paired with a basic cat eye. It’s shimmery and exotic.
Another look is to apply a basic glitter eye shadow on the lid itself, and then blend that into a darker shade of eye shadow the farther out from the eyelid you go. This looks great with gold glitter and black.
Extreme glitter inner eye
Another statement look for that wild party; this is where you apply a lot of glittery eye shadow into the inner corners of the eyes. A little shadow goes under the eye and over the eye in a thin line.
Sequin look with bold mascara
Another idea is to apply a thick layer of a glitter shadow above a thick mascara. You’ll want to find an eye shadow with the most shimmer you can, almost so that it has a metallic look. One example is Bobbi Brown Sequin Eye Shadow. It has, as the company puts it, “flecks of metallic shimmer” in it.
Glitter under eye
A stunning look is to put just a thick line of glitter eye shadow under the eye. It looks great with a cat eye and bright eye shadow on the eyelid.
Michelle Lovrine Honeyager is a freelance writer living in Southeastern Wisconsin. You can find out more about her at https://www.clippings.me/michellelovrine.