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How to Apply Glitter Eye Makeup in 8 Easy Steps


If you haven’t tried glitter makeup yet, now’s the time to. It’s one of our favorite makeup looks and we want you all looking absolutely fabulous for the summer! We’re here to help you master this beautiful, versatile look with ease.

We’ve created a simple routine so you can have the best glitter makeup for any occasion. Here is how to apply glitter eye makeup in 8 easy steps!

Photo Credit: Into the Gloss

Step 1: Sweep a light colored shadow into the crease of your eye.

Any good eye makeup look has to start out with a simple base. You have so many options on what color to start with! If you plan on going for a more simple glitter look, you could go for a light brown or gray. If you wanted a more colorful look, try a light pink or blue!

Step 2: Pick another color and use a flat brush to dust the color all over your eyelid.

Sigma Brush Nordstrom

This color could be anything! Just make sure its one that matches well with what you started with.

Then, you’re going to want to use a flat brush like the one pictured to sweep the glitter color over your eyelid. Using a flat, dense brush makes sure the glitter doesn’t just dust off your eyelid within a few minutes of application.

Step 3: Choose a darker color for the outer corner of your eye.

Once again, this could be any color you choose. If you chose the neutral color scheme, maybe do a darker brown or even black. You could try a navy if you want a colorful look.

Step 4: Blend the color from the corner of your eye into the lid color, softening out the look.

This is super easy! Just make sure you blend enough to get the soft look you want.

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Step 5: GLITTER!

Once you’re done softening and fully blending out the base to your liking, it’s time for GLITTER! If possible, prep the lid with glitter primer to ensure it stays put. You could also prep with a very light dab of concealer above the base.

Step 6: Add a light color on top of the brow bone to highlight.

You could also use your handy highlighter for this. If not, a white, cream, or light metallic will do the trick. For a more dramatic look, dab a line of glitter underneath your brow to match the glitter on your eyelid. You can go SO many different ways with this look, it’s totally up to you and your personal style.

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Step 7: Add your eyeliner and/or mascara.

A cat eye, or winged look really glams up this look.

This is such an important step! Either one can make or break the look. Winged eyeliner sounds intimidating but it isn’t too hard if you really focus, or try using tape or a stencil to perfect a clean wing.

You could also just go with mascara alone. It still pulls the look together but gives off a simpler, more laid back vibe.

Step 8: More glitter.

Choose your favorite glittery liner and apply under your eye, and in your creases. If you went with a winged liner, apply glitter directly underneath.

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Make sure not to go too crazy with the glitter! Make it look classy and polished but also fun and colorful! If you’re more into the natural eye look, you could always go for a black glittery eyeliner. If you want a color, the world is your oyster! There are so many colors to choose from so choose wisely.

We hope you love this glittery look. It can truly be worn to any special event with the right formal dress. It will really give a unique pop to a simple dress – it could even take the place of sparkling jewelry! We would love to see how fabulous you look with this new makeup routine. Show us your glitter eye makeup by tagging us on Instagram @Faviana, Snapchat @Faviana_NY, and Twitter @FavianaNY. 


Faviana Team

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