The most important thing to remember is that less is often more effective than more when it comes to eye makeup.
Too much not only looks’ over the top’ but, in a worst case scenario, can make you look as if old age is catching up on you fast. Even worse if you apply too much it could get into the eyes and cause irritation.
However, for instant glamor this is the way to go.
Glitter eye shadow comes in many colours and is very much in vogue at the moment, especially for the party season.
Here are our tips for applying loose glitter and shimmer eye shadow to achieve that beautiful look to your most notable feature, “the eyes are the window to your soul”
To be able to create the perfect look you will need the right tools.
- A really well lit mirror
- A cream or gel based eyeshadow (for the loose glitter to stick to)
- A small clean eyeshadow brush
- A pot of loose glitter or shimmer eye shadow
How to Apply the Glitter or Shimmer
You will need a base for your loose glitter to adhere to so apply the base eye shadow all over the lids. Next choose gold glitter for a warm look or silver for cool. Make sure the colour matches your eyes and skin tone. However there are many shades to choose from so you could match your outfit if you like.
- Take the small clean eyebrow brush and lightly load with the glitter or shimmer then gently blow on the brush to remove any surplus powder.
- Apply the glitter just to both eyebrow arches to highlight the natural shape and curve of your eyebrows.
- Load up the small brush again and blow off any surplus shimmer. Gently apply the shimmer to the inside corner of each eye, a gentle tap on the brush should be sufficient. Too much and the glitter or shimmer will find its way into the creases around the eyes where it will cake and make you look older.
- If you prefer you can apply the glitter to the whole eyelid by gently patting it on with the brush. Do not try to blend or the glitter will fall off.
Using glitter and shimmer with care is a great way to enhance and beautify your eyes so try not to be tempted to rush it. Applied incorrectly can result in disaster.