How to wear glitter eyes for a party makeup look

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It’s party season, so glitter is officially in! Personally, I’m a BIG fan of glitter eyes for a party makeup look. It’s not as messy as glitter lips (read: it won’t end up in your champagne) and depending on which eyeshadow you use, you can choose to go for a subtle, sophisticated look or full-blown glamour.

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Here’s how to get a festive glitter eye makeup look, two ways.

The subtle look

For a simple glitter eye that isn’t overly obvious at first glance, try using a glitter eyeliner instead of eyeshadow. You might think that a glitter eyeliner would be more extreme than the shadow option, but a single winged line along your bare top lid is subtle and chic. I like the Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Grind, which leaves a hint of pink liner on your eyelid. This look is subtle, but false eyelashes will take it to the next level, without looking too over the top. Try a natural-look false lash like the Glam by Manicare 52. Emily Mink Effect Lashes.

The Extra look

If you’re after something that people will definitely notice, you need a glitter cream eyeshadow. The trick with glitter eyeshadow is to keep the rest of the look simple – don’t complicate things by adding highlighter to your inner corners or building up a darker shade in your crease. Stick to one colour and add a slick of liquid eyeliner, that’s it. The Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Kitten Karma is universally flattering and won’t budge once it’s applied. Then, apply a liquid eyeliner like Avon mark. Mega Effects Eye Liner. If you want your eyes to pop from a mile away, find a shimmery powder eyeshadow in a bright shade – hot pink or electric blue are my favourites – and use an eyeshadow brush like the Glam by Manicare Blending Crease Brush to press the shadow onto the centre of your eyelid.

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