10 Glittery Makeup Trends You HAVE To Try

Let’s face it. Whether you love it or hate it, glitter isn’t going anywhere. We grew up loving to add it to our art projects, notebooks, book covers (something had to liven up those ugly paper bags!) clothes, shoes, and hair.

Now, as adults, we are adding it to our faces to help bring a little extra shine to the beauty we all naturally carry. Some add it to their eyes, some to their lips, and some just…add it everywhere. Some still put it in their hair. (Guilty!) Some even still add it to their clothes and shoes. (Also guilty!) 

Whether you’re a glitter addict, or just want a little extra sparkle in your day, there’s a makeup look out there for you. Some are barely there subtle, and some are direct and definitely in your face.

If you’re not sure where to start, here are a few suggestions for different ways to incorporate glitter into your makeup routine!

1.) Sparkly Eyes

How to get it:

1.) Rim your eyes in a black kohl liner—the smudgier the better

2.) Tap some silver glitter underneath your eyes.

10 Glittery Makeup Trends You HAVE To Try
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2.) Bedazzled Makeup

How to get it:

1.) Attach multiple gems to your eyelids.

10 Glittery Makeup Trends You HAVE To Try

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3.) Party Glitter Eyes

How to get it: 

1.) Start by applying an eyeshadow primer across your lid. Blend a transition eyeshadow (you can also use bronzer) into the crease of your eye. Be careful and build up the intensity of the color gradually until you are happy with it.

2.) Take the same color underneath your eye and blend.

3.) Take a brown eyeshadow and start to blend gradually on the outer corner of your eyes. Use very sparingly and blend gradually.

4.) Taking an eyeliner brush, apply a neat line of black along your top lash line, flicking it out at the edge.

5.) Apply a rose gold color to the inner corner of your eye, blending it outwards.

6.) Next, apply a rose gold glitter shadow over the top.

7.) Apply gold glitter to the tear duct, bringing it through to the lower lash line.

8.) Apply a pair of natural flash lashes to amp up the look!

10 Glittery Makeup Trends You HAVE To Try

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4.) Christmas Glitter

How to get it:

1.) To start, apply an eyeshadow primer across your entire lid and then blend a transition eyeshadow into the crease of your eye, taking it down along the lower lash line too. You can also use a bronzer if you don’t have a transition shadow handy.

2.) Build up the intensity of the color gradually until you are happy with it. Then, apply a really light shadow to the center of your eyelid.

3.) Using an eyeliner brush, carefully line the top of your lashes and flick out at the end to create a feline flick. Once this is dry, use an eyeliner brush and a glitter gel or metallic eyeshadow and trace the outline of the feline flick you’ve already drawn.

4.) Take a darker shadow and apply it along the lower lash line, then using the same eyeliner brush you used to apply your glitter, apply some glitter into the inner corner of your eye.

5.) Apply white eyeliner to your lower waterline to open and brighten the eye, then finish with a few coats of jet black mascara.

10 Glittery Makeup Trends You HAVE To Try

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5.) Christmas Glitter 2

How to get it:

1.) Apply a primer to the full eyelid

2.) Use a dark blue glitter makeup to cover the primer

10 Glittery Makeup Trends You HAVE To Try

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6.) Glitter Lips

How to get it:

1.) Apply your favorite lip liner to slightly over line your lips, followed by some liquid matte lipstick, tacky gloss, concealer, or glitter glue.

2.) Grab a vibrant or muted glitter pigment and dab it on your lips with your fingers, a makeup brush or a Q-tip.

10 Glittery Makeup Trends You HAVE To Try

7.) Under Eyebrows Glitter

How to get it:

1.) Apply some form of a primer or glitter glue to the area directly below your eyebrows in a nice, thin, line.

2.) Using a thin brush, apply the glitter of your choice to the primer or glitter glue.

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3.) Wash excess glitter from your face so you have a clean, neat line just below your eyebrow.

10 Glittery Makeup Trends You HAVE To Try

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8.) Glittered Lined Eyes

How to get it:

1.) Apply a thin line of primer or glitter glue around the eyes, being extremely careful not to get it IN your eyes. 

2.) Using a thin brush, brush complimentary colored glitter over the primer or glitter glue. (Red and gold, blue and green, silver and black, etc.)

10 Glittery Makeup Trends You HAVE To Try

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9.) Professional Looking Glitter Eyes

How to get it:

1.) Before applying any eye makeup, you want to prime your eyes with an eye primer that will prep your lids, allow colors to appear more vibrant, and keep your makeup lasting all night long. In a pinch, a dab of concealer or foundation will also do the trick!

2.) Start by layering a silver eyeshadow onto your eyelids. This metallic shadow will give your lids the perfect shimmery base for your glitter. Then, define your crease with a dark gray shadow. Drag this same eye shadow along your lower lash line, smudging it out for a smoky effect.

3.) Use a patting motion to apply silver eye glitter to your eyelid to ensure there isn’t any fallout. Pack the glitter on for a bold, sparkling look. Add some contrast by applying a gold metallic eye shadow to your lower lash line.

10 Glittery Makeup Trends You HAVE To Try

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10.) Glitter Lips

How to get it:

1.) Use your favorite shade of red lipstick and apply it fully.

2.) Use a clear primer to cover both lips fully.

3.) Use a thin brush, or your finger, to spread a frost colored glitter evenly across the primer. 

4.) Give lips a few smacks to make sure the glitter sticks.

5.) Clean any excess glitter from around your lips.

10 Glittery Makeup Trends You HAVE To Try

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Do you have a favorite glitter makeup trend? Would you use any of the ones listed here? Let us see in the comments!

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