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Master Glitter Eyeshadow: Step By Step Instructions

Master Glitter Eyeshadow: Step By Step Instructions

Struggling to get that Insta-worthy glitter eyeshadow look? Check out this article with step by step instructions to finally master glitter eyeshadow.

Have you ever tried to use glitter eyeshadow and it’s just ended up looking like a hot mess? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there sister! In this article, I’ll be explaining how to do glitter eyeshadow like a pro, with step by step instructions.

Step 1: Choose the right colours for you

You want to choose colours that will complement your eye colour. For example, if you are a blue-eyed babe, you want to go for warm tones such as bronze, copper, coral, etc. If you’re a brown eyed beauty, consider yourself lucky, because you can rock pretty much any eyeshadow colour! The trick here is to choose colours that will complement your skin and hair colour as well. Purples and teals generally look the best on brown eyes.

Master Glitter Eyeshadow: Step By Step Instructions

Step 2: Start by priming the eyelids

You want to have a good, tacky base for your eyeshadows and your glitter. This will ensure your eyeshadow stays put all night long. One of my personal favourites is MAC Cosmetics Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Soft Ochre. Pack your primer/concealer on your eyelid and blend it out with your finger or a damp beauty sponge. If you tend to have oily eyelids, it might be worth setting your concealer with a translucent powder or an eyeshadow the same colour as your concealer/primer.

Step 3: Apply your transition shade

Your transition shade is a shade you use to blend your other eyeshadows together. I typically use a lighter version of my crease colour. For this eye look, you want to blend your transition shade into your crease, from the inner corner to the outer.

Master Glitter Eyeshadow: Step By Step Instructions

Step 4: Darken up that crease!

You may have to use multiple eyeshadows to darken up your crease, depending on how dark you want to go. Be sure to build up your colours to get that nice gradient effect, rather than going right in with your darker colour.

Master Glitter Eyeshadow: Step By Step Instructions

Step 5: Apply your shimmer shade over the lid and your inner corner highlight

Using your finger or a flat brush, apply your shimmer shade all over the lid. You want this colour to be the same or very similar to your glitter colour (as our glitter is going to be placed over the top of this shade). Be sure to blend your shimmer shade with your crease colour for a seamless look. You can also take a lighter shimmer shade or your highlighter to highlight your inner corner. This just helps the eyes look more open and gives them a bit of a pop!

Master Glitter Eyeshadow: Step By Step Instructions

Step 6: Apply glitter glue

Finally, prepping for our glitter. Take a glitter glue, like NYX Glitter Primer, and lightly apply it over our shimmer shade on the lid. Be sure to be quick with the next step as some glitter glues dry fairly quickly.

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Step 7: Apply your glitter

Now onto the real deal! Beware, this can get messy, especially if you’re working with loose glitter. What I like to do is place tissues under my eyes to catch any fall out glitter. Take your glitter on either your finger or an eyeshadow brush and gently pack it onto your glitter glue.

Master Glitter Eyeshadow: Step By Step Instructions

Step 8: Add your final touches

Now you can add your final touches to this glitter eyeshadow look, such as adding your crease colour to your lower lash line, mascara, false lashes and/or a black winged liner. Perfection!

Master Glitter Eyeshadow: Step By Step Instructions

Voila! You have now mastered the glitter eyeshadow look. Let us know how you perfect your glitter eyeshadow looks in the comments section below and be sure to tag us on Instagram @society19 if you recreate this look. Created by @anknook.

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