How to Get Glitter Eye Shadow to Stick

Purchase an eyeshadow primer at your local department store.
Look specifically for glitter primer. You can use a regular pigment primer, but glitter primer works the best because it is specially formulated for getting glitter to stick and stay.[1]
There are a wide range of products that are priced to fit any budget. Glitter primers typically range from about $7.00 – $20.00, and can be purchased at the cosmetic counter at your local department store or at a drugstore.
If you don’t have eyelid primer, you can use another type of base, like an eye pain, concealer, or cream eyeshadow.
Brush some primer onto your eyelid after applying your regular makeup.
The primer can be put on top of existing pigment, so don’t worry about messing up your eyeshadow color. After you have applied your eyeshadow, use a flat shader brush to gently smooth the glitter primer onto your eyelid.
The glitter will adhere everywhere the primer is applied, so make sure you only put the primer where you want the glitter to be.
If the primer is for use with regular eyeshadow, then put it on before you apply your other eye makeup.
Sprinkle some glitter onto the lid of its container or another flat surface.
Sprinkle just enough glitter for what you need. It’s better to start off with less and sprinkle more out if you need to. This helps you avoid wasting glitter or having to deal with trying to dump it back into the container.
Sprinkling the glitter onto another surface allows you to mix glitter colors together to create custom shades, and also gives you better control so you don’t get too much glitter on your brush.
Dab some glitter onto a flat shader brush and apply it to your eyelid.
Softly pat the glitter onto your eyelid. Pressing too hard or brushing it across your eyelid can smear the rest of your makeup and make the glitter too thin.Dab on extra layers until you reach the desired look.
Remove glitter fallout by gently pressing tape on the glitter specs.
Take a small strip of transparent tape and gently press it against your face where the excess glitter has fallen. If you make sure to press lightly, the tape will remove the specs of glitter without ruining your makeup.
You can use other types of tape or sticky items like labels to remove the glitter fallout, but be careful not to use anything too tacky (like duct tape) because it can ruin your makeup and even damage your skin.
If you only have super sticky tape, press the strip of tape against your hand a few times to remove some of the tackiness before using it on your face.
If you don’t have any tape, then just apply a heavy layer of loose powder to your under eye area before you apply your eye makeup, and then use a fluffy brush to sweep away any glitter that falls onto this area.



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