Step by Step Guide to Apply Glitter Eyeshadow …

If you are among those stylish people who keep receiving compliments for your unique style, then incorporating little glitter into your make up routine this festive season is the way to go and let your eyes steal the show with shimmery eye makeup. In this article, we would like to share few essential tips on how to apply glitter eyeshadow without much efforts and also few other important things that you need to keep in mind while doing your eye makeup.

Step 1: Getting Right Glitter Eye Shadow

Finding where to get glitter eyeshadow should not be a task because these glitter eyeshadows are available with most of the retail outlets selling makeup products. Eyeshadows come in different colour palettes and multi-dimensional shades and there are various glitter eyeshadow brands to choose from. When you are purchasing eyeshadows always remember that your glitter colours and eyeshadow colours compliment each other. Choosing similar shade for eyeshadow or a shade darker would help in creating the desired look.


Step 2: Select The Right Eyeshadow Primer

It would be very easy to apply glittery eyeshadow if you start by using a good primer on your eyes. If you purchase a branded glitter primer, look for the one with sticky consistency than liquid ones. Some liquid adhesives spread and look messy after drying so simply avoid runny liquid primer that can get into your eyes.

Step 3: Preparing Your Eyes

Now that all the shopping is done and you are home for trying your very own glitter eye makeup before the final day, start with washing your face. Pat dry and apply your regular moisturizer but avoid the eye area and let your face dry up naturally. Apply primer on your eyelids gently and cover all the corners. Primer helps in reducing excess oil and it would also help in keeping glitter eyeshadow stay on your eyes. To prevent the glitter from sticking to the other parts of the face, dust little loose powder below your eyes.


Step 4: Prepare The Eyeshadow Base and Brush

If you have ever seen tutorial videos on how to apply glitter eyeshadow, you would notice that before applying the glitter eyeshadow, girls apply cream or vaseline all around their eyes to get more attractive and shiny look. Start with applying cream eyeshadow all across your lids to prevent the glitter from spreading all around. For a subtle look, apply a lighter shade that compliments your skin tone and for a dramatic look, choose a strong or bold shade such as dark brown or dark green etc. Take your eyeshadow brush and clean it gently. Hold a tissue or cloth under your eyes with one hand and dip the brush into glitter eyeshadow and tap against the box to remove the excess amount.

Step 5: Applying Eyeshadow

Apply the eyeshadow with the brush over the cream base. Gently press the brush flat on the lids to apply glitter into the cream eyeshadow base. Go gentle and slowly apply the glitter using the process until all the glitter sets down. Apply the coat until you get the desired look but at the same time avoid going over the top with it. Glitter does not always mean that you have to necessarily cover the entire eye area. If you are not sure about carrying the look, just try on the corners or lashes.  Blink your eyes rapidly to get rid of all the glitter that has fallen on your lashes during the process.

Step 6: Giving Your Eye Makeup “The Final Touch”

One you are done cleaning up the extra glitter off your face, take a look into the mirror and see if the shades are perfectly blended.

Step 7: Few Tips To Remove Glitter Eye Make-Up

Carrying sparkly eye makeup can be really fun, but at the same time you would ask yourself the next day “was it worth?” Yes, the cleanup may get tacky. Below are few easy tips to remove those glitters smoothly.

  • Removing yourglittery eye makeup is quite easy. Remember using the sticky adhesive prior to applying the eyeshadow? Simply peel off the eye makeup from the lids and gently clean the eyes with the tissue.
  • You can also use oil based remover that will remove the glitter instantly. Be gentle while dabbing that cotton on your face.
  • Instead of rubbing the skin around the eyes several times, use cotton and apply remover again and again till all the glitter comes off.
  • Other alternatives are mask tape, tissue wipes or cello tape.


In some case, girls do not prefer using glue due to personal reasons. Therefore, in order to know how to apply glitter eyeshadow without glue, the process of applying glittery eyeshadow remains the same except the choice of adhesive which can be substituted with glitter eyeliner or by applying more cream shadow base.




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