Makeup Tutorial: Crazy Glitter Eye Makeup

Here are two different glitter eye makeup looks that I will be breaking down today. Glitter Eyeshadow Tutorial This is a look I used to do all the time and got lots of requests on how to do it but it was always hard to explain without pictures. I decided to do this one first, because despite looking complicated I actually think this is the easier of eyemakeups to do. The glitter works with the natural contours of your eye making it no neccesary to be absolutely perfect at shading. So without further adieu, here is a brief tutorial on how to do full glitter eyemakeup. You will need: 1- 2-3 glitter colors. I suggest an iridescent clear, a primary color (red, blue, yellow or pink, pale blue, pale yellow) and a color that is a combination of your primary with anoter (purple, green, orange etc) I prefer using paler glitters over dark glitters. The dark glitters are not as shiny and are a little aggressive in my opinion. You also do just one color, green and darker green for example. Clare's has a nice glitter set or you can go to a craft store, just be wary, glitter can really aggrevate eyes, especially contact lens wearers. 2- Your favorite eyeshadow primer (not neccesary but will preserve your look all night) 3- Eyelash glue (the rubber cementy type, not the liquid) I have heard of other eyeshadow adhesives but they all seem terribly expensive and this works and is cheap 4- Fake eyelashes 5- Complimentary colored eyeshadows to your glitters 6- Liquid or gel black liner 7- Mascara, Eyebrow pencil Steps: 1- First come up with a game plan before you start and lay out everything. Everything moves very quickly once you start up. For show makeup I like to do a a white and pale color on my lid, a medium on my crease and a dark on my corner so I use this same idea for the glitter. Use whatever color scheme you like best.

Here are two different glitter eye makeup looks that I will be breaking down today.

Glitter Eyeshadow Tutorial

This is a look I used to do all the time and got lots of requests on how to do it but it was always hard to explain without pictures. I decided to do this one first, because despite looking complicated I actually think this is the easier of eyemakeups to do. The glitter works with the natural contours of your eye making it no neccesary to be absolutely perfect at shading. So without further adieu, here is a brief tutorial on how to do full glitter eyemakeup.

You will need:

1- 2-3 glitter colors.

I suggest an iridescent clear, a primary color (red, blue, yellow or pink, pale blue, pale yellow) and a color that is a combination of your primary with anoter (purple, green, orange etc) I prefer using paler glitters over dark glitters. The dark glitters are not as shiny and are a little aggressive in my opinion. You also do just one color, green and darker green for example. Clare's has a nice glitter set or you can go to a craft store, just be wary, glitter can really aggrevate eyes, especially contact lens wearers.

2- Your favorite eyeshadow primer (not neccesary but will preserve your look all night)

3- Eyelash glue (the rubber cementy type, not the liquid) I have heard of other eyeshadow adhesives but they all seem terribly expensive and this works and is cheap

4- Fake eyelashes

5- Complimentary colored eyeshadows to your glitters

6- Liquid or gel black liner

7- Mascara, Eyebrow pencil

Steps:

1- First come up with a game plan before you start and lay out everything. Everything moves very quickly once you start up. For show makeup I like to do a a white and pale color on my lid, a medium on my crease and a dark on my corner so I use this same idea for the glitter. Use whatever color scheme you like best.

2- Do your face, conceler, contouring, powder. If you are new at applying bright and bold eyeshadows put some loose powder under your eyes to help with eyeshadow fall out. Leave blush, lips for after eye makeup. 3- Put your primer over your lid and do your eyemakeup with slightly brighter, bolder colors then you are hoping to turn out in the end. If no primer, apply shadow with a wet brush. Don't blend too much though, you want these to be your lines for glitter and the glitter will blend together.

2- Do your face, conceler, contouring, powder. If you are new at applying bright and bold eyeshadows put some loose powder under your eyes to help with eyeshadow fall out. Leave blush, lips for after eye makeup.

3- Put your primer over your lid and do your eyemakeup with slightly brighter, bolder colors then you are hoping to turn out in the end. If no primer, apply shadow with a wet brush. Don't blend too much though, you want these to be your lines for glitter and the glitter will blend together.

4- Take the eyelash glue and rub some over your finger tip. Apply in sections to your eyelid. Start with the lightest color and move to darkest. Try to eep eye closed for entire application to prevent glitter in the eye. Once you are done with covering eye in glitter, let dry then brush gently with a clean brush to remove any excess glitter. Do this to your eyelashes as well, it usually sticks in there.

4- Take the eyelash glue and rub some over your finger tip. Apply in sections to your eyelid. Start with the lightest color and move to darkest. Try to eep eye closed for entire application to prevent glitter in the eye. Once you are done with covering eye in glitter, let dry then brush gently with a clean brush to remove any excess glitter. Do this to your eyelashes as well, it usually sticks in there.

5- You can darken areas by applying a darker color over the glitter with a wet brush, but do slowly and carefully or you will color mattefy the glitter or make it come off. If you applying in the same color scheme I do, your eyelid is facing down anyways here so the glitter will not hit direct like which will darken it and give it the illusion of being a darker color even if it is not.

5- You can darken areas by applying a darker color over the glitter with a wet brush, but do slowly and carefully or you will color mattefy the glitter or make it come off. If you applying in the same color scheme I do, your eyelid is facing down anyways here so the glitter will not hit direct like which will darken it and give it the illusion of being a darker color even if it is not.

6- Optional, repeat process for under eye. I usually do the colors but not the glitter and glue. 7- Apply your liquid winged liner on the top lid, gel liner on the waterline, or however you like your liner. I keep the lines open to keep the eye big looking despite so much makeup.

6- Optional, repeat process for under eye. I usually do the colors but not the glitter and glue.

7- Apply your liquid winged liner on the top lid, gel liner on the waterline, or however you like your liner. I keep the lines open to keep the eye big looking despite so much makeup.

8- Apply your fake lashes, reapply some liquid liner to hide seam. (I skipped this step and justplaced lashes on, sorry I have to do this for real in a few hours) 9- Apply blush, lipstick, darken your eyebrows, contour your brow bone and Voila!

8- Apply your fake lashes, reapply some liquid liner to hide seam. (I skipped this step and justplaced lashes on, sorry I have to do this for real in a few hours)

9- Apply blush, lipstick, darken your eyebrows, contour your brow bone and Voila!

As you can see in the pictures I did two different looks. A pink, white, purple look, my personal favorite, and a white and blue look, with me darkening under the blue to make it look like different shades. You can also do all sorts of crazy patterns and extend beyond your eyelid if the mood fits.

As you can see in the pictures I did two different looks. A pink, white, purple look, my personal favorite, and a white and blue look, with me darkening under the blue to make it look like different shades. You can also do all sorts of crazy patterns and extend beyond your eyelid if the mood fits.

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Tips for Removal: I always remove with a tissue and cold cream. I also highly recommend Maria Badescu's Carnation Eye Makeup Remover. Try to avoid rubbing to much or the next day your eyes will be sore when applying eye makeup. Instead I rub a little then peel the eyelash glue off carefully. I highly suggest not getting your face wet until getting as much off as you can to avoid glitter damage.

Tips for Removal:

I always remove with a tissue and cold cream. I also highly recommend Maria Badescu's Carnation Eye Makeup Remover. Try to avoid rubbing to much or the next day your eyes will be sore when applying eye makeup. Instead I rub a little then peel the eyelash glue off carefully. I highly suggest not getting your face wet until getting as much off as you can to avoid glitter damage.

Products Used:

Primer: Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Eyeshadow: “Manly” 120 Eyeshadow Pallette. This thing is so much fun and only $20 on Ebay. I've had it for years, great for crazy eyemakeups

Eyelashes and glue: Ardell and some genric lashes from the best beauty supply store. If you are local it is Discount Beauty Supply on the corner of Military and Okechobee in the Kmart plaza. Great selection of lashes for cheap.

Glitter: Clare's glitter tower

Liner: H2o Black liquid liner from Wet n' Wild, still the best don't waste money on espensive liquid liner. And Motives black gel liner, very black but any black gel liner will work, or kohl, I'm just an eyeliner snob and love liquid or gel for their longeveity and percision.

 

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