Glitter makeup has never been so chic or so mainstream! The once theatrical look has moved from the runway to the red carpet to ready-to-wear, thanks to the abundance of beauty brands and beauty influencers that support this trend.
But keep in mind, glitter isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s an eye-catching look that requires proper tools and techniques to correctly position the glitter and keep it there.
Here’s a breakdown of the tools and techniques you’ll need to perfect all the 2017 #glittertrends:
Take strobing the next level with a sparkly accent.
+ Prep your skin and apply any coverage and cheek colour you prefer. Layer a luminiser over the tops of your cheekbones with your triangle foundation brush, then use the round side of your miracle complexion sponge to roll the cream into the skin for a gilded finish.
+ For a concentrated level of glitter, press a loose glitter onto the tops of cheekbones with your expert concealer brush. For a more diffused application, press on glitter using your setting brush.
Glitter Eye Shadow
Try a metallic glitter eye shadow for a sophisticated evening look.
+ First, give the glitter something to stick to by applying a cream shadow over the lid with your deluxe crease brush. This will also create a more 3D effect.
+ Use the flat side of your base shadow brush and to pick up a powder glitter and press onto the cream shadow. Reapply until desired sparkle is achieved.
+ Take a dark gel liner and sketch over the root of your lashes with your definer brush and end with a slight flick.
Glitter Under Brow/Eye
Like the editorial look of glitter brows and a splash of glitter under the eyes, but want a tamed-down version? Try this.
+ Draw a thin line along the bottom of your brows with a glitter paste and your smudge brush.
+Try a pencil-thin sliver of gel sparkle under the lower lash-line with your precision smudge brush.
It’s not the most comfortable glitter trend, but it can look spectacular.
+ Prep your lips with a hydrating lip balm 15 minutes before you start.
+ Apply your favourite lip colour shade (can be nude or bright) and blend into your lips with your lip blur brush for a base colour that won’t smudge.
+ Squeeze a drop of clear onto your lip brush and apply a sheer layer over the lips.
+ Press the flat side of your shading brush into a loose glitter and press onto the lips.
+ #PROTIP: Remove any glitter around the lips with scotch tape.
Don’t forget to clean your brushes with your brush cleansing gel before your next use!