This may be a Euphoria effect, but we are enthusiastic about glittery eye looks. Catching the sparkling light and natural shades that cover your eyes, a touch of eye glitters can enhance your eyes of any color and eye shape instantly.
Actually, it is super easy and fun to create a glitter eyeshadow look even when it seems to be difficult to achieve and messy. You can create that glittery eyeshadow look by using loose pigments and materials you can find at your home such as cotton swabs and tape. It will just take you 5 steps and a few minutes to experiment with the loose glitter even when it is your first time. Keep on reading as the celebrity makeup professional artist Matin shares the steps to creating a stunningly beautiful glitter eyeshadow look.
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Step 1: Materials Checklist
To achieve that perfect Matin's glitter eyeshadow makeup tutorial, you will need the following:
- Clean spoolie brush
- A mixing medium (alternatively use a setting spray)
- Loose glitter
- Cotton swabs
Step Two: Dip the Cotton Swabs In a Mixing Medium
The very first step of this process is to dip the cotton swab in your mixing medium. Matin suggests doing the above option of Mehron since many makeup artists do the same. The mixing medium makes the glitter have that spreadable consistency, which then helps it glide just across the eye when you do step four which is applying the glitters. If you do not have any mixing medium on hand, you can also use a setting spray instead; but the glitters will have a lesser staying power.
When choosing to use the setting spray, just spritz one side of the cotton sway till it is wet (not that dripping wet though) Keep in mind to keep the other end of the cotton swab dry and clean so you can use this to clean up the finishing look later, whether you use the setting spray or the medium.
Step 3: Rolling The Wet Cotton Swab
Make sure that one end of the cotton is a little bit wet from being dipped in the mixing medium. When you have completed this step, just roll the wet ends of your cotton swab in the selected loose glitter, making sure that the entire bud is covered with glitters. You can choose either chunky stars or loose glitter for as long as the glitter is not pressed in a compact, or pan like the traditional eyeshadow that you are using.
Step Four: Roll The Glitter to Eyelid in an Upward Motion
You can achieve more of a glitter eyeliner effect by keeping the pigment much closer to the eyelash line in order to achieve your glitter effect. You can also have a full-throttle and cover your entire eyelid in glitter. To create the eyeliner effect, tap the glitters onto your eye with the use of patting motions using a cotton swab, and move it slowly across the eyelash line.
Just like how Matin did in the tutorial, for you to cover the eyelid, with a rolling motion to sweep shadow with an upward motion starting from your lash line onto the crease of the eyelid. Then, using a roll motion, evenly spread the glitter across your eyelid, this is often the pain point when applying the loose glitter.
Step Five: Just Clean It Up
Remove any clumped or excess glitter by simply using the other end of the cotton swab. All you need to do is to sweep it on a post that's uneven in color. If you want to create a sharp edge on your crease (it means making a wing of the eyes), swipe your spoolie brush along the edge that you like.
You can pick up glitter from the skin effectively using the soft spiral of the spoolie. After you achieved the glitter eye effect, you can easily remove the fallout from your cheeks or other parts of the face. You can simply use Scotch Tape, or preferably Medical Tape. Then, dab the areas (sticky side) of the face where there's a fallout glitter. If a tape residue sticks on the skin, you can just apply a thin makeup remover wipe. When it is all clean and excess glitter is removed, you can then go on your makeup routine. Be extra careful and don't mess up your glittery eyelids.