On Trend: Glitter Eyes

One of the hottest trends for 2016 has been glitter. Glitter eyeshadow, glitter eyeliner, glittery “tinsel lashes” glitter brows, and even glitter hair roots – trust me, I wasn’t kidding about that last one.

While glitter has always been popular in the makeup industry, there seems to have been a surge of popularity recently. This may have to do with the reemergence of the metallic trend, as more and more metallic eyeshadows, lips, and cheek products have launched.

Whether bold or subtle, there are endless possibilities when it comes to glitter. Sparingly used, glitter on the eyes can add a pop of glam and drama to your look! There’s been a variety of glitter-related inspiration recently, especially on the Fall 2016 runway.

runway glitter collage

Glitter has always fascinated me – in fact my fascination with sparkle and gold makes me feel very much like Smaug from the Hobbit. There’s something so glamorous and luxurious about glittering gold.

The beauty of glitter is that the possibilities really are endless. From a soft, everyday glam to a bold, avante-garde editorial look, there’s no limit to creativity.

A more wearable approach, for example:

everyday glitter

  • Glitter liner – applying a thin line of glitter above (or instead of) your liquid liner is a quick way to glam-up your eyes!
  • Glitter cut crease – this is my personal favourite currently. Pairing an all-matte look with a pop of glitter liner in the crease to create a “peek-a-boo” effect! There’s something so modern, glamorous, yet vintage about this look.
  • Glitter highlight in the inner corner – this is probably the easiest/quickest way to use glitter to amp-up your look. Applying a soft or fine glitter to the inner corner in a white or pale beige shade can really brighten the eyes and add an extra pop!
  • Soft glitter on the lid – arguably the most common way to use glitter is all over the lid. While I do love a bold glittery eye, I also think using a very soft or ultra-fine glitter/sparkle is a great way to add very subtle glamour to your eyes, especially when paired with very soft shading.

Here’s a glittery smokey cut crease (tutorial coming soon!)



Whats your opinion on glitter? Do you see it as wearable on a daily basis, or just for special occasions?

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I'm a certified makeup artist, working in the beauty industry for over 5 years as a makeup artist, skincare specialist, social media captain, and educator. I'm a serious travel, food, photography, and makeup enthusiast! I strive to share my passion with my readers, and connect with other creators and brands!

5 thoughts on “On Trend: Glitter Eyes

  1. Love a little soft glitter on the lid.
    I am pretty low-key,but could definitely be into that.
    The look you did was amazing!

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