The Perfect Glitter Eyeshadow Look For The Holidays

The Perfect Glitter Eyeshadow Look For The Holidays

Glitter Eyeshadow- The Must Have Makeup This Party Season

Follow This Glittery Guide


If you’re a makeup junkie, you’ll be fully aware that glitter eyeshadow is bang on trend. Everyone is pining after glitzy eyes that gleam in any light. It’s no wonder everyone wants to get their hands on some glitter eyeshadows; when the likes of Gigi Hadid and Kylie Jenner have rocked the red carpet slaying this look.

With the party season is coming up, makeup without glitter eyeshadow is just isn’t complete. What you determine as the perfect glitter eyeshadow really depends on your personal preference. You may want more metal shimmer than pure glitter. Either way, metallic and glitter shadows are the best product when you want to achieve that truly glamorous, glitzy look.


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Practice Makes Perfect

If you’re trying glitter on your eyes for the first time, I do suggest you allocate some time to practice. This look demands practice and patience. Be prepared to make a bit of a glittery mess the first time.

Choosing The Right Glitter

Since they are available in so many different forms, glitter eyeshadow is actually quite a broad term.  The sizes of the particles differ, as do the colors as do the formulations and, in turn, the consistencies. There are pure glitter pots, glitter pigments, liquid eyeshadows, pressed glitter eyeshadows and many more. Carry on reading to see my specially-selected eyeshadows that are perfect for the party season.

It’s a good idea to consider what color eyes you will be having and then choose your glitter to suit. My personal favorite shades of glitter are, gold, black, brown bronze and pink/rose gold. If I had to pick one it would be champagne gold – it suits everything!

Stila Magnificent Metals – Glitter Eyeshadow 

My first pick (and this isn’t in any particular order) is Stila’s Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the color range – they’re all gorgeous. My favorites are, Smoldering Satin, Gold Godess and Rose Gold. They enhance your eyes with one sweep and the shimmering finish will last all night.

Unlike other glitter eyeshadows, Stila have mastered the easy application with the integrated applicator. You can layer this over your powder eyeshadows or wear it alone. But I would suggest you use an eye primer before hand. The Bourjois Eye Primer does the job – it maximizes the staying power of anything you put onto your eyes.


#GlitterGoals By NYX

Next on the sparkly list is the NYX Professional Makeup Glittergoals Kit. This kit is amazing and makes a wonderful gift. This is one of the products I was referring to when I said it’s a good idea to set aside some time to practice. In the set you get, the NYX glitter primer and 3 gorgeous glitters that can be used on your face, body or hair.

TOP TIP- Do your eye makeup first!

This is where it can get a little messy so it’s best to do your eye makeup before anything else. Then you can tidy up the glitter on your cheeks before you apply your base makeup. The primer is the key to making the glitter stick. Simply apply the primer in the area where you want to then apply the glitter. It’s good to remember that wherever you apply the primer, the glitter will adhere.

It helps if you are precise when applying the primer, I suggest using a small makeup brush so that you can manipulate the product exactly where you want it. Don’t use the same brush to apply the glitter. Use a clean makeup brush to apply your chosen color of glitter eyeshadow. You’ll notice that the glitter particles get everywhere so use a wet cotton pad to remove any unwanted glitter from your face. The NYX glitter is more of a pure glitter finish, so the color and shine is much more intense.

Illamasqua – Eyes That Hypnotize

If you want a multipurpose product get your hands on the Illamasqua Eyes That Hypnotize Set and add a touch of sparkle to your peepers with this pure pigment trio. The pure pigment glitter eyeshadows feature a finely milled loose powder that offer an intense shimmering finish.

These shimmering shadows allow you to get creative. The set contains a true gold shade, a pearly light shimmer and an iridescent midnight blue. The pearly light shade can also be used as a highlighter to pull out your favorite features. I particularly love this shade on my cheekbones and cupid’s bow.

What I really LOVE about these pigments is the ability to change the consistency into a gel eyeliner! You literally just have to mix the Illamasqua Sealing Gel with the Pure Pigments and it creates a really intense gel eyeliner that’s water resistant, too. The midnight blue color as an eyeliner is just magic!


 Check out these glitter eyeshadows too. There are so many to choose from, so you’re sure to find your perfect match!





Hopefully my guide to glitter eyeshadows has helped you and shed a little light on what you’d like best. Try not to be alarmed if you don’t master glitter eyes the first time. I’m professional makeup artist and it took me a long time. When you’re a perfectionist like me, one glitter particle out of place will send you crazy- believe me.


Get some makeup inspiration from Amra Olevic on Instagram she is the queen of highlight and glitter eyeshadow.


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Lucinka Hodnett

Lucinka Hodnett

Resident Makeup Artist

Passionate about the way cosmetics make you feel; I am a professional makeup artist with over 8 years’ experience. I am inspired by real women and natural features and believe that getting beauty basics right is crucial.

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