With so many convenient glitter makeup products, you’re probably wondering what’s the point of learning how to use loose glitter? It’s true that there are glittery pencils and shimmering eyeshadows that may give you some zing without annoying product fallout. However, your glitter application is limited to the colors and shades you that you have. As a makeup professional, I can’t imagine not using loose eye glitter. It’s the perfect product for getting a little shine or a whole lot of sparkle. Ready to try it? Use this step by step tutorial and you’ll get it right every time.
Apply foundation or eye makeup primer to your eyes. It’s important that you prep your eyes to get a smooth eye skin. That makes a pretty background for your makeup.
Cover the lower eyelid with the base eyeshadow. I recommend a neutral shade if you plan on using bright colored glitter. Another pretty look is to match your glitter to your eyeshadow for depth and texture.
Squirt a tiny amount of cream-based eyeshadow on a small dish like a saucer. Sprinkle the glitter in the eyeshadow and mix with a synthetic brush. The creamy eyeshadow acts like an adhesive.
Use a disposable sponge applicator to apply eye glue fixative to the area where you intend to apply the glitter. This handy product adds another layer of adhesion.
Touch a flat makeup brush to the glitter/eyeshadow mixture. Press the product on your eyelid. Do avoid smearing the product around, just press and dab.
Clean up any excess glitter. Sweep it away with a soft brush and translucent powder.
Do remember to clean up your makeup brushes with some gentle baby shampoo and water. Don’t leave the brushes to dry overnight. Also, keep in mind that I’m not suggesting you use craft glitter. That’s not a good idea. Only use cosmetic grade glitter on your face.