Trend: Glittery Eyes
As an avid fan of American Idol, I loved to see Jennifer Lopez’s makeup each week. I noticed that she wore plenty of glitter on many of those nights! On the fashion scene, Christian Dior featured an urban futuristic glittery eye makeup look on the runway for Fall 2014. So I decided to go on the prowl looking for eye shadow with maximum glitter. This is my version of a glitter eye makeup look — a cat eye shape winged out on the sides for a touch of the exotic. With the strong eye statement, I balanced the look with natural base and soft lip color.
To find a product that could deliver maximum glitter without getting too messy I found the “Holographic Lit Kit” at Sephora. To achieve highly concentrated glitter the kit contains two products — Clearly Liquid Glitter Base and the Holographic glitter — the actual metallic glitter flecks. The base is a gel which makes the loose glitter hold tight to the eye lid.
Before adding the glitter to the eye lid area, I applied a deep blue shadow as a base color. Next — to apply the glitter, I had to do some experimenting to come up with the technique to get the desired result without getting “spots” where the glitter didn’t stick to the eye. I found out that if I put a small pool of the glitter base on the back of my hand and then pour some of the glitter out of the jar I could get a high concentration of the base-glitter mixture ready. I then took a small eye makeup brush, dabbed up enough of the glitter concoction and then used a patting motion to apply the product, dipping several times from the back of my hand to the eye lid area until I got a solid glittery look. Hint: don’t try to brush the glitter across the eye like a normal shadow or the glitter just comes off on the brush.
The final look! Glitter on the lid — cat eye style. Note: I applied false eyelashes and deep blue eye shadow around the edge of the eye before the application of glitter. I did not apply glitter under the eye — keeping the emphasis on the lid!