Easy Ways to Rock Glitter Makeup

Shine bright like a diamond with these glitter makeup looks.  

To create standout, sparkling looks, let your imagination run wild. The runways threw ample inspiration our way...but the trick lies in recognising what works for you. If you have big eyes, make them the focal point by swiping on a matte eyeshadow on lids, and topping them up with a glitter formula in the same shade, à la Anna Sui. If you have mono lids, then play with subtle, glimmering formulas on the crease area—like the models at Prada, who were seen sporting contrasting jewel tones in graphic styles. And if can’t part with your beloved cat-eye, you’ll find your match in the colour-blocked cat-eye version seen at Altuzarra.





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Ace that Airbrushed Effect

To let your sparkly eye make-up truly shine, you need skin so flawless that it can reflect light. And just a full-coverage foundation probably won’t get you the desired result. What you need is a combination of radiance-boosting concealer and make-up fixing spray that offers a dewy finish. Once you have aced the base, spritz some setting spray and swipe concealer on top. Then dust translucent powder all over to set it and mist s’more spray.

Smashbox L.A. Cover Shot Eye Palette in Venice Peach, `6,500

Maybelline New York Hyper Curl Mascara, `390

MyGlamm Tint It Up Lip & Cheek Stain, `695

Dior Flash Luminizer Radiance Booster Pen in Apricot, `4,000



Why stop at lids when you can create glitter-rich looks in many, many ways. Yes, we love bedazzled eyes and a bounce-light-off-cheekbones kinda effect, but your pucker is another precious feature that can be highlighted. There are a bunch of lipstick and gloss formulas infused with shimmer particles, but if you didn’t invest in one, loose glitter (the sustainable kinds, please) will come to your rescue. To cop GCDS’ look, swipe a coat of sticky gloss on lips, then carefully put loose glitter using a flat eyeshadow brush. Alternatively, you can mix the gloss and glitter first, and apply the mix to the lips.

Nude Necessities

Love your nudes and not so willing to step out of your comfort zone? Well, pull out your favourite palette because it probably has a few glittery options, too. If not, then turn your beloved highlighter into a multi-tasker and add a generous layer on your lids as well as the high points of your face.



Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes Eyeshadow Palette, ₹3,500 approx


Makeup Revolution Glitter Paste in Power Hungry, ₹675


Kiko Milano Smart Colour Eyeshadow in Metallic Pine Green, ₹390


Colorbar Drama Blast Lipstick in My Pixie, ₹1,200


M.A.C Pigment in Rich Purple, ₹1,695

Lime Crime Diamond Dew Liquid Eyeshadow in Pixie, ₹1,900

Photographs: Roberto Meza; (background Glitters) Shutturstock.com