How To Wear Glitter Makeup


Glitter makeup is still going strong. Be it eyes, cheeks, lips and even, the body, a dash of glitter can make you sparkle and shine like a polished diamond. What more? These shimmery bits come in various colours, so you can let your imagination soar while matching them with the makeup too. Shimmer makeup is so popular that many cosmetic brands have rolled out an entire range dedicated to glitter, fancy that!

But wearing glitter as an adult can be unnerving, especially if you have just started or are trying to get into the glitter league. So, here are some tips that will help you do glitter makeup like a pro.



How To Do Sparkly Eye Makeup

If you think sparkly eye makeup is only for runways, maybe you need to think again. Scroll down to learn some of the steps to do sparkly eye makeup and show off your gorgeous beauty to the world!


Glitter Eyeliner

Pick one feature first.

If you are trying out glitter makeup for the first time, start with one feature at a time. For example, eEither wear shimmery eyes or go for a glittery pout. Try both or wear too much of it, and you might end up looking like a disco ball.

Flaunt sparkly nails

Wearing glitter on the nails is perhaps the simplest and safe way to try glitter on without being intimidated. Get a high-glam manicure, or simply coat your nails in glittery nail polish. You can take your pick from the boldest colours and maybe even match your lipstick with it.

How to do it:

  • Apply your base coat as normal. 

  • Next, you should line the skin around your nails with liquid latex, so it doesn’t get covered in polish.

  • Apply the glitter nail polish of your choice onto the edge of a makeup sponge.

  • Then take the sponge and dab it onto your nail. 

  • Then peel off the liquid latex.

  • Apply your top coat, so the glitter doesn’t chip off so easily.

See More: Two of Your Kind Nail Glitter Polish in Liquid Gold


inner corners of the eyes

Subtle eyes

While glittery eyeshadows can amp up the glamour, not wearing them correctly can make you look garish. So, following the ‘less is more’ rule, instead of overdosing on high-glitz eyeshadows, swipe on a metallic liner along the lash line for a head-turning statement.

Another simple way to wearing glitter on the eye is by using a dash of glitter on the inner or outer corner of the eyes. This will immediately add a sparkle to your eye makeup.

Or dab some glitter on the centre of the eyelid instead of covering the entire lids after wearing eyeshadow. It’s simple and doesn’t require any specific makeup skill. Pick up some glitter on one of your finger or rush and apply lightly on the middle of the lids. This adds a hint of sophisticated sparkle and makes your eye makeup appear 3D. Try this amazing and simple glitter eye makeup!

MyGlamm’s Recommendation: LIT Lip and Eye Sparkles is a highly pigmented concentrated loose shimmer pigment that gives an impeccable professional makeup finish.

How to apply glitter eyeshadow:


  • Sweep a coloured shadow of light colour into the crease of your eye.

  • Then pick another colour and use a flat brush to dust the colour all over your eyelid.

  • Then choose a darker colour for the outer corner of your eye.

  • Then blend the colour from your eye corner into the lid colour, softening out the look.

  • Now is the time to add some glitter onto your eyes, and for a more dramatic effect, you can also dab a line of glitter underneath your brow to match your eyelid’s glitter.

See More: All Eye Need eye palette in Velvette

Glitter Lips

On lips

Thinking of pairing nude lip with the smokey eye again for your next party? Try swapping the neutral lip shade for a shimmery gloss. It will pair well with the smoky eye and also add glamour without going OTT.

After applying lipstick, dab on some glitter on your Cupid’s bow and on the centre of the lower lip for instant holographic lips.

How to do it:

  • As the first steps, you should outline your lips to make them look extra defined. Then take your lip liner and draw a line gently on the outside of your lower and upper lips.

  • Then you should apply your lipstick a little more than usual. This will ensure that the glitter stick to your lipstick.

  • Then open your glitter container and take your liquid base, squeeze it gently or maybe shake about two drops of the base in liquid form onto the lid. Post that, dab your makeup brush gently in this base.

  • Then dab your makeup brush in your glitter container, and as now your brush is wet, glitter should easily stick to the brush.

  • Then with dabbing motions softly press the glitter across your lips and start pressing the glitter on in the centre of your lips. And then do up outwards in either direction.

  • Lastly, hold the glitter in place and press your lips together tightly, holding up for a couple of seconds.

See More: Colour Fusion Lip Gloss in Mystique 


Gitter Highlihgter

A hint of glitter on cheeks

If you run out of highlighter, just mix a dash of glitter in your blush or simple brush on a shimmery blush on your cheeks. This will also add sparkle to the skin while adding colour to the cheeks.

How to do it:

After you are done with the rest of your makeup, highlight the highest point on your cheeks with glitter and blend well. 

See more: Chisel It Contouring and Highlighting palette in Show Stopper



How do you get the glitter to stick to makeup?

With petroleum jelly or a lip balm, it becomes sticky enough for the glitter to adhere. Then, all you need to do is grab a face brush, dip it in glitter and gently dab it onto your face. 

How do you make easy glitter eyeshadow?

Put some aloe vera gel or vaseline on a makeup brush, then put the brush in some loose glitter eyeshadow and then tap eyelid. 

What is sparkle eyeshadow?

Sparkle eyeshadow is also known as glitter eyeshadow, which is popular to achieve a flawless and glamorous look.  The shimmery glitter gives a very smooth coverage with a subtle shimmer to add a touch of sparkle to your eyes.

From how to wear glitter eyeshadow to shimmery lips and sparkly nails, you know it all now, right? And now that you know how to do glitter makeup, get ready to flaunt your sparkly makeup look and make an unforgettable impression.

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