Glitter Eye Shadow Is Trending. Here’s How to Wear It Like an Adult
There’s no doubt about it: Glitter is back. For months now, we’ve been seeing the sparkly trend all over the red carpet (and on Instagram). And before you write it off as too flashy or juvenile, consider these six ways some of our favorite ladies have worn it recently.
The easiest way to wear glitter? Take a sparkly silver liner and trace it along just the inner corners and bottom of your waterline like Padma here.
We love how Thandie’s shimmery eyes coordinate with her dress. Her makeup artist layered terra-cotta and crimson shadows to give depth to her eyelids before topping everything off with a rose gold sparkle.
To make more of a statement, amp up the glitter (tip: use a cream formula to ensure against fallout) and finish the look with a swipe of bright lipstick in a similar shade.
A happy medium between Thandie’s subtle shimmer and Katherine’s full-on glitz? A berry smoky eye adorned with specks of sequin-like glitter, as seen on Emma here (which you can replicate using the exact same product: Lemonhead’s paillete glitter).
Sophia’s eyes really popped against her otherwise minimalist makeup (and white blazer) with a gold shadow on top and an iridescent blue on the bottom.
The inspiration for Scarlett’s look at the Emmy’s this year? A modern twist on old Hollywood glamour. Her makeup artist used a gold shadow across her lids and along the inner tear ducts and then framed her eyes with an exaggerated flick of liquid liner.