Shine On: The Ultimate Guide to Glitter Makeup

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For those days when a subtle makeup look just doesn’t cut it, you can bet we’re reaching for the glitter. Just a touch of sparkle or some major shimmer, there’s so many ways to make your beauty look glisten. So if glitter is your favorite color, start taking notes because we’re breaking down everything you need to know about this glitzy and glam makeup.

What types of glitter makeup are there?
There’s definitely more than one way to shine. Glitter eyeshadow is always one of the most popular ways to add a bit of twinkle to your look. Bold makeup artists use loose glitter pigment to add shimmery color to eyes, lips or even as a face highlighter. But one of our favorite ways to just add a touch of sparkle is with a swipe of glitter eyeliner like Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner. Plus, it’s easy to apply just like your regular liquid eyeliner.

How do you apply glitter eyeshadow?
To make your look stick, you have to start with an eyeshadow primer to hold the pressed glitter in place. To apply the shadow, use a flat eyeshadow brush or your finger to dab the glittery shadow onto your eyelid. The more product you apply, the bolder your look!

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How do you apply loose glitter (without making a mess!)?
While you have more freedom with where to apply loose glitter pigment, there is a higher chance of product falling where it shouldn’t. Enter: glitter glue. To ensure full coverage without the fallout, apply a small amount of Too Faced Glitter Glue to keep sparkle in place.

How do you get glitter off your face?
So you look amazing, but no great beauty look can last forever. When it comes time to remove your glitter makeup, an oil-based eye makeup remover like Lancôme Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover will always work best. Gently apply using a cotton ball—you may have to go over the area several times until it is completely clean. Then, rinse your face with water and gently pat dry with a cloth.

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  1. Glitter makeup brings you the sparkle, however, you need to figure out how much of the sparkle is needed and when to bring on the sparkle. A quick tip is to powder up. If you are using glitter on your eyes, make sure you generously apply sheer loose powder on your under eyes and temples. For glitter mouths, apply loose powder around your lips and chin. After completing your glitter application, sweep it all away with a big brush.

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