Hey guys! Today we are going to show you how to do a classic brown glitter eye makeup look. I love all things sparkly and glittery, so why would it be any different when I am doing my makeup? If you love glitter makeup as much as I do, keep watching and reading to find out how I achieve this look. If you tried out this look on your own, or have any tips or tricks for your own glitter eyeshadow makeup, please let me know in the comments below!
First, I am going to start out with Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer. The first thing I do before I start on any eye look, is prime my eyelids. It gives me a smooth, even base to work from when I am applying my eyeshadow. It also makes my eyeshadow last longer, and it doesn’t smudge as much. You can use any eye primer you wish, but I really like the Smashbox Photo Finish Lid Primer. Once applied you can simply blend it in with a makeup blender or your fingers and softly set the primer with a little bit of translucent powder.
For my eyeshadow, I’m using the Jaclyn Hill Morphe Palette. Check the video for the soft brown shade that I am using for a transition color. Swipe that over your eyes in the crease with a soft round eyeshadow brush. Use the brush in circular motions to blend it from the inner corner to the outer corner.
The second shade I am using from the palette is called Pooter. I am going to use the same round, soft eyeshadow brush and just go over my crease again with this shade. Starting from the outer corner and working to my inner corner using soft, round, circular motions. You can hold the brush toward the end, instead of toward the bristles, and it will blend your eyeshadow very nicely.
Now, I’m going to move onto the shade called Buns, and with this color I am going to blend it into my crease as well, over the other colors. In doing this I get a nice gradient affect, and the harsh lines seem to disappear. You definitely don’t want harsh lines, and you want to make sure all the colors blend together and outward to give a nice finish. Really focus this darker color in your crease so you aren’t going too high up toward the brow bone or too far down your lid.
The next shade that I am going in with is the shade mocha. I’ve picked up a smaller, round eyeshadow brush for this shade, because I don’t want this color in as much area as the previous colors. It is a darker shade, can you see a pattern here? Going from light to dark? Use your smaller ended brush and blend into the outer corners of the eye and use a few swipes over your crease in order to blend the colors together.
For a lighter shade, I’m going to use the color beam from the palette. First I am going to press this shade into my inner corner, using a smaller liner brush and then blend the color out over my eyelid about half way.
The next color I am going to use on my lid is called Queen. I made my brush wet before dipping it into the shadow, to give the color extra intensity as I was applying it. Im using this color over my lid, and under the crease, but blending upward into the crease so the colors blend together naturally.
To give my lids depth and a dramatic finish, I am going in with the shade Roxanne. With this shade I am only going to apply it to my outer corners of my eye, and blending it in to my crease colors a little bit. I’m using a flat blending brush and just pushing the color into my eyelid, and gently blending it over toward the middle of my eye from the corner. Don’t go too far though.
Now switch to a clean, round, soft eyeshadow brush, and gently go over your crease to blend the colors together. Doing this will help the colors meld together and will get rid of any harsh lines you may have created when applying the different colors of eyeshadow.
Onto the part you guys have been waiting for! I’m going to be using Certifeye Rose Gold Glitter on my lid, to give my eyeshadow look some sparkly pop. In order to apply it I am going to use MAC mixing medium in order to make the glitter wet, and into a formula that I can use to apply to my eye, and it actually stay on with no fall out. Apply a tiny layer of the mixing gel to your middle eyelid with a flat shadow brush. Then dab your brush into the glitter and gently press it against your eyelid where you applied the mixing gel. Sometimes I feel like the MAC mixing medium gel dries pretty quickly, so I will need to go back into the gel to apply more, and then apply more glitter. It’s all based on your personal preference.
Your eye upper eye look is finished! Now you can apply your liner and lashes. Whatever liner and lashes you prefer actually, but I prefer a black gel liner from Beauty Bakerie as my go-to gel liner. If you have any smudges or lines that aren’t straight, you can use a liner brush and apply concealer to straighten out your lines. For my lower lash line I am using Marc Jacobs Highliner Pencil in Blacquer. Then I am going to use the shade Abyss from the palette, and go in with a super tiny brush and line my lower lashes with the eyeshadow. Next I am going to go in with the shade Roxanne and apply it under and slightly on the black shade I applyed to sort of mix them together. Take another very small, soft brush and gently blend the two eyeshadow liner colors together under your lashline.
Next, take a volumizing mascara and coat your lower and upper lashes. I am using Max Factor 2000 Calorie Mascara. I will apply my eyelashes and the look will be completely finished!
If you tried this look by following along, let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you! What did you think of this look? Until next time beautiful!