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So I saw a girl in the bathroom at my favorite night club last weekend and she was rocking some incredible gold glitter eye makeup. I always talk to other chicks in the bathroom so I asked her what palette she used with it and whether she followed a specific tutorial or not. She told me that she has been doing glitter eyeshadow for a few years and that she got really got at it by looking at a ton of different youtube videos and tutorials that explained how to put glitter on your eyes without looking crazy or overdoing it.
I quickly decided right then and there that I was going to start incorporating glitter eye makeup into my routine and that I was going to take a page out of her book and find all the best how-to’s from Pinterest, Instagram, and Google that I could find and put them all in one place. So this list is for me as much as it is for you, my readers. These articles cover everything from how to apply glitter eyeshadow without glue to some really thorough step by step full face glitter makeup tutorials with pictures and videos. So if you are wondering how to put glitter on your eyes and how to maybe incorporate a smokey eye with it or when to use silver versus gold glitter, this is going to be an incredible resource for you as well. Enjoy!
1. Glitter Ombre Eyeliner Tutorial
I wanted to start with this ombre glitter eye makeup because I just love the look that it creates. Want to get really good at glitter eyeshadow? You have to learn how to use it subtly so that it doesn’t overpower your look. Whether you use this blue glitter, or if you stick with a more classic gold or silver glitter eye makeup, you’re best look will be to make sure that the makeup around it compliments the eyeshadow and the ombre color gradient is a great way to do that.
2. How to Get Dramatic Gold Glitter Eyes
This is my second favorite glitter eye makeup look and cosmopolitan’s tutorial is spot on. You start with a great smokey eye and the gold glitter compliments the smokey color palette perfectly. This is a great look for New Years Ever or any formal event that you want to add a little flair too. This technique also works for copper glitter smokey eyes and looks just as good.
3. Get the Look: New Year’s Eve Glitter Cat Eye Tutorial
Looking for a way to use glitter eye makeup without looking crazy? Instead of smearing it all over your eyelid, try using it in conjunction with a cat eye. The cat eye is complimented by the black glitter eyeshadow perfectly and works really well for a dance club look or for an informal get together.
4. Glitter Eye Makeup Ideas – Confetti Eye Liner
For more of a fun and playful look, this confetti liner idea is pretty cool. It’s definitely not appropriate for a formal event, but it can be a great look for a sundress and works great for festival makeup to give you some extra color that will catch some eyes. The trick again here is to be subtle so you don’t look crazy.
5. Holiday Glitter Eye Makeup Tutorial
This is a greatiful look that pulls of wearing glitter eye makeup in a classy way that doesn’t look crazy or informal. The light color of the glitter in the eye shadow is so subtle that it really just adds to the contouring of the rest of the face makeup and doesn’t draw too much attention. A great tutorial for learning the basics of applying glitter makeup.
6. Glamorous Glitter Makeup Tutorial
As she mentions in this article, if you aren’t careful with glitter makeup, you can go from looking really classy to looking very immature and foolish. This tutorial walks you step by step through a very simple and super easy way to get that golden glitter look that will keep the glitter staying on for the duration of the evening. If you love shimmer, you will love this glitter design.
7. How To – New Years Glitter Eye
This NYE glitter eye is amazing. You start with a basic smokey eye and then you give it a little (A LITTLE) bit of gold glitter eyeshadow. You want just enough that it catches the light when you blink but not so much that it overpowers the rest of your makeup when you are looking at someone and having a conversation.
8. Winged Glitter Eyeshadow Tutorial
This is another perspective on the winged glitter eyeshadow idea. As you can see, combining a cat eye or a smokey eye with glitter is a common practice to spice up those looks a little bit. You can almost get this same effect using some shimmer instead of glitter if you want to be a bit more subtle about it.
9. Party Makeup – Emerald Glitter Eyeliner
The emerald green glitter eye makeup works so well with green and blue eyes. I think this is a super simple tutorial that anyone can follow along and guarantee this same look. If you have really large upper eyelids, then you should go a little lighter but if you have smaller ones, you can slap it on and it will be hidden mostly when you’re eyes are open.
10. How to Make Brown Eyes Sparkle With Glitter Eye Makeup
This one is for me and all my brown eyed girls. Most glitter makeup tutorials are for blue eyes and green eyes but making it work for brown eyes is a totally different game plan. Brown eyes and glitter go best with a smokey eye or a smokey cat eye and a little bit of gold or copper glitter. Enjoy!
11. New Year’s Eve Glitter Makeup Tutorial
Looking for a super step by step glitter tutorial? This one is extremely thorough and almost anyone can follow along. Great resource for beginners to glitter eye makeup.
12. The Gloss & Glitter Eye Tutorial
13. A Glitter Eye Makeup Tutorial For Everyone
14. Green Glitter Eye Shadow Idea
15. “Smokey Eyed” Valentine Glitter Eyeshadow Look
16. Glittery Emerald Green Eyes Tutorial
17. Galaxy Makeup Tutorial Makeup using Drugstore Products
18. How to Apply Glitter Eye Makeup
19. Nighttime Moody Makeup Using Glitter Eyeshadow
20. Yellow Glitter Eye Makeup Tutorial
21. Glittery Fall Makeup Tutorial
Another great glitter makeup tutorial that is more focused on warm tones and works great for tan skin and earth tones which are obviously more prevalent in the fall.
22. Makeup How-To: Gunmetal and Glitter Eye Shadow
23. Autumn Shimmer With Glitter
24. My Shiny Eyes New Years Eve Look
25. New Year’s Eve Look – Smokey Glitter Eyes
26. Glitter “Border” Liner for the Holidays
27. Glittery Cat Eyes Makeup Tutorial
28. Step-by-Step: Poolside Glitter Goddess
29. Tutorial: New Years Glitter Makeup
30. Black & Gold Smokey Eye Makeup
31. An Eye For Glitter – Eye Makeup Tutorial
A more subtle approach to a smokey eye and glitter eye makeup combination that works great for women with lighter skin. This one is very much formal event friendly and works great with an updo and a little black dress.