The Right Way To Rock Sparkly Eye Shadow
Thanks to the fall runways and our favorite beauty brands, it’s officially time to revisit glittery eye makeup. Rendered in burnished metallic shades that are far from juvenile and paired with luminous skin, slicked-back hair and pale pink lipstick the look is beyond glamorous (not to mention a great way to jazz up a basic low bun). Today Joey Maalouf demonstrates how to recreate the magic from start to finish.
1. Apply Foundation
Apply liquid foundation evenly allover the face and neck. For an easy contouring trick, use a slightly lighter color on the very top of the cheekbones and down the bridge of your nose.
- Perfect Luminous Liquid Foundation, Dolce & Gabbana $60
2. Blend With A Sponge
Use a sponge to blend foundation evenly using a light dabbing motion.
- Professional Wedge Blending Sponges, Ulta $5
3. Survey Skin
Survey skin for problem areas like acne spots or dark circles. Grab the appropriate products to conceal and finish the face.
5. Survey Skin
Finish with a few additional dabs or foundation or a general sweeping of the skin with a fresh sponge to make sure color is evenly blended and skin is luminous.
8. Prep Hair With Mousse
Before adding color to your face, prep hair for a low, wet-look bun using mousse or hair oil throughout.
- Caviar Anti-Aging Mousse, Alterna $24
10. Dust Lids With Shadow
Use your eye shadow brush to lightly sweep a shimmery metallic shadow allover lids, from the lashline up to the brows.
- Sparkle Eye Shadow in Sunlight, Bobbi Brown $32
11. Add Loose Pigment
Intensify the color and add dramatic dimension by layering a loose pigment in a similar hue on top of lids using your finger.
- Loose Pigment In Old Gold, MAC $21
13. Blend With A Brush
Go over the shadow and pigment with your eye shadow brush, blending the color and distributing it allover the lids.
14. Fake Eyeliner
Bring the shadow brush across bottom lids along the lashline to add a light shimmer in place of harsh eyeliner.
15. Add Gloss To Lids
To set the look, dab eye gloss or petroleum jelly lightly across lids for a cool sheen and a glam feel.
- Eye Gloss, Rouge Bunny Rouge $28
16. Apply Mascara
Lengthen, darken and separate lashes with a black, waterproof mascara on top and botttom lids.
- Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara, L'Oreal Paris $8
17. Add A Contour
If needed, add a little bit of contour to lids using a dab of black or charcoal shadow in the outer corners of the eyes. Blend until subtly smoky using fingers.
- Essential Eye Shadow In Blackest Black, Kevyn Aucoin $30
18. Apply Lipstick
Opt for a soft lip color with a matte, opaque finish for a cool contrast with the glossy, shimmery lids.
- Lip Color in Blush Nude, Tom Ford $49
The Final Look
To complete the look, pull hair into a low bun or looped ponytail using a small elastic and your hands to smooth down unwanted bumps.
Style The Look
Pair this sleek, sexy hair and makeup look with an equally edgy going-out ensemble like black leather pants, a white tuxedo jacket and a long pendant necklace.