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weekend make-up: GLITTER FOR GROWN-UPS

Nikki Yazxhi

I’M A HUGE FAN OF GLITTER {as you know}

perfect for a little weekend make-up, even more perfect for Mardi Gras weekend

Here’s the how-to’s {without it ending up in your eyes!}:

… and if you missed it:
1. Begin by creating a base: prime the eyelid and the area beneath the eye with concealer and to ensure it stays put, dust on a layer of loose, matte powder

2. Blend a powder eyeshadow over the eyelid; to make gaps less noticeable, choose a shade which complements your choice of glitter

3. Take the eyeshadow underneath the eye and blend it along the lower lashes; then, work a black eyeliner pencil across the top and bottom lash lines, and along the upper and lower inner rims

4. Apply two coats of black mascara to the lashes

5. Dip a flat, synthetic eyeshadow brush in glitter glue and press it over the eyelid, avoiding the lash line, as the adhesive can sting if it enters the eye

6. Pick up some glitter on the same brush {as used in step five} and, using the flat side, pat it onto the eyelid; keep adding more until you build up the desired intensity [to prevent glitter from falling onto the face, hold a folded tissue below the eye with your free hand.

+ here are our 4 fave glitter eyeshadows


STILA Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow, $35 – take your shadow game up a notch with this liquid glitter formulation, developed to completely saturate lids in unparalleled sparkle. And the best bit? No fallout in sight! This ultra pigmented shadow delivers the ultimate disco ball lids in a single swipe and dries almost instantly to lock in weightless shine. Click here to add to cart/

BOBBI BROWN Sparkle Eye Shadow, $50 – a featherweight eye shadow formula that instantly lights up eyes with a combination of shimmering pearls and fine sparkle. This once-limited edition fan-favourite is now a permanent part of Bobbi Brown line thanks to its crease-free, long-lasting wear and creamy-soft powder feel. Click here to add to cart.

TOUCH IN SOL Metallist Liquid Foil & Glitter Eyeshadow Duo Mini Kit, $25 – the innovative shadow duos in this set combine liquid metal pigment with lightweight glitter for a buildable, bold, metallic look. The non-creasing cream formula stays put for hours and creates the perfect base for your glitter. Click here to add to cart.

AUSTRALIS COSMETICS All That Glitters Eyeshadow Palette – Dazzle Me, $16.95 – is an eyeshadow palette with four highly pigmented glitter shades. The shades can be worn alone or on top of other shades for the perfect holiday look. Click here to add to cart.


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