This time of year, glitter, rhinestones, and sequins reign supreme! But how do you pull off the glitzy look without looking like a total beauty novice? Break out the glitter liner, because there are several ways to rock sparkle this season – all of which can be done without getting glitter on the rest of your face!
Personally, I’m a big fan of liquid glitter liners (as opposed to sparkly pencil liners), because they’re super concentrated with glitter and just as easy to apply. Plus, since it’s sticky with a clear base, it practically comes with its own adhesive – simply dab on over eyeshadow, or use your finger to pat on your lid to add some extra glitz to your favorite smoky eye look, without getting glitter all over your cheeks.
If you want to edge things up a bit, go for a pop of glitter on the lower lash line only. Play it safe with your typical black liner on the top lid, then line the bottom lid with a colorful glittery liner in emerald, blue, or purple. For maximum impact, use a matching shadow or liner underneath the liner to make the glitter really stand out. This is my favorite way to wear glitter liner, as it’s unexpected and dramatic without overpowering or over-glitzing your whole look – plus, it gives me an excuse to finally dabble with all the crazy, unconventional shadow and liner shades I’ve collected over the years!
Thirdly, you can skip the liquid liner altogether and go with a . If you still haven’t mastered the steady-handedness required to apply the perfect cat-eye, opt for these glitter stick-on versions by Sephora! Sure, they may also require some practice to apply seamlessly, but you’re left with budge-free, symmetrical glittery wings all night!
Pictured above: Stila Glitter Eyeliner in Kitten, Jemma Kid Crushed Jewel Gel Liner in Azure, Too Faced Starry Eyes Liner in Silver Lining, Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Catfight, and Sephora Collection Deco Daze Glitter Eyeliner Appliques.
– Alexandra Gambardella