What can you do with it?
I love glitter, but I get that it’s not something that everybody loves.
I mean, I wish that everybody loved glitter. How could you not love glitter? OK, anyways, sidetracked…
Sometimes, like in palettes like the Tom Ford Winter Soleil Eye and Cheek Palette in Warm, there’s one glitter shadow that you just don’t know what the heck to do with, so you just kind of leave it there…but c’mon! You gotta show that glitter some love.
Repeat after me: “I can wear glitter!” You can wear glitter. You can! I know I say this all the time and must sound like a broken record, but I really do believe that everyone can wear glitter.
The thing to keep in mind is that you don’t have to go all out. You don’t have to load up your lids with it. You can use just a little.
Instead of a brush, use your finger. Just run it across the pan, or make little circles in it, then lightly pat that on top of another eyeshadow.
Pat, pat, pat…
You can also apply a little on bare lids, too, but the easiest way to use a glittery shadow that I can’t find another use for is to pat it on top of another eyeshadow I’m wearing.
Patting with a finger works well for this. It gets the little glitter bits evenly distributed, like a glittery galaxy, and you’ll get a gorgeous, subtle sparkle.
BEFORE: Your standard bronzy brown eye look…
AND AFTER! — I took the glitter from my lash line up to my brow bone, because that’s how I roll these days…
Glitter doesn’t have to become “this thing,” like this full-on, orchestrated THING, where you have to wet your brush, then pack ALL OF TEH GLITTER on your lids.
It doesn’t! It doesn’t have to look super blingy or go over the top, and when you use your finger to pat it on your lids (instead of a brush), it’s very subtle.
How high you take it up is totally up to you, but generally, the higher you take it up the lid, the more dramatic the glittery look. If you want subtle glitter, start at your lash line, and stop right before you go into the crease.
In these pics, I went all out (because that’s how I roll). I went from my lash line all the way up to my brow bone — which you might think would turn out cray, but I think it’s still pretty subtle.
Try it sometime! Use your finger and pat, pat, pat. Give that glitter shadow you’ve been ignoring some love.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. OK, truth? One of the reasons I’m so into glitter at the moment is because I’m hoping that it distracts people from the hardcore dark circles I’m rockin’.
The Coywolf is teething! The poor thing was up all night long, which means that I was up all night, too.
It’s been a very interesting few days. It’s taking me back to her itty-bitty baby-hood when we weren’t getting any sleep.