Here’s a quick way to take nighttime smoky eyes from “glam” to “Glam! Bam! Thank you, ma’am!”
Just do this: add glitter. 🙂
Yup! I know, right? What a huge shocker… After you finish doing your smoky eye, if you feel like full-on hot dayum drama, grab a glitter eyeshadow, and pop that ish on your lids.
The $21 Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadows are great for this.
The Moondust shadows come in a pan and contain more glitter than pigment, so you don’t get a ton of eyeshadow-y color with them, but you do get a lot of glittery sparkle.
Using them to turn a smoky eye into a smokin’ hot smoky eye is as easy as 1, 2, 3…
- Grab a glitter shadow that’ll go with your smoky eye. Here I’m wearing a blue and teal smoky eye, so I’m using glittery blue-green Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Zodiac.
- Load a flat eyeshadow brush with your glitter, then spritz it with a makeup mist or setting spray (something like MAC Fix+ will work great) to wet the brush head. I’m using Avene Thermal Spring Water (just because it was close by at the time).
- Carefully pat — not swipe — the glitter on your lids in the area around your lash line. Try to avoid dragging it up into the crease, because we want to keep the glitter concentrated on our lids.
If that’s not enough drama for you (I completely understand), finish with false lashes! I’m wearing the Salon Perfect Demi Wispies. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,