Glitter makeup has come a long way. What once was a disco party touch has now evolved into a fashion world must! Today, liquid glitter iterations glide over lids with the silkiness of a creamy gloss. And with all the festive parties coming up on your calendar, there’s no better time than now to try out a glittery eye look. Disco may be nestled in our memories, but a good sparkle lives forever.

Here, follow our six easy steps to make your eyes shine in time for the party.


1. Start by creating some graphic definition so that your eyes don’t become lost in the brilliance of the glitter. Trace around the waterline, including the upper and lower lash line with a black pencil.

Try: Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Smoky Eyes Pencil in Smoky Black


2. Next, apply a liquid metallic gold eyeshadow, starting at the inner corners to about halfway out, leading up to the crease line. Pat it on several times until you get the desired intensity.

Try: Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Gold Goddess


3. For an even more eye-catching look, apply a second layer of liquid eyeshadow in silver. Begin at the outer corner this time and work your way inward to meet the gold glitter, creating a rounded shape at the top.

Try: Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in Diamond Dust


4. Apply mascara carefully to avoid pushing glitter all over the face, starting with the lower lashes. For the upper lashes, move your eye around in varying directions as you wiggle the wand from side to side to coat every lash. Apply generously – lashes should stand out against glittery lids like these!

Try: Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Super-Curling & Lifting Mascara in Black


5. Next, define brows with a brow pencil using short, feather-like strokes. You want to create some balance with your lid look without overshadowing the main event.

Try: Lise Watier Double Definition Automatic Brow Liner in Brun Universel


6. To finish the look, apply a soft, neutral lip colour that contrasts with the intensity of the glitter.

Try: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Angelo