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Plus, tips on how to ace your festive makeup this year.
Glitter Meter: Beginner
You’ve probably never ventured beyond satiny eyeshadows, but this is literally your time to shine.
If pigment-packed glitter eyeshadow is too much for you to handle, don’t overdo it at your first attempt. Instead, ease your way into it with eyeliners.
Line your lower lash lines with a gold eye pencil like Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Goldmine, $33, for a touch of luxe. Or apply a shimmery champagne eyeliner Aqua XL Eye Pencil in ME 81-Metallic Pink, $36 on the inner corners of the eyes for a wide-awake look.
Glitter Meter: Intermediate
If you’re ready for actual glitter on your lids, the easiest way to push your comfort zone is to experiment with textures while keeping the colour palette neutral.
Try Dior Diorshow 5 Couleurs Eye Palette in 567 Adore, $102, which consists of complementary shades that are warm and earthy, making it perfect for virtually every skin tone.
Even the glitter shades are ultra-fine, glides onto lids seamlessly and blends easily so you don’t have to worry about any unevenness.
Alternatively, you can wear your usual neutral eyeshadows and apply a layer of Laura Mercier Caviar Chrome Veil Lightweight Liquid Eye Colour in Gilded Fresco over for shimmery finish.
Glitter Meter: Advanced
You’ve experimented with textures and are ready for some high-impact pigments.
Go ahead and try a sultry smoky eye look with a mixture of textures and shades.
Lancome Hypnôse Palette Drama in DR1, $90, holds five shades of blue, ranging from icy pastels to deep midnight blue to give you the versatility to create any look you desire.
On the other hand, Tom Ford Beauty Cream And Powder Eye Color, $100, which as its name suggests, has a cream and powder eyeshadow that can be worn alone or together. Try 11 Fleur Neige, which holds a greyish brown cream shade that accentuates your features beautifully, plus a pale gold glitter eyeshadow that’s perfect for adding that extra pop. Dab onto the centre of your lids for a three-dimensional effect or on the inner corners of your eyes to brighten them up. And regardless of whether you use brushes or your fingers to apply, remember to prep your lids with an eyeshadow primer for long-lasting wear (here are some that should do the trick).
Glitter Meter: Maestro
So you’re no stranger to replicating your favourite looks on Euphoria and when it comes to makeup looks, your personal mantra is, “go bold or go home” (check out these celeb party makeup inspos, if that’s you). And since your creativity knows no limit, look out for artistry brands that are known for their pigment-packed formulas so you can create the boldest, most dazzling looks this holiday season.
For example, try Shu Uemura’s Pressed Eyeshadows in a glitter texture. The finely-milled particles pack colour intensity and light-reflecting pigments for a captivating, multi-dimensional effect. A little goes a long way so always start light, gradually layering more product till you achieve the desired coverage.
Otherwise, you can never go wrong with MAC Cosmetics’ Pigment Loose Colour Powder, which has a light-as-air formula, allowing for effortless application and blending.