Your Guide to Long Lasting Glitter Makeup (2024)

Intro­duction to Glitter Makeup

It is that trend that never seems to go away.

Whether it’s for music festivals, costume parties, or simply to add a touch of sparkle to your everyday makeup, glitter makeup is always a good idea. With its wide selection of glitter shades and colorful shades, it’s no wonder that glitter eyeshadows have become a staple in every beauty lover’s collection.

Liquid glitter eyeshadows, loose glitters, and glitter gels offer lots of options for creating amazing looks. 

Beauty editors, celebrity makeup artists, and makeup lovers have all jumped on the glitter makeup trend, and it’s easy to see why.

Glitter makeup is not limited to just the eyes. It can also be applied to the brow bone, cheek­bones, or even the lips for an extra glam touch. 

In this Article though, we are focusing only on the eyes.

Different Types of Glitter Makeup for the Eyes

To add a touch of sparkle to your eyes, there are many types of glitter makeup options to choose from. Loose glitter, glitter eyeshadow, and liquid glitter are the most popular ones.

Loose glitter is perfect for those who want to mix  their own glitter creations. You can mix and match different glitter shades and sizes to get unique looks. 

Glitter eyeshadow offers a safer option for adding sparkle to your eyes. Available in a wide selection of  glitter shades, these eyeshadows are  easier to apply and blend and more suitable for beginners.

If you prefer a mess-free option, liquid glitter is the way to go. With its liquid formula and  mostly built-in appli­cator, liquid glitter is easy to apply and control. It dries quickly and provides long-lasting glitter without any fallout.

No matter which type of glitter makeup you choose, you have to use a primer or adhesive to make sure it stays all night long.

Appli­cation Tips for Glitter Eyeshadow

So, you’ve got your hands on some gorgeous glitter eyeshadows and  you’re ready to take your eye makeup game to the next level.

But to get that stunning glitter effect, the right appli­cation is key. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your glitter eyeshadows.

Start with a clean and prepped eyelid

This will make sure that the glitter sticks and stays in place all day or night. Begin by applying an eyeshadow primer or a sticky base, designed for glitter makeup.

Once your primer or base is in place, it’s time to apply your glitter eyeshadow. When working with loose glitter, it’s best to first apply a cream or powder eyeshadow in a similar color as your glitter shade.

This will act as a base and help the glitter adhere more easily. Using a flat eyeshadow brush or your fingertips, pat the loose glitter onto your lid, building up the intensity as you like.

For those using liquid glitter eyeshadows, the process is even easier.

Simply swipe the product onto your lids using the built-in appli­cator or your fingertips. The liquid formula dries quickly and gives you long-lasting glitter without any fallout.

How to make the glitter long lasting (glitter glue)

For a long lasting glitter look, you should use a glitter glue or adhesive. This will ensure that your glitter makeup stays put all night and doesn’t get smeared or trans­ferred onto other areas.

Start by putting a small amount of the glue on your fingertip. Carefully apply it to the area you want to add glitter. Make sure the glue is evenly applied and there are no clumps.

Once the glue is dry, you can start adding your glitter. Use a brush or fingertips to pat the glitter onto the area and build up the intensity as desired.

Finally, set your glitter with a setting spray to make sure it stays in place all night long. This will help lock in your look and ensure that it stays on until the morning!

Makeup Removal Tips

Don’t forget to remove your glitter eyeshadow properly at the end of the day.

Makeup Oils are often the best Choice to remove it.

Using a cleansing oil or balm is one of the most effective methods to remove glitter eyeshadow safely and quickly. All you need is a tiny bit of oil on your fingertips and massage it into your eyelids for a few seconds. Not only will this break down the makeup, but the oils will also help nourish the skin around your eyes as you remove any remaining product.

If you don’t have any cleansing oil or balm on hand, micellar water can also be used to remove glitter eyeshadow. Just saturate a cotton pad with the liquid and gently wipe it over your entire lid until the products are gone. This natural makeup remover is gentle enough for even the most sensitive of skin types.

Top 4 Product Types for Glittery Eyes

1. Loose Glitter

2. Glitter Eyeshadow

3. Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow

4. Eye primer

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Benaja Miehling

"I'm Benaja, an economics student at FH München with a soft spot for the beauty industry. Managing social media for SBLC Cosmetics and writing blog posts on the side, I enjoy blending my studies with my interests, keeping things simple and engaging in both the economic and beauty worlds."

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