by Alexandra Nicole Nuralam

6 Glitter Eyeshadow Looks You Need to Try for the Festive Season

Image via @jessiscg

When it comes to eye makeup, nothing draws us like gorgeous, glittery eyeshadows. Sparkle on the lids makes for mesmerising eye looks—it’s why “Euphoria makeup” was all anyone could talk about.

It’s also why we gravitate towards glittery eyeshadows for the festive season. And with Deepavali right around the corner, it’s time to play around with your eyeshadow palettes for a killer eye look. Whether you’ve got your outfits ready or celebrating at home, make your eyes look fresh, dazzling and on point for the ‘gram. Plus, they will be the sole focus when you have your mask on anyway.

Ahead, find 6 standout makeup looks to ensure you look your best this festive season.

Subtle sparkle

Image via @kaleleter

If you’re not one to go out with guns blazing, too much glitter might be off-putting for you. This look is definitely on the natural side; all you have to do is layer on an earthy shade of glitter on the lids and you’ll have yourself a fun but slightly toned-down look. Bonus: it’ll go with almost any outfit.

Duochrome fun

Image via @patrickta

Duochrome eyeshadows are the go-to if you’re in the mood for head-turning eye makeup. Place some on the inner corners and blend well until the middle of the eyelid—it will change your makeup in an instant. The way the shimmers catch light in certain angles will ensure your eyes look simply stunning.

Mothership VIII Artistry Eyeshadow Palette - Divine Rose II Default
Pat McGrath Labs Mothership VIII Artistry Eyeshadow Palette in Divine Rose II, SGD192

Silver dream

Image via @fatimotisadere

Excuse us while we pick our jaws up off the floor. This stunning silver eyeshadow is everything we need and works well for virtually any occasion. Pack on the eyeshadow liberally, trace the shape with a pencil eyeliner and you’re ready to party all night (or stay home and take lots of selfies, whichever you prefer!).

Glitter graphic

Image via @cladiu.burca

Not a fan of shimmery lids but want a little something in your look? This mini graphic glitter look proves that glitter doesn’t have to be over-the-top. Do your usual winged flick with black eyeliner and carefully draw a curve above the crease with a glittery pencil for an extra oomph. Pick whichever colours you like best—the opportunities here are endless.

12H Colorful Contour Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliner 60 Fresh Mint (Glitter)
Sephora Collection 12H Colorful Contour Eye Pencil Waterproof Eyeliner, SGD16

Smoky reds

Image via @rowisingh

Tired of the ol’ smoky eye? This smoky red number can pass as both a festive look and a vampy glam night-out look. As with any other smoky eye, the trick is to go in light-handed and to build up the colour. Once you’ve got your desired smokiness, pack on some red shimmer and you’re good to go.

Ombre liner

Image via @storyofmailife

Remember when people were obsessed with ombré hair? Well, we’re obsessed with this ombré eyeliner. This fun, multi-coloured gradient look isn’t as difficult as it looks. Pick out two colours and start by painting on the darkest shade first, either along the lash line or the tip of the wing. Then, apply the second shade next to it with another brush. Now that you have each colour plotted out, blend each shade out.

For more a toned-down effect, use matte eyeshadow as a base and then pop some glitter on the centre. Another option: go all out and use glitter liquid eyeshadow all over! Just make sure to blend well before it sets.

TIP: To get more out of your glitter eyeshadow, spritz your brush with a setting spray then dip into the shimmery shade before applying for an intense pop.

Want more makeup tips, skin snacks and expert advice? Hit that ‘Sign Up’ button at the bottom to receive the latest round-up.