Emily MacCulloch
Emily MacCulloch

Trend on Trial: Glitter Makeup

My love of glitter started in my tweens and has been with me ever since. While I was a big fan of sparkly everything in my earlier years (more on that in a future post), it wasn’t until Chanel’s F/W ’13 show where glittery makeup became a legit trend.

chanel-fall-2013-beauty-03Glitter done right at Chanel FW’13

Since then, other shows have displayed some equally-as-gorgeous glitter looks, including this fall’s Temperley London show where sequins were used and Rodarte where models donned a single line of crystals under their eyes.

Glitter also made an appearance at WMCFW’s spring shows by way of Matthew Gallagher. While I was backstage for his show, seeing all the glitter-fied models got me reminiscing about the days when I was a sparkle fanatic. I wanted to revisit all that glitzy goodness but I thought experimenting with loose glitter might be a bit tricky to work with IRL, so I started looking into other options. To my surprise, the world of drugstore glitter has expanded considerably since my teen years. I decided to try Revlon Photoready Eye Art Lid + Line + Lash in Topaz Twinkle as it looked pretty easy to use.

And I was right, it’s the easiest. A double-sided wand, it has metallic cream shadow on one end and a glitter gel on the other, both of which are foolproof. I wanted to just use the glitter side as I thought that metallic + glitter was a little too much for my look today. I did my eye makeup first (primer, neutral shadow and black liquid cat eye), then just swept the multi-coloured sparkles over top of my liner. The brush is surprisingly precise! It only took a few seconds to dry.



Tada! Studio 54 lids FTW. It actually stayed on my eyes for ages without moving or creasing (which is a serious feat on my greasy lids). I just added it over a neutral eyeshadow and black liner but it would look A+ over a smoky eye to add a bit of glitz to your holiday party beauty look.