How To Wear Glitter Like A Grown Up

If you want all of the shine but none of the tinsel, we’ve got the perfect tips for a more sophisticated approach to sparkle. Step away from festival-season’s cheekbone-laden frosting and instead choose finer pigments and bold hues for a more deliberate placing of sparkle.


Step up your brow game by adding just a touch of sparkling highlight. A sliver of shimmer placed just under brows adds an unexpected hit of light to the eye area, without being overly glitzy. Feeling more fashion than cutesy, it’s a simple way to ease yourself into glitter this season. 

How to do it:

1. Shape and fill your brows as normal; for razor sharp edges, try Anastasia Beverly Hill’s famous Dipbrow Pomade, teamed with an angled brow brush.

2. Apply a concealer pigment with a flat concealer brush around the brow edges for a defined, clean finish.

3. Take a lightly dampened fine tipped, angled eyeliner brush and use it to pick up a finely milled, sparkling pigment. 

4. Carefully trace a fine line just underneath the brow.

5. Use your concealer to clean up any fallout.

6. Apply the rest of your makeup as usual.

Illamasqua Pure Pigment

illamasqua pure pigment


If lips are more your thing, then move the sparkle to your pout. Brighter, bolder and more party appropriate than any matte lip or gloss could ever be, a glitter lip is a simple, yet eye catching finish to your look. Team it with a simple winged liner and fluffy falsies for a chic look. 

Why not watch our Glitter Lip Tutorial?

How to do it:

1. Apply base makeup as usual.

2. Use a liquid eyeliner to create a sharp, clean wing liner.

3. Apply your favourite set of false lashes.

4. Use a lip pencil to define the lip line.

5. Fill with lipstick in your favourite colour – we prefer a deep, dark red.

6. Layer clear gloss over the top.

7. Use a fluffy brush to press glitter into the gloss.

8. Sweep away any excess glitter with a soft brush.

LA Splash Crystallized Glitter

la splash crystallized glitter


If you’re just not on board with chunky glitter in any form, switch to shimmer. Layered on lids, it can be built up to be as subtle and soft, or bold and bright as you dare. Dose of Colors Eyedeal Duos contain a long wearing cream pigment primer to be applied to the lid, along with a complementary loose pigment to be layered on top. The combination produces an incredible colour payoff with a dazzling shine finish, plus it’s easy to blend too – wear as a full eyeshadow hue, or restrict it to a line of colourful lash definition.

How to do it:

1. Apply base makeup as usual.

2. Use a flat shadow brush to apply the primer across the eyelid with a patting motion.

3. Buff any any unwanted harsh edges with a blending brush.

4. Use a fluffy brush, or a fingertip to press the loose pigment over the top.

5. Layer multiple colours as you see fit!

6. Clean up as necessary with your concealer.

7. Finish with a slick of mascara.

Dose of Colors Eyedeal Duo

dose of colors eyedeal duo