Fact: Glitter is not everyone’s cup of tea. Also, true: Once you embrace the tiny flecks of glitter, you will wonder how you lived without ‘em. Anyone who has taken a chance with shimmer will agree, it happens on a day when you feel particularly bold.
When the plain ‘ol nudes get you yawning and you yearn for something really transforming, you meet glitter. Not for the faint hearted, glittery eyes exude confidence and beauty in a way nothing else can. If you think you have it in you, scroll on to find your way to sparkly eyes soon.
Glitter Eyeshadow Palette
Here’s a lowdown on hands-down the best glitter eyeshadow palettes to bring about that long-overdue twinkle in your eyes.
If you’ve been ghosted enough by eyeshadows here’s a little something to help restore your faith in ‘em. A primer-infused eyeshadow formula for longer stay like in the Profusion Cosmetics Gems Glitter Palette - Amethyst
. Housing 5 shimmery hues, this pigment-rich formula ensures ultra-smooth application sans hiccups and a result that stays from day to dawn. Oh and the pigments are so weightless, you’ll probably forget you’re wearing any eye makeup.
As soon as you lay eyes on this one, there’s no turning away. Makeup Revolution Pressed Glitter Palette – Illusion knows how to light up your eyes enough for that sparkly punch without looking overdone. Easy to blend and lightweight, these pressed pigments with just a couple of layers will dramatically step up your eye makeup game. Bonus points for being cruelty-free and vegan.
You know it’s not just another ordinary eyeshadow when the formula is generously laced with hydrating ingredients. PIXI Glitter-y Eye Quad, infused with nourishing Vitamin E and Castor Oil works behind the scenes to calm dehydrated peepers while tuning up the drama on the front. The pressed glitter figments feel comfortable on your lids and refuse to slide even as the day nears an end.
We challenge you to find a better glitter eyeshadow that ensures minimal fallout while gliding like butter on your lids than the Miss Claire Stardust Glitter Palette. The 10 richly pigmented and longwearing shimmery hues are absolutely versatile meaning you can create multitude of dramatic looks to save yourself from another blah eye makeup. Plus, it comes with an easy-to-use applicator.
Unicorn can be both fun and mysterious and this has been cleverly captured by the PAC Glitter Eyeshadow X5 - 04 Unicorn Bling palette. The cosmic mix of colors inspired by the unicorn can help you ace that multi-dimensional look you’ve been long trying to create. Feel free to wear this one on the hottest of summers, because it’s is built to stay not slide. We’re swooned.
If bright, vibrant hues are more up your alley, the Swiss Beauty Midnight Sparkle Glitter Eyeshadow Palette – 1 is your true calling. Featuring a bold selection of lightweight, finely pressed glitter eyeshadows, this palette brings to the table ultra-pigmented long lasting colors. Plus, the pigments glide so smoothly that you finally realise it doesn’t take much effort to up the glam after all.
Sparkly Eyeshadow With Your Favorite Color
If you are not yet ready to commit to an entire palette of shimmer eyeshadows, you can take baby steps with single colors of your choice. We’ve rounded up the best picks to keep your glitter eye game going strong.
If you are looking to go bold with gold, look no further than the Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Glitter Single - Brass. Finely-milled and lightweight, the sparkling loose pigments can give your eyes an instant dose of glamor with minimal effort. Perfect for party and festival looks, layer on this gold glitter for that touch of divine brightness.
Move over, subtle. Layer your smokey eyes with a wash of shimmery black pigments from the e.l.f. Cosmetics Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow - Black Magic. High-impact and gel-based, it’s formulated for a comfortable finish with minimal fall out. Oh and if patience is not particularly your strong suit, you’re in luck. Thanks to its gel-based formulation, it dries off quickly with almost no waiting period.
There’s nothing a little silver sparkle can’t perk up. Meet: Incolor Exposed 5D Wet Eyeshadow – 12. This creamy textured eyeshadow is saturated with rich, weightless pigments that are jet-milled which means finer than you can fathom. The light-reflecting formula effortlessly glides across lids for a smooth application. The best bit? You don’t have to worry about fading or creasing.
When you think pink, you naturally think pretty. For a pretty treat that lasts long, invest in the PAC Pressed Glitter Eyeshadow - 40 Pink Treat. Featuring a unique formula, this intensely pigmented pressed glitter stays on your eyes all day with minimal fallout or creasing. Think of it as your way to add a soft, shimmery dimension to an otherwise bland look.
If you are looking to make your eyes stand out with sparkles of cool blue, make the move with Daily Life Forever52 Pressed Sparkles Eyeshadow - PS003. Packed with pearly iridescent powder, the pressed glitter pigments are self-adhering which translates to less mess and effort. Plus, it’s dermatologically tested. If you want to spice things further, you can go ahead and add this glitter to your lips and nails too!
Don’t let the size of the tiny jar fool you. Packed with intensely rich and super-fine pigments, the Kingdom Of Lashes Eye Glitter - Purple Dust adds the perfect amount of jazz to your look. The barely-there shimmer is perfect for those who are not yet entirely in love with the conspicuous glitter. Simply dust a few flakes directly over your primed lids or combine with a matte eyeshadow color for that extra oomph.
FAQs On Shimmer Eyeshadow Palette
1. How do you stick glitter to eyelids?
If you want glitter to stay on the lids, you can apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly or transparent lip balm over your lids. Once you’ve applied a layer of either, you can dust some glitter powder over the lids. To keep the glitter from slipping off, it also helps to first prime your lids with a good primer. The primer works at keeping your eyeshadow and glitter pigments in place for long.
2. What is the easiest way to remove glitter?
Step 1: Soak a cotton pad in baby oil or olive oil.
Step 2: Gently glide the soaked pad across your lids in a sweeping gesture. This will help lift the pigments.
Step 3: Lastly, rinse your face with a mild cleanser to get rid of any strayed glitter residues.
3. Suggest different types of glitter eyeshadows
- Liquid glitter eyeshadow: Blue Heaven Bling Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
- Loose glitter eyeshadow: Swiss Beauty Loose Foil Pigments
- Pressed glitter eyeshadow: PAC Pressed Glitter Eyeshadow
- Glitter gel eyeshadow: Nicka K Glitter Makeup Gel