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How to Wear Glitter Eyeshadow Like a Pro

Photo: @patmcgrathreal/Instagram

Photo: @patmcgrathreal/Instagram

Spotted on the Spring 2017 ready-to-wear runways at Maison Margiela, Fendi, and Giamba, a fearless dose of glitter is the easiest way to break out of a beauty rut and amp up the glamour this season. “Bronze and champagne shades of glitter are perfect to warm up your face in the summer,” says international editorial and celebrity makeup artist Nina Ubhi. “Apply on top of your inner-eye highlighter to give it an extra sparkle, or press it over cream shadow for a subtle pop.” This requires a quick hand, though, she advises. “Make sure to apply the glitter before the shadow dries on your lid.” As glitter fall-out is inevitable, have a roll of tape at hand. “Wrap tape around your finger with the sticky part facing out, then lightly press over any spillage to lift the glitter without spoiling your makeup.”

For those with a more understated approach to their makeup routine, Ubhi recommends applying a thin hint of shimmer along the lash lines. “Apply a line of clear gloss to your upper lash line, then press the glitter overtop with a cotton swab.” Apply a few coats of mascara to elevate the look. No matter how you decide to wear your sparkles, it’s important to keep skin fresh and clean to avoid looking too made up.

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