Inspired by the embellished smoky eye at Alice & Olivia by Stacey Bendet, as seen above, I decided to upgrade my eye makeup for this season. While the sequined smoky eye seemed appropriate for the catwalk, I decided to tone it down a bit IRL and went with a glitter smoky eye. I opted to use the Marc Jacobs See-quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow in Glam Noir to achieve the look.
How to get more for less
To get the maximum payoff from the glitter, I started with an eye primer. Next, I dabbed on the product using my fingers. The See-quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow is compact so it’s better to use your finger to lift product. If the glitter you choose is loose, use a compact, flat eyeshadow brush to gently tap the product onto your lids.
Fixing it up
When working with glitter, expect some fallout, so do your eye makeup first before applying your foundation. You can also keep a micellar water and Q-tips on hand to cleanse any fallout. I decided to avoid using a neutral colour in the crease as that would make the smoky eye look too “perfect”—which is not what the look is about. I also skipped eyeliner and only used mascara. Similarly, I kept my skin fresh using only a light base, skipping any highlighter and contour. To finish off, I picked a neutral gloss to keep the lips minimal.
Making it more wearable
A glitter smoky eye is quite impactful and I wanted to avoid looking OTT, so I decided to wear my hair down for a more casual look. However, if the occasion calls for it, you can definitely go with a chic chignon or updo.
I really enjoyed doing this look because it’s great for the festive season or any occasion that calls for something a lil extra. Plus, it worked surprisingly well for the office as well because a lot of my colleagues complimented me and encouraged me to wear it again.