I Wore An OTT Glitter Smoky Eye Look To Work

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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