All That Glitters: Tips To Achieve Beautiful Metallic Lids

Carolyn Englar
All That Glitters: Tips To Achieve Beautiful Metallic Lids
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Sometimes, you just want to swipe on a quick coat of mascara and run out the door. And we totally understand that there is a time and a place for a simple, neutral eye.
But there are also those moments in life when those eyes just need to sparkle. And what better way to refresh your look than with some glitter and shine for fall? Glittery metallic lids were all over the fall runways, and we’re here to show you which products can get you that supermodel look at home.
Don’t be nervous – even a make-up novice can achieve this look! Here, our top tips to get the look.
Keeping It Neutral: To get the low-key version of this look, we recommend using a neutral color that’s not too pigmented. And yes ladies, glitter can be worn in the office – just keep it light and go for subtle earth tones that will add a hint of shimmer to your usual make-up routine. To bring this look from day to night, just pair it with some eyeliner or a bold lip, and you’re good to go.
Get In Line: Love your liner? Then give this trend a try with a glitter pencil. Apply your base shadow and then pick a glitter liner in a darker complimentary color – the classic black or grey liner will work as well. We love this look when it’s a bit messy, so smudging is encouraged!
Go Hard Or Go Home: If you’re planning a big night out and want to achieve a truly dramatic eye, then pick a bold color (we love greens, purples and blues for this coming season) and make your eyes pop! Apply a matte base and then layer it with a glitter shadow. And if you’re feeling the dark side, apply some liquid black liner (glitter optional!) and add a cat eye swoop at the ends for a really dramatic look.
Check out our favorite glitter shadows and liners of the moment so you can achieve this fall trend at home.
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This sparkly shadow somehow manages to pack in color and staying power all into one tiny pot! It can be worn wet or dry, and has a boost of Vitamin E for some extra antioxidant protection. Stila jewel eye shadow, $20,

This is a great shadow for beginners going for a slightly more understated look. Its smooth texture is easy to apply, but with 40% more glitter than most sparkly shadows, you are sure to get more bang for your buck! Urban Decay Stardust Eyeshadow, $20,

Perfect for a night out, this shadow illuminates the eyes and is sure to create a dramatic effect. Highly pigmented, the color can be worn bold and bright or simply dusted on for a subtler look. Nars Night Series Eyeshadow, $24,

This liner can help you transform your look from day to night in seconds! Just throw it in your bag and when you’re ready to go out after work, line your eyes with this glitter pencil and you’re ready for a night out. Palladio Glitter Eye Pencil, $4.99,

This shadow is as versatile as it is glamorous (it is Chanel after all!) Its gel texture makes it ideal as both a shadow and a liner, and is sure to add some sparkle and shine to any look. Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow, $36,

This pencil glides on smooth and will give you lasting color and sparkle. It blends seamlessly with any shadow and is completely crease-resistant! Wear it clean for a polished look, or smudged if you want to go a little more rock n’ roll. Nars Glitter Pencil, $24,

This shadow is great for those of you who love to blend and are going for a slightly more natural look. This shimmery trio provides three tonal shades that you can apply to the base, crease and lash line of your eye – a multi-tasker’s dream! Stila eye shadow trio, $28,

This liner comes in seven fun shades, ranging from classic black to trendy teal, making it easy to mix and match with your favorite shadows. Pair one of these brighter shades with a more neutral eyeshadow to add a flirty accent to your look. Sephora Glitter eyeliner, $12,

We know these probably remind you of the '90s, but we swear these roll-ons are a great way to achieve this glitter trend! And at such an affordable price, you can stock up on all 16 shades without breaking the bank. NYX Roll on Eye Shimmer, $4.50,

This palette is ideal if you like to keep things natural, but also enjoy changing up your look day to day. With the perfect mix of matte and shimmer shadows, the possibilities are endless with these nine fabulous shades! Too Faced Natural at Night, $36,

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