Adapting trends for everyday occasions can be quite simple if you consider the basic ingredients we need to create the look. With this trend it comes down to subtle shimmers, sparkling pigments, the wet look or even pure eye glitter.
Most longwearing sparkly eyeshadow is certainly the finely ground and compact shades. This type of eyeshadow requires a good lid prep with eyeshadow base and then the eye shadow. Eyeshadows can be applied with brushes, often flat ones that are made from natural hair, so that the intensity and shimmer sticks to the eyelid better. If there is no intensity you want, you can always try the wet application technique. Take a brush, spritz some mineral water from the distance, then dip into the eyeshadow and apply with tapping motion on the eyelid. Repeat the procedure until you get the desired intensity of color and shine.
Another way to add great intensity are powdered pigments that are also applied with a wet brush, a fixing medium or water and a flat brush. The trick is simple - mix the pigment with a little wet medium into the lid of the pigment, this creates less mess, then apply on the lid. A detailed view of this technique for two different types of pigment can be seen in video tutorial from miss7 cover shoot.
You can also enhance the glow by applying a wet medium directly to the eyelid. Despite the fact that some people are happy to put some lip gloss on the eyelids for that wet look effect, I recommend that you get a product like Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream. First apply the desired eye shade, eye pencil or pigment that you want, blend as needed, then apply Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream. This technique can also be seen in the video.
Be careful with the application and wearing of pure glitter, because they can easily get into the eye and that is not a nice feeling. The technique is the same as with the pigments. You want to mix glitter with something wet, to help it stick to the eyelids. I suggest that you make the look that you want, blend in as needed then apply the glitter in the middle of the lid, on the outer edges, on the lower eyelid or across the entire eyelid for a dramatic effect from the catwalk.
Glitter can be removed with a dry or slightly wet Q-tip, by placing it on top of loose glitter and rolling between fingers on the spot. This way you will not remove foundation or other makeup that you may have.
At the same time, I recommend that you always have eye drops in your make-up bag. They will refresh, moisten and reduce redness in a moment, which is one of the main prerequisites for a dramatic, flawless and brilliant look.
Photography: Jelena Balić