Glitter eyeshadow: how to wear the look this party season

Julie Delahaye

If you're looking to add some sparkle to your party beauty look, glitter eyeshadow is the way to go. Whether you're after a soft, understated look such as the one Rosie Huntington-Whiteley chose for the British Fashion Awards, or wanting to add some edge like Amber Heard with a bold smokey eye, we take a look at how to wear the trend this festive season…

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How to get Rosie's pretty in pink look

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley opted for a pretty pink glittering shade

Step one: Prep your eyes by applying primer on the lid to keep the eyeshadow in place. Take a nude eyeshadow and brush it all over the lid, working all the way up to the arch of your eyebrows.

Step two: Use a darker shade of pink and lightly brush into the crease of the eyelid, adding more to the outer corner of the eye for a bolder colour.

Step three: Take the medium shade of pink and using a brush blend it into the crease until the colour is completely even. Also apply it to the outer and inner corner of the eyelid, blending it in while making sure the rest of the eyelid isn't filled in.

Step four: Fill in the rest of the eyelid with light pink eyeshadow, and then start brushing the glitter on over the whole lid.

Step five: Use kohl to create a black line as close to the top lash line as possible, and complete the look with a slick of black mascara.

How to rock Amber's edgy metallic smokey eye make-up

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Amber Heard chose an edgy grey smokey eye look

Step one: Apply primer to the eyelids and above the socket crease, then take a nude shadow and sweep it across the eyelid, blending out towards the arch of your eyebrows.

Step two: Take a shimmering silver eyeshadow and apply along the base of the eyelid, blending out towards the crease and the outer corner of your eye.

Step three: Take dark grey eyeshadow and, using an angled brush, start from the corner of your eye and blend inwards, as close as you can to the lash line.

Step four: Blend until the edges are no longer defined, and then add a bit more of the darker shade to the corner and keep brushing.

Step five: Finish with a coat of mascara – if you want an even bolder look you can also opt for kohl liner, drawing a line as close to the lashes as possible.

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