It’s the season to dress your glamorous best and shimmer in style. Getting glittermake-up right can be tricky, and making it age-appropriate can be tough. However, a little bit of sparkle can go a long way and help accentuate your eyes, lips or even fingertips. Make-up experts share some tips for nailing the disco girl look.
Accentuate the lips
Abhilasha Singh, creative head make-up, Jean-Claude Biguine Salon and Spa says the party season is here and so is shimmer. “The eyes are a prominent part of Indian women’s make-up routine, glitter can be used to accentuate them. There are a lot of varieties available in the market. The eyes can be highlighted by using glitter all over or from the center of the eyes to the outer corner or the winged liner can be given a glitter lining. The Make Up For Ever aqua seal can be used to make glitter into liner and the MAC glitters or Kryolan glamorous sparks are my personal favourite. It can also be used to accentuate the lips. If you have thin lips apply a little glitter in the centre of the lower lip and the cupid’s bow to make the lips look fuller,” adds Abhilasha.
All about the eyes
The best way to use glitter is by using a creamy eye shadow in the same tone as your glitter says Aakriti Kochar, make-up and beauty expert, Oriflame India. “As one gets more comfortable with glitter, one can even choose a contrasting base to glitter for trying out a variety of looks. Use shades like champagne gold, plum, wine tones, cranberry and bronze on the eye lids. One can even use it in the inner corner of the eyes to highlight with a simple eye shadow on the lid. When using glitter on the eyes, make sure the rest of the face is very minimalistic with a neat and clean base. Sporting a neutral lip colour with gloss is a good idea.”
Shimmer on the nails
Too much glitter can make your make-up a little flashy says Uday Shirali, celebrity make-up artist. “I always suggest applying glitter more on the eyes and lips than cheeks. Adding a dab of glitter on your upper and lower lids of your eyes will finely make your eyes subtly sparkle. The same goes with your lips, take a bit of loose glitter on your ring finger and dab it on your lips or just swipe on a glitter gloss to your lower lips and then rub a little to evenly spread it,” says Uday. For those wanting to add some shine to their tips he says, “Add glitter on top of your wet nail polish. You can either put some on the whole nail or just on the tip. To bond the glitter properly, apply a clear top coat.”