Everyone knows how to create a beautiful smooth matte eye shadow look, but over the last few years, it seems everyone has shied away from sporting a bold shimmery eye. Great news for sparkle lovers; glimmering eye looks are back in trend, and we’ve got you covered. No need to worry about gaudy eye shadow looks that shine in the wrong places, here at bellabox we’ve cracked the code and we’re happy to share!
This month, we’ve teamed up with Luna by Luna Cosmetics, an amazing brand known for its wide offering of eyeshadows, liners, and lipsticks. All bellas will be receiving one of four beautiful Luna by Luna Cosmetics Shimmer Eyeshadows, and we’ve collated a couple of handy tricks on how to wear them.
Formulated with silky-smooth textures, each Luna by Luna shadow is easily blendable and buildable, giving you the option to wear them lightly, or bringing out your wild side with a pop of intense colour. Highly pigmented but with minimal fallout, each shade blends like a dream and comes in a variety of colours that complements all skin tones.
Here are our best tips and tricks to get heads turning.
1) Wear it as a liner
Glitter liner has long been a favourite trend among makeup artists and creative editorials. It’s a simple way to turn a classic makeup look into a statement move. To create the first liner stroke, dip an angled eyeliner brush into your desired gel colour and create a stroke along your upper lash line. For a liner with personality, take a clean, thin, angled brush, dip into your favourite Luna by Luna shade and pat on top of your existing eyeliner. This also helps to cover up any feathering from your eyeliner.
*Pro Tip: Dampen the brush with a spritz of setting spray before dipping it into the eyeshadow. This will ensure maximum colour and effect that will stay put the entire day.
2) As an inner corner highlight
On days that you can’t combat the sleepiness, a smidge of eyeshadow on the inner corner will do the trick. Take a small pencil or paddle brush, spritzing the brush with a spray, and dip into your Luna by Luna shadow. Pat a small amount on the inner corners of your eye for a bright-eyed look, blending slightly towards the middle of the eye for a beautiful fairy-like effect. Though neutrals and light pinks tend to be a popular choice as inner highlights, don’t be afraid to go for a colour that stands out too.
*Pro Tip: Tap colourless powder under your eyes to catch any fallout and brush them all away.
3) Glam up a matte look
One way to elevate a neutral or matte eye? A swipe of glitter in the centre. Pair your favourite Luna by Luna shimmery eyeshadow with your go-to smokey look for the ultimate glam up. Again, for that touch of extra sparkle, wet the brush before patting the colour on your lid then dazzle way your way through the dance floor.
4) On its own
No use in fearing glitter, especially when it can make for such an easy, chic daily staple. Choose your favourite Luna by Luna shadow and lightly apply on the lid. Sport the colour on its own for an effortless natural makeup look. Top it off with your go-to mascara and you’re ready to go.
5) As a highlighter
Ran out of your favourite illuminator? Grab a small blending brush and lightly dip into Luna by Luna’s Selene or Juliet shades, adding to the high points of the face for a beautiful shimmer. Otherwise, use Spiced Pumpkin and blend on your cheeks for a light bronzed finish.