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Beauty Trend To Try: Glitter Eyes

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If there’s a time for glitter, it’s Christmas. The festive seasons always brings sparkle, shimmer and shine, even in the beauty world. For a bold party look, take inspiration from Burberry’s A/W 2016 show, where make-up maestro Wendy Rowe sent models down the catwalk with clean skin, subtle smoky eyes and show-stopping glitter cascading to the cheekbones. Whether you’re a lover of experimental beauty, or someone who sticks to the same products, glitter eyes is the surprisingly wearable make-up trend that will see you through to the New Year...

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As evidenced on many an A/W 2016 catwalk, this season is the time to sparkle, and we’re coveting British fashion house Burberry’s shimmery look. The hero product? Burberry’s new Shimmer Dusts, £20 each, and available in gold and silver to satisfy every metallic maven.

So, how can you re-create the look?

Backstage at Burberry, make-up artist extraordinaire Wendy Rowe started by creating a simple smoky eye – a charcoal cream shadow was applied to eyelids and under the lower lashes with a finger, not a brush, for an un-done finish – along with a healthy coating of jet-black eyeliner and black mascara. Rowe then tapped her chosen Shimmer Dust – a loose, iridescent glitter – on the tops of cheekbones for a playful look.

Any top tips for mastering shimmer?

Don’t overthink your application, as Rowe explains, “this needs to feel effortless and deliciously dishevelled.”

And when can you wear glitter?

Aside from the aforementioned Christmas gatherings, channel the glitter eye at winter weddings and through into New Year’s Eve.

Still not convinced?

For those intimidated by the idea of applying sparkle directly to the face, there are plenty of other ways to add some glimmer to your usual makeup look; replace your regular black eyeliner with a metallic offering from the likes of Urban Decay or By Terry. Or, for a more wearable yet no less dazzling look, use an angled brush to press glitter close to your lash line (use a cream shadow as a base to help it stick) for eye-catching lashes.


Fine Glitter Dust, Silver, £4.59 | Barry M

Shimmer Dust, £20 | Burberry

Ombre Blackstar, £29 | By Terry

Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner, £14 | Urban Decay

Eyes To Mesmerise, £22 | Charlotte Tilbury

Full Metal Eye Shadow, £21 | Yves Saint Laurent

Shimmering Cream Eye Colour, Fog, £18.70 (was £22) | Shiseido

3D Glitter, £16 | MAC

Shimmer Dust In Black Glitter No.2, £20 | Burberry
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