This Sexy Black Glitter Makeup Look is Perfect for Holiday Parties

18 Materials
$40
30 Minutes
Easy

Nothing says festive like glitter! This glam black glitter makeup is perfect for all your holiday parties, especially New Year’s Eve. This look can be done with silver glitter or black glitter. Here’s how to do sparkly eye makeup for this festive season!

Tools and materials:

  • Eyelid primer
  • Dark eyeshadow palette
  • Glitter eyeshadow
  • Liquid eyeliner - black
  • Pencil eyeliner - black
  • Mascara
  • False lashes
  • Brow pencil
  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Bronzer
  • Pink blush
  • Loose translucent powder
  • Lip liner
  • Lipstick
  • Brushes: primer brush, crease brush, eyeshadow brush, blending brush, bronzer brush, blush brush, small brush
  • Egg-shaped sponge
  • Makeup wipes
Applying eye primer to the lids

1. Prep the face

Start with a clean, bare face. Apply eyeshadow primer with a brush to the upper eyelids. Blend the primer on the lid.

Applying a burgundy-colored eyeshadow

2. Apply eyeshadow

Use a burgundy eyeshadow in the crease on the upper eyelid.


Don’t worry about the messiness - you need to blend, blend, blend! The most important thing with a smoky eye is to blend.

Applying a gray eyeshadow to the crease

Use a gray shadow in the same area. You can use the same brush. No one likes the black eye look, so start lightly and you can always add more.

Applying glitter adhesive to the eye

3. Apply glitter

Apply glitter adhesive. Some brands come with this. Dab a bit on each eyelid and gently spread it. Take a small brush and wipe with a makeup wipe to moisten the brush.

Dipping a brush into the black glitter

Then, dip the brush into the glitter. This keeps the glitter confined to the brush and not spreading everywhere.

Dabbing glitter gently onto the lids

Dab the glitter gently because a little goes a long way.

Applying eyeliner to the upper lash line

4. Apply eyeliner

Apply eyeliner to the rims of the eye. Tightline or use the liner pencil on the upper inner pink rim.

Applying eyeliner to the waterline

Then, put the liner on the waterline on the lower rim. 

Using gray eyeshadow as eyeliner

Use a small stiff brush and dip into the gray shadow. Make short quick strokes to the lower lid on the outside at the lash line to add depth and smokiness.

Lining eyes with gray eyeshadow

Do a very thin layer, all the way to the inner eye.

Filling in brows with short feathery strokes

5. Fill in brows

Fill in the hairs on the eyebrows. Use short feathery strokes to really create a full and dramatic brow.

Applying mascara to the upper lashes

6. False lashes & mascara

Apply a single coat of mascara to the upper eyelashes.

Applying false lashes with tweezers

Then, apply false eyelashes with lash glue and tweezers.

Applying foundation with a sponge

7. Apply foundation & concealer

While the glue is drying, apply foundation. Place a few dots of foundation on your face: each cheek, forehead, chin, and nose. Blend the foundation with an egg-shaped sponge.

Applying concealer in a triangle under eyes

Apply the concealer directly under each eye in an upside-down triangle. Blend.

Setting makeup with translucent powder

8. Set makeup

Dip your egg shaped sponge into the loose translucent powder and gently apply to the concealer to set it. 

Applying bronzer to the face

9. Apply bronzer & blush

Use a bronzer brush and apply bronzer to the hollows of your cheeks, along your jawline, and temples. 

Applying blush to the tops of cheekbones

Add a pop of rosy pink to your cheeks by applying a pink blush to the tops of your cheekbones.

Drawing wings with a liquid eyeliner

10. Finishing touches

Once the glue has dried and your face is mostly done, draw a cat eye or winged eyeliner on your upper lids.


For a really dramatic look, you could wear a red lip. I prefer a nude lip with this black glitter makeup look, as a bold lip can be too much with a smokey eye.

Applying lip liner to the lips

11. Lipstick & lip liner

Apply lip liner to the outer edges of your mouth and then fill in with a complementary tone of lipstick.

Black glitter makeup look

Black glitter makeup look tutorial

You are ready to party with this glitzy glitter eye makeup look! Holidays are THE perfect time for shimmer, glamour, and glitter. Let me know in the comments if you did this makeup look and share your photos!




Products used

  • Glitter Eyeshadow: Dose of Colors in 'Envy'
  • Eyeshadow: Urban Decay Gwen Stefani edition
  • Liquid Eyeliner: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
  • Waterline Eyeliner: Rimmel Kohl Kajal Waterproof Eye Liner
  • Lashes: Red Cherry False Eyelashes
  • Foundation: Chanel PERFECTION LUMIÈRE VELVET in 30 beige
  • Concealer: NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in 'Vanilla'
  • Bronzer: TOO FACED Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer
  • Powder: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
  • Blush: Mac in 'LoveCloud'
  • Lipstick: Tom Ford 'Spanish Pink'
  • Mascara: Sephora collection
Suggested materials:
  • Eyelid primer
  • Dark eyeshadow palette
  • Glitter eyeshadow
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