Easy Gold Glitter Eye Makeup Tutorial

Shonagh Scott
by Shonagh Scott
17 Materials
25 Minutes

Today, I'm going to show you how to achieve a beautiful sparkly makeup look that's super easy to do.

We are going to be applying some gold glitter eye makeup to the eyes. I’ll take you through step by step to explain exactly what you need to do to get a flawless and professional-looking finish.

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Tools and materials:

  • Primer
  • Foundation
  • Concealer
  • Makeup brushes
  • Cosmetic glitter
  • Scotch tape
  • Eyeshadow
  • False lashes
  • Eyelash curlers
  • Mascara
  • Eyeliner
  • Contour
  • Serum
  • Bronzer
  • Lipstick
  • Lip gloss
  • Finishing powder
Applying primer

1. Primer

Start off with a lightweight primer. I am using one that grips makeup for up to 12 hours, and it locks in hydration.

Applying foundation

2. Foundation

Once the primer is dry, go in with some natural matte finish foundation.

Applying concealer

3. Concealer

Now take some sculpting concealer.

This has high pigment to it, so I like to apply this on the very inner corner of the eyes.

I don't take it underneath my eyes. It's just to brighten that inner corner where we naturally have a little bit of darkness as we age.

Adding glitter

4. Glitter

To make this look extra special, we are going in with some cosmetic glitter.

As I said, we're not using eyeshadow. Instead, we're going to go straight on with some champagne-colored glitter.

To make it adhere, take a bit of primer and mix it in with the glitter. This works as a bit of a base layer. Initially, it's tacky, and we're going to apply this on the skin while it's tacky and then press the glitter on top of it, and it will dry down.

Pat on the base layer first and then go back in with a small brush dipped into the glitter, and directly press this on the tacky primer.

You want to look down into a mirror when you're doing this and then keep your eyes down until it's dried in place.

Using scotch tape to remove glitter

Use some scotch tape to remove any glitter that has gone on your face.

That's why we don't like to set the face first in case the scotch tape removes any of the foundation.

Adding eyeshadow

5. Eyeshadow

Use a little bit of eyeshadow to press against the root of the eyelashes.

This will help to disguise the lash band, and it will make it look less stark against the eyelid and sparkly glitter.

Adding false eyelashes

6. False lashes (optional)

You can just use mascara, but I’m going to go in with some false eyelashes.

Once they have dried, give them a little pinch with your eyelash curlers, and it will help give a more lifted look to the eyes.

Adding mascara

7. Mascara

Once they've dried, go in with some mascara just at the very base.

This will seal your natural lashes to the false ones, and it will also darken your natural lashes so they match the false ones.

Adding eyeliner

8. Eyeliner

Apply some brown eyeliner halfway across, then press slightly harder so it pushes through your lower eyelashes and onto the skin. Then blend that out with your finger.

The benefit of not taking it all the way across is that it adds a really nice shape to the eye, but it also means it doesn't close the eye completely, which is ideal if you have smaller eyes.

Then apply a layer of mascara to your lower eyelashes to add some balance so that the eyelashes on top don't look too heavy.


9. Contour

Place contour in the hollows of your cheeks and also around your hairline.

Coat the bristles of your brush with a spray-on serum because this will help blend the contour into the foundation.

Adding bronzer

10. Bronzer

Gently buff your bronzer over the contour. This will add a little bit of extra depth.

Use what’s left on the bristles across the bridge of your nose and a little bit underneath your jawline. Proceed to add blush to your cheeks.

Applying lipstick

11. Lipstick

Next, go in with some lipstick, and to add a bit of extra shine, add some lip gloss over the top.

Applying finishing powder

12. Finishing powder

Finish off with some finishing powder.

Gold glitter eye makeup

Gold glitter eye makeup 

This is the finished look. You can see the skin has this beautiful, radiant finish, it's not heavy, and it still looks very natural.

Because we've used the hydro grip primer and a semi-matte finish foundation, I'm not concerned about it moving. 

Gold glitter eye makeup

I adore the sparkly eye makeup, and I hope you love this makeup look as much as I do!

Next up, check out my post on How to Contour Your Eyes.

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