I honestly used to be so against glitter in any shape and form, but this year I've changed my tune! It's getting towards bonfire night and - dare I say it? - Christmas, so if you're going to go for glam glitter; now's the time. These are the glittery eyeshadows I love...
Before we dive into the eyeshadows; I wanted to give a bit of a background on how I like to use glitter. Most of the products in this post have more of a micro-glitter, so it's nothing overly chunky, though some of the bolder eyeshadows have several different colours of glitter in them to make the finish that bit more interesting. I personally find it really messy to faff around with loose glitters and glue, so cream and liquid formulas like these are my best friend! They're a way of wearing glitter with minimal fuss and mess.
Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow in Foil | £26 | This warm ambered gold glittery cream eyeshadow had my name written all over it! I knew I had to have this as soon as I swatched it in-store - true to its name; this has a stunning foiled finish. It's definitely one of the more subtle products in this post so if you're new to the whole glitter thing; it's a great place to start. I really like the formula as it's so easy to work with - I just apply it to my fingers. It's pretty long-lasting, though it can move around slightly on the lids, it does stay bold all day or night.
Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Bronzed Bell | £24 | This is the product that changed my mind about glitter! It's such a gorgeous opaque liquid eyeshadow with coppery, silver and rose gold tones mixed together. It makes applying glitter quick and easy, plus it's incredibly long-wearing and I don't end up covered in glitter fallout when I use this. There's something both fun and really quite classy about this one!
Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights in PassionLight* | £15 | These glitters from Pixi definitely have a sheerer formula than something like the Stila (though the warm coppery-brown PassionLight is one of the more opaque shades in their range) so are gorgeous as a topper. I use a powder eyeshadow as a base - either a bronze or a gold - and then press this on top with my fingers. It really stays in place and gives such a sultry, glamorous look.
ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Pledge Class | $5 | Although the shadows I have here from ColourPop have slightly different finishes, they all have the same sort of consistency. It's a sort of spongy, creamy eyeshadow formula that has incredible opacity and longevity. Pledge Class is an Ultra-Glitter in an unusual warm terracotta colour with a fine golden glitter running through it. Despite being an Ultra-Glitter, I actually think the more nude tone of this makes it super wearable!
ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in On the Rocks | $5 | This shade doesn't look to be available at the moment - I hope it returns though, because I honestly want a backup! It's one of those eyeshadows that immediately adds an evening vibe to your makeup look - if you're wearing a brown matte eye look to the office, you can just pop something like this on the centre of the lid after work to add a glam vibe. This is a Metallic and has a very warm brown base with an amazing gold glitter.
ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Moonshine | $5 | Sorry - same goes for Moonshine, though ColourPop have so many eyeshadows that I'm sure you could easily find something similar. This is also a Metallic with a cooler, darker brown base and more of an olive gold colour to the glitter. What you can actually do with a shade like this if you just want to dip a toe into the glitter trend is to apply it across the lower lashline - it looks so subtly smoky.
Butter London Glazen Eye Gloss in Spark | £15 | This is one of those jelly-type eyeshadows but - far from being thin and sticky - this has a gorgeous base colour to it and once it sets down it won't move or crease. This contains a very subtle micro-glitter that's pretty much the same champagne-gold colour as the base eyeshadow, making it one of the least-scary options in this post!