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Eye Glitter and Other Great Holiday Makeup Looks


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This is Katie! The holidays are always a hectic time of year, preparing to spend time with loved ones and family. One thing that should not be hectic however is your holiday makeup look. Whether you’re throwing a Christmas party with friends or spending Easter with your family, everyone should have a signature holiday look that is quick, simple, and still looks fantastic. One of the biggest holiday makeup looks right now, especially for Christmas, is eye glitter.

Subtle Holiday Makeup Tips

I love experimenting with glitter in my looks for the holidays. With all the lights glowing around you the glitter specks shimmer more in the light, giving your facial skin a nice glow and shine. You can start simple with a glittery eyeshadow look. If you want something more natural and professional looking, I would recommend wearing a shimmery golden eyeshadow on the lids, then lining the top lash line with a dark brown or black liner, and adding some mascara. The glitter in the gold eyeshadow gives a subtle shine to your eyes, making them appear bigger and brighter.

Or Go Bold: A 5-Step Eye Glitter Guide

For more of a holiday party look, follow these steps:

  1. Start with a white shadow on the lid as a base
  2. Add some gold cream shadow to the eyes
  3. Take some gold or rose gold glitter
  4. Dab some glitter onto a makeup brush
  5. Gently tap the brush onto your eyelids to add some glitter

Once done, apply 2 or 3 coats of mascara. This is an example of bolder makeup looks. You will definitely stand out at a holiday party – in a great way!

Great holiday makeup looks with glitter eyeshadow.

Fun eye glitter makeup tips for Christmas and other special occasions! Image by When Women Inspire.

Other Ways to Add Glitter to Your Makeup Looks

Other simple ways to add some glitter to your makeup and to add some shimmer and shine to your holiday look are to:

  • Use a good highlight, or
  • Add some glitter to your lipstick

When it comes to getting a good highlight, buy a cream highlighter, and apply it to your cheeks and above your brows. Add some glitter mixed into your highlight cream to give some extra shimmer to your look. You can also do this with your lipstick, such as a matte red or pink lipstick. Then, taking a lipstick brush or thin paintbrush, dip the brush into either a glittery eyeshadow or eye glitter.

Another great tip is to next tap the brush in the center of your lips, gently adding some glitter to your lipstick. Seal this look with a clear gloss. You’ll find your makeup look has some extra glitter and shine, without going overboard.

Choose from a range of eyeshadows that glow, illuminate, and highlight the skin. *


Glitter up Your Lashes Too

Also, if you’re a fan of false lashes, purchase some with glitter added to the lashes. You can find these at most makeup and beauty supply stores, or a costume store. Apply the false lashes with lash glue, then put on some mascara. Again, this adds a subtle glittery look to your eyes. To complete the amazing look, use simple gold matte eyeshadow and black eyeliner.

How to Easily Remove Holiday Makeup

These looks add a subtle hint of glitter, without going too over the top. With glitter, when you go for a subtler look, you can still easily keep your makeup looks clean and precise. Glitter can be tricky to remove, so if it is mixed in with your shadows, highlighter or lipstick, it makes for easier removal when you’re done rocking your look. I always go with more gold glitter looks, because silver tends to be too bold and bright and is harder to pair with your outfit and the rest of your holiday makeup.

So have fun this holiday season, and be bright with your makeup look, adding a little eye glitter for some sparkle and shine during the holidays.

About the Author

My name is Katie Raimondo, and I am 26 years old from Canada. I am the author of Sparks Blog, covering makeup, fashion, health and nutrition, and everyday advice. Check out my blog or follow my blog on Instagram at @katiee_rai92.

*We receive compensation for affiliate links in this post. Please keep in mind that we form our own opinions and only choose companies and products that we consider to be high quality.



  1. Piyush Choudhary October 16, 2018

    I am showing this to my girl right nowwww!!!!

    1. Katiee October 16, 2018

      I am glad you liked the article :)

  2. lizziechantree October 16, 2018

    Perfect post for the holiday season.

    1. Katiee October 16, 2018

      Glad you liked the article. I have always been a big fan of doing glittery holiday makeup :)

  3. ksbeth October 16, 2018


    1. Sparks October 18, 2018

      Glad you liked the article.

  4. mineralmakeupset December 17, 2018

    I was searching for great holiday makeup tips.
    Glad to find your post.

    1. Christy B December 18, 2018

      Great to hear that!

  5. Pooja December 19, 2018

    eye glitter is so gorgeous – I’m in love with it for eye looks

    1. Christy B December 19, 2018

      It’s fun and special for the holidays :D

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