In a year of sartorial contrasts, we shouldn’t be surprised that alongside the thirst for perfect, untouched spa skin was an obsession with all things sparkly, shimmery and shiny. Glittery eyelids were on show at Topshop, Undercover and Stella Jean, while stick-on gems, jewels and rhinestones stole the show at Dries Van Noten, Jeremy Scott and Givenchy.
Glitter level 1: A fresh face of make-up is always pretty in the church, but to make your glowing skin really stand out at the reception, add a single pop of glitter. At Giambattista Valli, make-up artist Val Garland created a teardrop shape next to the eye with clear adhesive and a blob of pink, purple or blue glitter on top. Glitter level 2: Did you know glitter can be subtle, as long as its blended in gently? Much like highlighter, you need to consider your complexion first—silver shimmer is best on very white skin, gold with a tan, and bronze on darker skin. Spread a liquid adhesive over your entire lid and up to the brow bone, then brush a light coat of loose glitter on top, finishing with lots of mascara. Good for big-city parties.
Glitter madness: One part Cleopatra, two parts Broadway show, the look created at Creatures of the Wind is gorgeous, but definitely in the ultra-glam bachelorette party category. Make-up artist Aaron de Mey drew a bold wing all the way out to the temples, then brushed gold shadow mixed with loose gold glitter up to the brows for pure shimmering prettiness.
The tools: Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Cosmic and Space Cowboy.
Moondust Eyeshadow in Cosmic (left) and Space Cowboy, Urban Decay