A Simple, Easy Way to Wear Glitter


Good morning!!! I recently posted swatches of the brand new Brija Gemstone Glitter Collection (linked here). With all of the crazy glitter lip trends and dramatic cut crease with a glitter lid looks out there, I wanted to show you a really simple way to wear glitter.

This look takes minimal effort so it’s absolutely achievable by anyone. Glitter doesn’t have to be scary! It is just a ton of fun!


Here’s how I created this look:

(1) I started by priming my eyes with the Brija Powder Eyeshadow Primer.

(2) I think the key to a really beautiful, simple eye look is to remember to define your crease, if only just a little. I went in with a big fluffy brush and blended in just a little bit of Live for a Minute (a cool, matte, light gray, swatched here).

(3) I added just a light sweep of a lid shadow in Tired of the Same Old Thing (swatched here). You can barely tell I am wearing a lid shade but I just wanted a bit of sparkle and dimension.


(4) Map out your wing. Whether you do your wing with gel, liquid or powder just remember to go slowly. I used an angled brush and the shadow You Are Not My Mother (a dark, shimmering navy, swatched here). I also blended a touch of this into the outer corners of my lower lash line.

(5) I added just a bit of glitter to the top of my wing and lower lash line. I used the shade Sapphire.

(6) Prep your lids for glitter! I highly recommend using some sort of adhesive for your glitter. The Brija Adhesive Eyewax is perfect for this. It’s extremely affordable and really doesn’t allow your glitters to go ANYWHERE!


(7) Use a small flat brush to apply your glitter of choice to the inner corners of your eye. I used Citrine which is a gorgeous bright glitter with a yellow undertone.

(8) Add mascara and falsies and call it a day!


On my lips I am wearing the Cream Wand Lipstick (swatched here) in Scotland. I absolutely LOVE this lipstick. It’s super moisturizing and super pigmented. An absolutely perfect nude.

I think this is such an easy way to incorporate glitter into an otherwise simple look. Don’t be afraid to play and experiment with glitter! How do you like to wear glitter? Let me know down in the comments!



  1. Annette September 17, 2016 / 11:07

    You look so good! Love the winged eyeliner and the sparkle. Thanks for this post.

    • Ellen September 17, 2016 / 11:32

      Thank you so much Annette! I’m so glad you like it!

  2. Lorraine F September 17, 2016 / 11:40

    looks great on you…I have aging and hooded eyes, so I would really have to experiment (which I am not good at doing) to figure out how to make it look good on me. I don’t have a lot of time to put on makeup in the mornings, so I guess for now, I will use it in the inner corners like you did. I need to watch some tutorials, maybe.

    • Ellen September 17, 2016 / 11:44

      I totally understand. Definitely play up the inner corner of your eye. Check out Lisa Eldridge or Karima (Shameless Fripperies) on YouTube. They both have really helpful tutorials. Thanks so much for commenting Lorraine

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