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A glitter eye makeup tutorial for grown-ups (PHOTOS)

Ivy Boyd is a beauty blogger and a makeup artist who has previously worked for Sephora and as a graphic designer. She studied art in college and brings that approach to her makeup artistry and YouTube tutorials. Ivy loves everything from...

A glitter eye makeup tutorial that won't make you look like a disco queen

New Year's Eve and glitter go together like peanut butter and jelly. If there's one time of year where it's not only appropriate, but expected that you sport some fairy dust, it's New Year's Eve. Here's a subtle, grown-up way to incorporate some of the sparkly stuff into your eye makeup look!

Step 1

A glitter eye makeup tutorial that won't make you look like a disco queen

I'm going to use my Urban Decay Naked 2 palette for this look. I'm using the color "Tease" on a crease brush and sweeping this into the crease first.

Step 2

A glitter eye makeup tutorial that won't make you look like a disco queen

Now, dipping into "Verve" with a flat shader brush, press the color all over your lid.

Step 3

A glitter eye makeup tutorial that won't make you look like a disco queen

Using a smudge brush, place "Busted" at the outer corner only.

Step 4

A glitter eye makeup tutorial that won't make you look like a disco queen

Now grab a blending brush and soften that out, bringing it into the crease ever so slightly.

Step 5

A glitter eye makeup tutorial that won't make you look like a disco queen

Using that same smudge brush, dip into "Busted" a little bit and drag along the lower lash line.

Step 6

A glitter eye makeup tutorial that won't make you look like a disco queen

Place the color "Bootycall" on the top of the brow bone only to highlight.

Step 7

A glitter eye makeup tutorial that won't make you look like a disco queen

Line the inner rim of your lower lashes with a soft black kohl liner.

Step 8

A glitter eye makeup tutorial that won't make you look like a disco queen

Using a black gel liner, line the top lash line with an angled brush. Create a wing at the outer edge.

A glitter eye makeup tutorial that won't make you look like a disco queen

Step 9

A glitter eye makeup tutorial that won't make you look like a disco queen

Using that same angled brush and black gel liner, extend your line past the inner corner of your eye.

Step 10

A glitter eye makeup tutorial that won't make you look like a disco queen

Coat lower and upper lashes with mascara.

Step 11

A glitter eye makeup tutorial that won't make you look like a disco queen

Using a silver glitter eyeliner, place a line of silver glitter below your inner corner gel liner. You will want to let it dry and go over several times to achieve the level of glitter you want.

Step 12

A glitter eye makeup tutorial that won't make you look like a disco queen

Draw a thin line of silver glitter liner under the wing you created. Let it dry and layer until you have a bright and sparkling line.

Optional: If you want to really up the ante, apply individual lashes or strip lashes.

A glitter eye makeup tutorial that won't make you look like a disco queen

A glitter eye makeup tutorial that won't make you look like a disco queen

Now go make some jaws drop before the ball drops.

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