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

Dec 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET

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: Step 1

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: Step 2

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

Step 3

A glitter eye makeup tutorial: Step 3

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

Step 4

A glitter eye makeup tutorial: Step 4

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

Step 5

A glitter eye makeup tutorial: Step 5

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: Step 6

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

Step 7

A glitter eye makeup tutorial: Step 7

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

Step 8

A glitter eye makeup tutorial: Step 8

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: Step 8

Step 9

A glitter eye makeup tutorial: Step 9

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: Step 10

Coat lower and upper lashes with mascara.

Step 11

A glitter eye makeup tutorial: Step 11

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: Step 12

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: Bonus Steps

A glitter eye makeup tutorial: Finished

Now go make some jaws drop before the ball drops.

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