Rock ‘n Roll Glitter Eye Makeup Tutorial

A messy rock ‘n roll glitter eye is always a hit in the colder seasons. See how you can create one with just 6 easy steps!

Rock 'n Roll Glitter Eye Makeup Tutorial

Step 1. Color the entire lid with a black pencil or cream eyeshadow. This will give the glitter something to grab onto and better adhere to the skin.

Product Used: NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Empire

Wearing NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Empire on the lid


Step 2. Pat loose glitter from the inner corner to 3/4 of the lid using a small brush or your fingers. For a messier glossy effect, go with a gel-based glitter.

Product Used: NYX Cosmetics Glitter Cream Palette in GCP11 Ocean Breeze

Wearing NYX Cosmetics Glitter Cream Palette in GCP11 Ocean Breeze


Step 3. Darken the outer corner and crease with a black powder eyeshadow. Blend outward for a cateye effect.

Product Used: NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Pandora

Rock 'n Roll Glitter Eye Makeup tutorial step 3


Step 4. Line the lower waterline with a shimmery white color. For more drama, use black instead.

Product Used: NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Silver Factory

Wearing NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Silver Factory on the waterline


Step 5. Clean up the undereye area with a brush dipped in foundation if necessary.

Rock 'n Roll Glitter Eye Makeup tutorial step 5


Step 6. Apply mascara on upper and bottom lashes.

Product Used: Maybelline Mega Plush Volum’Express Mascara in Very Black

Wearing  Maybelline Mega Plush Volum'Express Mascara in Very Black


Finish the look with a nude lip and a bit of blush (I used NARS Buenos Aires Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil and MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Comfort). Done!


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Rock 'n Roll Glitter Makeup Look

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Love this look. Was looking for a review of NYX glitter creams when I stumbled on your site. Though I am not fond of make-up, this look has me hooked. Am definitely going to try this. Thanks!

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