Meather Moorhouse (@makeupmouse) showcasing glitter-star christmas makeup

You’ve seen our holographic makeup look, but we thought we’d take it a step further for an even more out-of-this-world look. Heather Moorhouse from @makeupmouse joins us to bring you this awesome glitter-star makeup look – perfect for any New Year’s Eve party, and a great one to customise to your own tastes. We’ve gone for purple and pink tones, but you can use any colours you want and make the look your own. Here’s how we did it…

Lay down the base

Although you’re gonna be transforming one eye into a bright shining star, you want to lay down the base of this look on both eyes. Apply a bright shimmery purple shade from the MUA Eyeshadow Palette in Tropical Oceana to your lids and blend out at the crease. Then, taking a darker matte purple shade from the same palette, smoke out your lower lash line and blend into the bright purple at the outer corner.

Make a star-t

Let the fun begin! Take some matte purple shadow from the same palette on a skinny angled brush and draw the outline of a star over one of your eyes – we recommend picking your good side (wink wink). Take your time with this and feel free to erase as many times as you need to get it perfect.

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Fill it in

Use the darker matte purple on a stiff pointed brush to fill in the star, then use a bright pink shade from the Tropical Oceana palette in the middle of the star. Try to fade these colours into each other if you can… but we’re going to cover it all with glitter, so it doesn’t have to be perfect.

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Add definition

Before you go in with the sparkly stuff, use GOSH Giant Pro Double Liner in Black on your waterline and to create a wing on your upper lash line. This will give your eyes oomph. Then use MUA Amplify Mascara in Black to coat and fan out your lashes. Feel free to add falsies for some more drama, if you like.

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Shine bright

It’s time to grab your glitter… finally! Use Collection Glam Crystals Glitter Glue to secure your sparkle. Apply this on top of the shadows and allow it to become tacky, then pack on Collection Glam Crystals Face & Body Glitter in Royal Diva to the points of the star and blend into Collection Glam Crystals Face & Body Glitter in Temptation as you get to the centre.

TOP TIP: Work in sections to make sure the glue doesn’t dry before you apply the glitter.

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Collection Collection Glam Crystals Face & Body Glitter Temptation 4 £4.99 Buy Now
Collection Collection Glam Crystals Face & Body Glitter Royal Diva 5 £4.99 Buy Now

More more more

We love this look, but we wanted more. If you’re a massive glitter fan as well, apply a chunkier product, like Barry M Pick ‘n’ Glitz Glitter in Boo, to the points of your star for more dimension and texture.