One of the best parts of a Christmas celebration is undoubtedly dressing up all decked out in party gear in festive colours and taking pictures for the ‘gram! You may have your cocktail dress picked out for that Christmas dinner you’re attending, but what about your makeup?
Make your eyes shimmer, shine, and sparkle with these super glittery eyeshadows! We’ve also got some inspo pics coming up at the end so you can take down notes on how to create your best festive glam look this Christmas.
1. NYX Professional Makeup Diamonds & Ice Please Shadow Jelly Glitter Eye Shadow
This jelly formula glitter eyeshadow has the ultimate colour payoff you’re looking for in an eyeshadow. Highly pigmented and sparkly, you’ll simply need to dab and blend a small amount onto your lids for a bright, sparkly finish.
If you have concerns about the texture of the jelly eyeshadow, fret not, because it dries quickly and won’t smudge.
NYX Professional Makeup Diamonds & Ice Please Shadow Jelly Glitter Eye Shadow retails for S$16.50 at LookFantastic.
2. Illamasqua Pure Pigment
This high-shine, pure-colour powder isn’t just for the eyes – you can use it to highlight and accentuate your cheeks and brow bones too!
Available in an eye-catching selection of metallic hues, including pinks, browns, and blacks, this gives you so much potential for the looks that you can create. This versatile glitter powder can be worn alone, or mixed with eyeshadow and blusher to add a glittering shimmer finish. Alternatively, you can also mix it with Sealing Gel and apply using a fine brush for a shimmering liquid eye liner!
Pro-tip: Apply over a cream texture eg. an eye primer for a bolder, more dramatic colour pay off.
Illamasqua Pure Pigment retails for S$31.50 at LookFantastic.
3. Nabla Ruby Lights Glitter Palette
This eyeshadow quad is just perfect for the festive season! With an intense glitter formula and minimal fallout, this quad could easily be your go-to shadows for any fancy events.
The four shades include Ruby, an intense red, Virgo, a mauve, Capricorn, a duochrome copper gold, and Whisper, a rose coral. And of course, all the shades have shiny reflects in them that shift and reflect under light.
The Nabla Ruby Lights Glitter Palette retails for S$37.50 at BeautyBay.
4. Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows Pastel Frost Eyeshadow Palette
The first of its kind, these snap shadow palettes snap together to keep 12 shades perfectly compact in the palm of your hand. The snap shadows are available in a range of colour combos and finishes, but we can’t go without mentioning the Pastel Frost Palette!
While it’s devoid of your usual intense festive golds, reds, and browns, the shades are perfect for a fancy, soft-girl kind of look. If your Christmas outfit is more on the pastel side, this palette is definitely for you.
The Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows Pastel Frost Eyeshadow Palette retails for S$39 at Sephora.
5. Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Jewel Eyeshadow Pot
Featuring multi-layered pearl pigments that reflect light with a dazzling brilliance, this is the ultimate sparkly eyeshadow for the holiday season! The eyeshadow comes in the beloved and universally flattering Walk of No Shame shade, and it’s a fuss-free shadow that’s so easy to pick up and apply with a brush or your fingers.
The Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Jewel Eyeshadow Pot retails for S$52 at Sephora.
6. Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights Eyeshadow
Infused with chamomile and rose extracts, this long wearing, liquid glitter eyeshadow doesn’t just light up your eyes, but also soothes and hydrates the delicate eyelid area. Even after the festive season, these shades are still great to use for everyday wear!
The Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights Eyeshadow retails for S$24 at Sephora.
7. Dear Dahlia Paradise Shine Eye Sequins
If you’ve been put off by glitter eyeshadows with a thick, goopy consistency, Dear Dahlia’s got you covered. These liquid glitter eyeshadows are lightweight despite their water-based texture, and blend easily to create a long-lasting colour and sparkle!
They’re also infused with Dahlia Variabilis Flower Extract, which has proven antioxidant properties known to help protect the skin from damage and even provide anti-ageing benefits.
The Dear Dahlia Paradise Shine Eye Sequins retails for S$46 at Sephora.
8. Givenchy Black To Light Eyeshadow Holiday Palette
Composed of three versatile black and white toned shades, the eyeshadows in this versatile palette can be worn on their own, layered, or mixed for an endless combination of looks!
We’ve also got to give a shoutout to the absolutely gorgeous packaging – packaged in an elegant case decorated with brilliant sequins and presented in the shape of stars, this palette truly embodies the holiday spirit.
The Givenchy Black To Light Eyeshadow Holiday Palette retails for S$85 at Givenchy counters and Sephora.
9. MAC Cosmetics Dazzleshadow Liquid Eyeshadow
Available in a range of beaming finishes – from glaring glitters to subtle sparkles, this ultra-shiny liquid eye shadow with its silky-smooth texture and non-creasing formula glides across lids for a wash of brilliant colour and sparkle. Trust that this liquid eyeshadow will stay on your lids the whole day, so you won’t need to worry about fallout or touch ups!
The MAC Cosmetics Dazzleshadow Liquid Eyeshadow retails for S$39 at MAC counters and Sephora.
10. Stila Double Dip™ Suede Shade™And Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadows
This duo is the perfect pairing of a matte and glitter liquid eyeshadow, with one side bearing the velvety matte Suede Shade™ Liquid Eye Shadow formula and the other side, a complementary colour of Stila’s dazzling Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow formula.
This liquid eyeshadow has also been highly raved about by users online, who praise it for its longwear abilities and intense colour payoff, and that’s all we’re really looking for in an eyeshadow, tbh!
The Stila Double Dip™ Suede Shade™And Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadows retails for S$38 at Sephora.
11. Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
Infused with light-reflecting pearls for that high-impact sparkle, the eye-catching (pun intended!) shades are buildable from a sheer crystal-like shimmer to an opaque prismatic glitter finish, and are available in various festive red and gold tones!
The Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow retails for S$49 at the Hourglass counter and Sephora.
12. Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Neige Eyecolor Quad
With this four-colour eyeshadow quad consisting of pink-toned neutrals and burnished metallics, you can create smoldering eye looks fit for any festive occasion. The four complementing shades can achieve various looks, from a bold, smokey eye, to a subtle, glowing look and everything in between!
The Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Neige Eyecolor Quad retails for S$127 at Tom Ford counters and Sephora.
We’ve gathered some festive looks so you can get your glam on this holiday season!