A look that was heavily spotted on Cividini’s models on the runways was the halo eye look that’s also known as spotlight eyes. If you aren’t familiar with it, this eyeshadow application technique basically plays on sandwiching a brighter and lighter colour in the middle of the eyes between darker colours. This placement is strategic in order to draw attention and light towards the centre of the lids to make them pop while faking the appearance of larger, rounder eyes. More often than not, the shadow that’s being placed in the centre is a glittery one, just like the one in this sunset eye look.
Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow In Foil, $49 from Sephora
Recreate the look with this weightless glitter eyeshadow from Hourglass that’s infused with light-reflecting pearls that capture and reflect light for brilliant, multidimensional eyes. They’re buildable from a sheer crystal-like shimmer to an opaque prismatic glitter finish, so you can use them even as eyeshadow toppers on less flashy days.
#2 Gold Cat-Eyes
Needless to say, using a coloured eyeliner instead of your usual go-to everyday matte black flick is the simplest way to try out a new colour on your lids, as seen here at Liu Chao’s. We’re living for this eye exaggerated floating cat-eye look that also features a fusion of a cut crease with a slightly lighter shade of gold. We reckon that it’s because of its power to create depth and add definition to the eyes. The non-adventurous need not apply.
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner In Goldmine, $30 from Sephora
This eyeliner has a fine, precise tip so that you can expertly cut the crease with accurate swipes or build it up for a thicker, bolder cat-eye. Its gel formula adheres stunning glitter particles to your lids for a long-lasting impact. Peach and cucumber extract condition the skin to ensure it remains healthy and moisturised.
#3 Gold-Coloured Eye Gloss
If you haven’t been living under a rock, it would’ve been hard to miss the eye gloss looks that have been surfacing all about the ‘gram. And copping this look is really as easy as just applying the lip gloss that you already own onto your lids. You can either choose to wear the gloss on its own for a wet opalescent glow or layer it over a coloured shadow – just like the makeup artists at Alberto Zambelli did – for a cool vinyl-esque effect.
Pat McGrath Lust: Lip Gloss In Earth Angel, $44 from Sephora
If you didn’t already know, you can now shop the British makeup artist’s cult brand at Sephora. Let this luxurious lip gloss be your first product from Pat McGrath. We love that it’s an exquisite blend of lustrous oils that soothes and nourishes. The best part? It has a non-sticky texture but delivers high-shine glossiness.
#4 Chunky Glitter
Sometimes, more is really more. And Halpern probably seconds that. Go all out with chunky gold glitter and even throw in touches of other bright, neon colours to really make a bold statement with your eyes.
Shrine Beauty Shrine Biodegradable Holographic Chunky Gold Glitter, $14.80 from ASOS
With a few regional festivals being ’round the corner (see: Good Vibes Festival from July 20th to 21st and We The Fest from July 19th to 21st), it’s an opportune time to pull out all the stops with ostentatious glitter-centric makeup looks that are synonymous with festival makeup. This glitter will have you looking fly while not damaging the environment because it’s biodegradable.
#5 Inner Corner Highlight
The inner corner of the eye may be a small part of the face, but highlighting it makes a big impact. Plus, it’s hard to deny that everything looks better with highlighter – from cheekbones to cupid’s bows to brow bones. There’s no reason for the inner corner to be missing out on some glimmery goodness that makes you look more awake.
Tom Ford Beauty Cream And Powder Eye Color, $94 from Sephora
Tom Ford Beauty’s two-tiered eye palette pairs a wearable everyday light brown base shade with a striking lustrous yellow gold. For hectic days, blend the brown shadow all over your lids and complete it with the ultra-pigmented, metallic cream shadow for a molten glow in your inner corners.