It’s a missed opportunity if you don’t go all out with your makeup for special occasions — and we’re not just talking about a standard cat-eye. We’re talking full glam, party lewks that are bound to make everyone stop and stare. For a face with a little (more like a lot) of sparkle, we beg you to try this starry eye makeup tutorial. It’s so easy, you can get the look in just three steps. Here’s how to recreate it:
STEP 1: Apply an Eye Gloss
Create a gloss eye as a base for your stars. You can use a clear lip gloss, like NYX Professional Makeup Lingerie Glitter Lip or Maybelline New York Lip Studio Shine Shot Lip Top Coat to add shine, or an eye gloss like Kevyn Aucoin Exotique Diamond Eye Gloss.
STEP 2: Apply the Stars
Using tweezers like the Tweezerman Ultra Precision Point Tweezer or Lash Assist, carefully apply each individual star to your eyelid. We used Stars Confetti Glitter Sequins from Amazon (which are available on Prime with free two-day shipping in you’re in a bind). For extra hold, dab a tiny bit of eyelash glue to the back of the star before placing it onto the lid. You have full artistic freedom to decide where to place your stars — there is no wrong answer! We liked clustering them together on the outer and inner corners of the lid.
STEP 3: Apply Your Mascara
Curl your lashes and give them a light coat of lengthening mascara, like L’Oréal Paris Telescopic Lengthening Mascara.
To really let your star eye makeup pop, keep the rest of your face makeup very minimal. Foundation, concealer and a touch of blush is all you need. Then, finish it off with a subtle coating of lip gloss to your lips for a complementary shine.