Fun makeup looks are one way to bring in the New Year, but shimmery, unmissable details are the ultimate makeup trend to stand out.
This year, inner-eye accents are the trend, whether it be out of eyeshadow, glitter, or gems.
Celebs like Zendaya and Shay Mitchell have all been seen rocking this inner-eye trend.
And the best thing? There are multiple ways to do it.
Before applying any form of shimmer, create a base for the eye, whether that be a neutral eyeshadow look or a single nude eyeshadow all over the lid. This helps highlight the details of the inner eye look when it is applied.
When applying the inner-eye makeup, accentuate the small area that is within the inner eyelid.
This might be the easiest way of spicing up the inner corner of the eyes as shimmers and glittery shadows can be found in almost any eyeshadow palette.
PRO TIP: If you do not have a little brush handy to reach the inner corners of your eyelid, apply the glitter to the tip of your pinky finger and apply. This will give the same effect as any brush and can easily get into the tiny space.
Here are some shadows to try:
For a Creamy Yet Glittery Formula
This scattered glitter eyeshadow by Hourglass reflects off light to give the eyes a high impact sparkle.
Using a hybrid cream formula, it is reflective, buildable and adds a buildable yet delicate shimmer to the eyes, especially when used on the inner corners.
They come in 9 shimmery shades and are the perfect addition to any New Year makeup look to achieve a more multidimensional look.
For a High-End Shimmer
With 5 glitters packed into one compartment, Bobbi Brown’s shimmer brick is all it takes to achieve a glow not only on the inner eyes, but also all over the face.
It can be used as a brush-on illuminator, blush enhancer, and of course – on the eyelids and inner corners.
For a Soothing Shimmer
This is one of the key products in Charlotte Tilbury’s One-Minute No-Mirror Makeup look and is her ultimate foolproof product.
Not only does it provide a natural everyday shimmer for the eyelids, the water-infused formula also provides a cooling effect on the eyes to give instant relief.
The glide-on formula is easy to apply and does not drag the skin around the eyes.
It is infused with Vitamin E (to hydrate and provide antioxidant protection) and soft-focus illuminating pigments (to smooth over lines and imperfections).
USING A LIQUID SHIMMER
Applying inner-eye makeup using a liquid shimmer will guarantee a pop of colour that will last all day and night.
Here are some products to try:
For a shimmer that can be taken on-the-go
Coming in 9 different shades ranging from gold to light purple, the Stila liquid eye shadow provides a versatile shimmer that can be subtle or fully pigmented when layered.
The packaging is convenient and easily fits into a purse or handbag and can be taken on a day or night out.
The formula sets quickly, is non-tacky and non-transferrable. To add to the convenience of the product, it does not require primer.
For an affordable shimmer
With a matte yet glitter finish, this liquid eyeshadow is the ultimate inner-corner addition with shades ranging from gold to blue, and even grey.
The applicator is comfortable and precise, allowing it to get as close to the eyelid as possible and gliding on smoothly.
Apply with your fingertips or any flexible blending brush.
Using gems will create a 3-D effect and is sure to draw attention to the inner corners of the eye.
Giving a different look and feel to the typical shimmery eye shadow or liquid shimmer, its light-reflective properties are the ultimate New Year’s look.
To get even more creative, use pearls instead of gems.
For a Three-dimensional Sparkle
For an extra dimension of bling, stick a single gem (or even a few, if you prefer) to create a reflective and unique inner corner look. The jewels already come with adhesive, making them ready to go.