15 Glitter Eyeliner Makeup Ideas That Are Actually Wearable

I love sparkle. You put sparkle on almost anything and it will make it better — except if you’re putting non-edible glitter on food, obviously. Sparkle is great in fashion, it’s great in room decor, and it’s great in bath bombs. Sparkle is also great in makeup, especially in the form of glitter eyeliner.

As much as I am a sucker for sparkly makeup, I will admit that there is a time and place for it. As fabulous as some lewks are on Instagram, they can look downright ridiculous IRL. Not to mention that a lot of them are the result of 450 steps, 20 products, a good filter, and some Photoshop. For me, the most successful glitter makeup looks are ones that are actually wearable which is why I am a fan of glitter eyeliner.

You only need a dab of glitter eyeliner to enhance your entire face. It looks pretty by itself or you can take the look further with eyeshadow. And it’s actually at its best when it’s fuss-free and not overly complicated. You might not think glitter could be classified as effortless, but these looks might change your mind. Keep scrolling to see 15 glitter liner makeup ideas that are actually wearable IRL.

1. Gold Glitter Liner

This is so subtle that you could actually pull this off during the day.


2. Peach Eyeshadow and Pink Glitter Liner

Pro tip: Swipe on a glossy peach eyeshadow then add pink glitter liner. Whatever you do, don’t use mascara.


3. Navy Shadow and Glitter Liner

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Draw attention to the inner part of the eyes with that glitter liner.


4. Glossy Makeup With Bronze Glitter Eyeliner

Enhance soft shimmering shadows with a sparkly liner.


5. Glitter Liner And Faux Lip Piercing

Take a shimmering eyeliner down to lips with a simple slash on the bottom lip. It gives the look of a lip piercing without any needles.


6. Silver Glitter Eyeliner And Red Lipstick

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A silver cat eye looks super chic when paired with red lipstick.


7. Glitter Outline Liner

Tutorial is on our Instagram story?

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Tilt your head to the side so you can appreciate this negative space glitter liner look.


8.  Floating Glitter Eyeliner

Note the placement of this skinny glitter liner. It will make you look wide awake.


9. Blue Glitter Eyeliner and Pink Eyeshadow

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Shimmering eyeshadow is the perfect complement to glitter liner, obvs.


10. Soft Glitter Liner

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Here’s your proof that glitter liner can be sweet and subtle.


11. Thick Silver Winged Liner

Draw your line on extra thick to show off the sparkles and your eyes.


12. Black Winged Eyeliner With Gold

Highlight the crease of eyes by swiping a bit of gold glitter liner in the very center of the crease.


13. Glitter Eyeliner With Black Outline

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Want to really play up your glitter eyeliner? Outline it with a liquid black liner.


14. Gold And Copper Glitter Liner

This is simple, but looks amazing.


15. Pink And Purple Eyeshadow With Glitter Liner

Don’t be scared of mixing bright eyeshadow colors with glitter liner. This combination is so pretty.


What looks are your favorites? Let us know in the comments!

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