The latest beauty trend to take over Instagram is halo eye makeup. And, while you’ve likely seen these shimmery shadows while scrolling through your feed, you probably have yet to attempt a halo. Because let’s be real, it doesn’t look easy. In an effort to simplify this buzzy new beauty trend, we reached out to beauty blogger Sona Gasparian for her tips on how to create halo eye makeup.
According to Gasparian, halo eye makeup involves applying dark shadows along the crease and lash line with a lighter, metallic shade placed in the center of the lid. The result: an actual halo effect that accentuates the eyes. To learn how to create the eye-popping beauty look that is taking social media by storm, Gasparian gave us step-by-step instructions on how to get the look. For Gasparian’s tips on how to create halo eye makeup, as well as the products she uses for a shimmery finish, keep on reading.
If you want a saturated eye makeup look that will last all day and night, it’s important that your prep your lids with a good primer before applying shadows. Gasparian recommends using the above primer from Urban Decay.
2. Apply Dark Shadows
Once you’ve prepped your lids, Gasparian says to apply a warm-toned shadow along your crease. Once complete, apply a darker shadow to both the inner and outer corner of your eyes. Gasparian recommends using a matte brown or gray shade, as this will really make the shimmer pop.
3. Apply Shimmer
The last, but most important step of the halo eye makeup look is applying the shimmer. To do this, Gasparian says to apply shimmery eye shadow to the center of the eyelid, as well as the center of the lower lash line. Once in place, Gasparian recommends blending the transition between the neutral, dark, and shimmery shadows for a smooth metallic finish.
4. The Finished Look
Depending on what color shadows you use, the finished product should look a little something like this.
To get a glimpse of the trend that is taking social media by storm, keep on scrolling.
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