How do I wear glitter on my eyes without looking tacky?

At Raf Simons' fall/winter 2015 show for Dior, the models wore bold and glittery shadow to match the designer's quilted nylon dresses and cashmere.

For those with smaller Asian eyes, pulling off the look can be tricky.

Mr Shon Min-Ki, Dior's regional make-up artist from Seoul who was in town last week for the launch of the Diorskin Star foundation, shows you how to do it right.

1. First, make your eyes look bigger with a few basic moves.

Curl lashes, and fill in the space between the lashes with a black pencil liner. Extend the liner on the upper lashline horizontally by about 0.3cm.

2. Pick eyeshadows with contrasting textures and glitter types, on specific areas to give the eyes depth.

Dab a pearlescent beige shadow all over the lids.

Line a fine glitter dark shadow, such as navy, close to the upper lash line. Blend the navy shadow on the inner and outer corners of the eyes, towards the double lid while following the curve of the socket. Leave the middle of the lids empty.

Line the upper lash line with a black liquid liner. Smudge navy glitter shadow on the lower lash line. Apply white or silver shadow with larger glitter pieces on the inner corners of the eyes and the middle of the lids.

Finish by drawing a thin stroke with a jet black pencil liner on the entire lower water line (or wet, inner rim of the eyes); this will make your peepers look even wider and brighter instantly. Finish with mascara.

Applied like this, glitter shadows add sophistication to your make-up while making your eyes look larger.

3. Keep the eye and cheek colours simple, so the focus remains on the eyes.


The Dior Backstage Box contains the Diorshow Fusion Mono shadow, Diorshow Mono shadow and Dior Addict Lip Glow, $146, exclusively from Dior Backstage Studio at Ion Orchard

Shu Uemura Pressed Eye Shadow in Gold 311 and Silver 909, $22 each, from Shu Uemura counters

RMK Ingenious Powder Eyes N in EX-06 and EX-07, $36 each, from RMK counters

Laneige Pure Radiant Shadow in No.5 City Khaki, $40, from Laneige counters

This article was first published on Sept 12, 2014.
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