When you're in a beauty rut, it's a little like looking in your closet and seeing absolutely nothing to wear. Sure, you have the bones to create a killer look — a bold liner here, a bottle of texture spray there — but sometimes you just need a boost of inspiration. That's why we created Short Cuts, a series of quick, easy-to-follow videos meant to educate, empower, and excite the beauty nerds in all of us. Whether you're looking to learn something new or to refresh your current routine, there's a Short Cut for you.
New Years Eve may be behind us, but that doesn't mean you have to stash the glitter shadow you bought for the occasion. In the video above we show you how to rock a glittery halo eye well into 2017. Check out the step-by-step breakdown below.
Step 1. Prime lids and bottom lash line with a neutral eyeshadow. This gives depth to the eyes.
Step 2. With a dense, flat brush, pat metallic or glitter shadow onto lids and blend any harsh lines with a clean, fluffy eyeshadow brush.
Step 3. With a small, flat brush, gently dust metallic silver glitter onto your lower lash line.
Step 4. Apply mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
Step 5. Optional: With flat liner brush, gently apply dark shadow along your upper lash line for a lil' extra definition.