Party season might be over, but we’re still all about working glam makeup right now. After all, glitter eyeshadow and bold lipstick can get seriously addictive. If you’re feeling those glam vibes, too, we’re rounding up the hottest looks made for your Insta feed. Think less festive red and more sultry, shimmery or sculpted hues that tick off 2020’s biggest makeup trends…
1. Glam Blue Eyeshadow
File this one under ‘glam makeup looks for when you’ve stayed up way too late’, because nothing hides your tired eyes like a bold blue, metallic eyeshadow. Not only does the colour make the whites of your eyes appear instantly brighter, but the shimmer also lends a dewy finish that helps your whole complexion glow.
To get the look, reach for Wonder’Swipe 2-in-1 Liner to Shadow in Cool AF, and blend it from the centre of the lids outwards, swiping right up to the crease. Then, grab the gold shade, Instafamous, and apply it to the inner corners of your eyes, before sweeping outwards so it meets the blue. Easy, speedy, dreamy.
2. Glam Ombre Lips
Nothing says ‘glam’ like a red ombre lip. It makes your pout appear fuller, and it’s easier to do than it looks – as long as you’ve got Stay Matte Liquid Lip Colour on side. The velvety formula dries down to a long-lasting finish, which is perfect when you’re working with two different shades, as they’ll stay exactly where you want them. No smudging, smearing or fading.
To start, apply deep, dark Urban Affair at the outer corners of your lips. Do just a dot either side, then blend inwards, leaving the centre of the lips pigment-free. Next, press bold red Fire Starter on the middle of your upper and lower lips, and blend outwards to meet the deeper corners. Gradient lip, sorted.
3. Glam Contouring
If low-key glam is more your look, contouring gives a polished effect without appearing too ‘done’. Plus, it works with everything, from a soft smokey eye to a nude lip. Insta Duo Contour Stick is the contouring weapon of choice, featuring a sculpting shading cream on one end and a dewy highlighter on the other.
Nail that Insta-glam by first gliding the shading cream from the hollows of the cheeks up to the tops of ears, then swipe down the sides of the nose, along the jawline and around the hairline. Blend with fingertips, before tapping the highlighter on the bridge of the nose, the tops of cheekbones and the cupid’s bow. Just like that, you’ve learnt how to contour.
4. Glam Coloured Eyeliner
We’ll always love black, but coloured eyeliner is set to be huge in 2020. Want in? Go bright with rainbow makeup or stick to deeper shades of emerald, navy or plum. Our current pick is Soft Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Pencil in Jungle Green, etched and smudged into a soft wing that frames the entire eye.
Perfect your flicks by first lining upper and lower lash lines with the pencil. Build up thickness on the upper lids, extending at the outer corners of the eyes, so liner angles up towards the tips of brows. Soften with fingertips, then plump up lashes using Wonder’Luxe Volume Mascara.
Looking for more ways to go glam? Discover how to do a smokey eye with our step-by-step tutorial.