We’ve got our eye on all the latest trends… and one of our favourites this summer has to be dewy eye makeup! This look is so hot right now, and it can be bold and glamorous or fresh and natural, depending on how you wear it.
Glossy eyeshadow is wet, wild and simply magical. While there are liquid eyeshadows that provide a shimmer finish (try NYX Professional Makeup Lid Lingerie Eye Tint) the best way to achieve high shine using any eyeshadow in your makeup bag is with a dab of clear lip gloss - on your eyelids!
How to make eyeshadow glossy
Apply your eyeshadow as usual, blending your favourite colour with an eyeshadow brush.
- Use your finger to gently pat clear lip gloss over the colour to cover your whole eyelid. We like NYX Professional Makeup Mega Shine Lipgloss in Clear for a long-lasting wet-look eyeshadow finish.
The shiny eyeshadow looks we love
Dewy eye makeup creates a stunning feature of your eyes, but you need to be careful not to overdo the rest of your face. It’s best used as an accent to complement an otherwise matte and neutral look.
Pigmented eyes with naked lips
Want striking eye makeup for a night on the town? Combine highly saturated colour on your eyelids with lips that are barely there. Jewel colours such as NYX Professional Makeup Hot Singles Eye Shadow in Electroshock, Pink Lady or Dank are perfect for this look. Keep your lips bare with Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm Intense Care for a nourished, natural and kissable pout.
Nude wet-look eyelids paired with matte red lipstick
We just love the versatility of NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Shadow Palette in Warm Neutrals which features 16 glorious hues from pale sand to chocolate brown, and even shimmery gold. Apply your colour and finish with a dab of clear lip gloss. Or skip the eyeshadow entirely, and just use Maybelline Color Show Lip Gloss in White Glaze for a hint of pearl shine on your lids. Complete the look with a slick of L’Oréal Colour Riche Matte Addiction Lipstick in Retro Red.
However you wear your eyes, mascara is always the must-have finishing touch. Add a swipe of Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Very Black and you’re good to go!