It’s here, it’s here—party season is here! Not that we ever really need an excuse to get all dolled up, but Christmas and New Year’s are key times of the year when wearing glitter every day becomes standard practice. Up there with a classic smoky eye and a statement red lip, nothing says “I’m ready to party” like an artfully glittered eye.
So to help you nail the look without splashing too much cash on the frivolity of sparkling sprinkles, we’ve rounded up our pick of the best glitter eye shadows ringing in under £10. Backed by celebs and pro makeup artists too, you’ll bag more for your buck with these glitter hits.
Keep scrolling for the Byrdie roundup of the best affordable glitter eye shadows…
With a strong social following on Instagram, this biodegradable glitter brand is loved by influencers and makeup artists alike. Use as an eye shadow or get creative.
Makeup artists everywhere love to sneak a little Barry M into their kits, thanks to the high pigment payoff at such bargain prices. Try the Fine Glitter Dust in Yellow Gold, for red carpet–worthy peepers.
It’s not just makeup artists getting involved with Beauty Bakerie; Beyoncé has given a nod to the brand and its founder Cashmere Nicole too! We love the brand’s glittery Sprinkles in multitonal grey.
A favourite backstage at Fashion Week, L’Oréal eye shadows are ideal for grown-up looks with a twist. This clever palette comes complete with a glitter, a metallic, a satin and a matte finish, for expert blending made easy.
Who said glitters and nudes don’t go together? This palette of shimmering shades comes approved by Max Factor makeup artist Caroline Barnes, perfect to see you through the party season.
Another brand we’ve spotted in the backstage kits of MUAs, Sleek specialises in highly packed pigments for everyone. The Enchanted Forest palette combines jewel toned shades with standout glitters, for a sparkling mix-and-match.
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