The Best Glitter Makeup (& How to Wear It)

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Believe it or not, glitter makeup is making a comeback. With summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to add some sparkle to your tanned skin. The glitter products of today are a far cry from the Wet n Wild loose glitter or Bonnebell lip gloss of our childhood (but boy were those products the bomb back then). To avoid looking like Ke$ha or a high school cheerleader, here are my tips for pulling off the glitter trend.

The Best Glitter Makeup

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1. Stila Sparkle Luxe Gloss in “Bling”  |  2. Deborah Lippmann Glitter Nail Polish in “Candy Shop”  |   3. Too Faced Glamour Dust Pigment  |  4. Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in “Air Guitar”  |  5. NARS Single Eyeshadow in “Silent Night”


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How to Wear Glitter Makeup

Choose one facial feature to highlight

Wearing glitter eye shadow, lipstick, and blush all at once is only going to make you look like a human disco ball. For a subtle look, try a thin line of glitter eyeliner or a lip gloss with flakes of glitter in it.

Clean up your mess

Products with loose glitter (such as glitter eye shadow) can end up all over your face after applying. To get rid of the excess glitter, use a piece of clear tape to remove the glitter from the unwanted parts of your face. Or invest in some undereye makeup shields which will catch the loose glitter before it sticks to your face.

Save it for night

If you’re not sure if you can pull off the glitter, save it for night. To avoid any awkward stares at the office, try out your glitter mascara during Friday night drinks with friends instead.

Keep the rest of you face simple

A nude lip and subtle bronzer will do the trick. If you’re using a gold or silver toned glitter, you can add a little more color.

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