It’s the most wonderful time of the year…especially if you’re a glitter fiend. To ensure you execute your glitter looks like an actual grown-up, here, we suggest six different ways to rock glitter this holiday season.
All Over Glitter
Highlighter is of course the most obvious option for the face, but if you’re looking to let your complexion REALLY shine and glow without the Kirakira+ app, we suggest a shimmering moisturizer.
29Secrets Pick: COVERGIRL Vitalist Go Glow Luminizing Lotion ($15)
The key to glowing skin is hydration. Made with glittery light-reflecting pigments, this luminizing lotion will really boost the appearance of healthy-looking skin, while delivering just the right amount of glitz and glam. After foundation, gently massage Vitalist Go Glow into the skin.
If you’re a big music festival fan, you’ll know glitter hair isn’t a new concept. Instead of applying loose glitter directly onto your roots, try using a glitter hair spray for a more controlled all-over effect. 29Secrets Pick: IGK Preparty Hair Strobing Glitter Spray ($20), available at Sephora.
The Strobing Glitter Spray catches and diffuses light for a subtle and luminous effect that’ll last all night long, while also adding lustre to your hair. And in case you’re wondering: Yes, it’s totally mess-proof and easy to wash out.
We’re obsessing over how Canadian makeup vlogger, Leigh Dickson, gives glitter eyes a graphic twist. We love this glitter eye look because A) it’s different, duh, and B) it’s super easy to recreate. What you need: a fine tip black eyeliner and an intense glitter eyeshadow.
29Secrets Pick: Nars Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow ($36), available at Sephora.With the Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow, you’ll be able to create two completely different finishes. Apply dry for a sheer and luminous finish, or amp it up for a holiday party and apply with dampened brush high-impact, metal-like finish.
If you’re looking to create a softer look, incorporating glitter to a traditional smoky eye is one of the best ways to make your eyes pop. Instead of a classic cat eye, line your upper lash line with a metallic eyeliner instead. 29Secrets Pick: Urban Decay Heavy Metal Liner ($23), available at Beauty Boutique.
To really nail the perfect glittery lip, you need a gloss that is guaranteed to sparkle all night long. 29Secrets Pick: Fenty Cosmic Gloss Lip Glitter ($24), available at Sephora.
Rihanna’s Cosmic Gloss is available in four glitzy shades. Each hue delivers iridescent pigments and glitter to create multidimensional shimmer in just one swipe — which is very powerful for a lip gloss. But for those who want to take glitter lips to new heights, we suggest layering the Cosmic Gloss on top of the Fenty Starlit Hyper-Glitz Lipstick.
Probably the easiest way to rock glitter this year is by decking out your nails with the perfect metallic nail polish. 29Secrets Pick: Quo by ORLY Breathable in shade Fairy Godmother ($11). This shade is also available in the Quo by ORLY Marvelous Minis Nudes, available at Shoppers Drug Mart.
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