Sometimes, a girl just needs to show off her shine – literally. Wearing glitter makeup is a strong, bold expression that can go from girly-feminine to edgy-punk. Either way, it is a makeup trend that seems to never get old. The only catch is that applying it can be tricky, especially if you don’t want to overdo the sparkle vibe. The look that glitter creates is very attention-grabbing, so it is the perfect accent for an all-over dazzling look that will turn heads. It all depends on how you apply it, and where.
Who says adults can’t wear glitter? Glitter is the key to expressing an intense look, which is why numerous makeup brands are still producing shimmery beauty supplies and products. For example, Cailyn Cosmetics has a line of glitter powder products called Carnival Glitter, available in a variety of shades. The powders are finely milled so that they can be added to any kind of makeup application, including eye shadow, lip gloss and even nail polish. The particles are lightweight and bright in color so that glamour can be added to any beauty feature. (We are currently carrying them for only $9.59 a shade!)
There is a way to apply glitter appropriately without looking like an excited middle-schooler about to attend her first dance. In fact, glitter has a strong presence in high-end fashion, and it’s not only just around the holidays! A quality shimmer goes a long way when you want to incorporate a luminous element into your style. We’ve put together a list of tips of how to wear and apply glitter to get the dazzling appearance you desire.
1. Don’t Overdo the Amount of Glitter!
One tactic for wearing glitter is to only wear it on one of your beauty features. For instance, if you are going to wear it on your eyelids, don’t apply it to your lips too. Be aware of the amount that you put on as well, because it can get messy fast. It can also cause irritation to occur, especially if it gets into your eyes or mouth. Take your time putting it on – don’t rush!
2. Feel Free to Experiment
Glitter is all about being fabulous in your own way, so don’t be afraid to try out different makeup that you wouldn’t normally wear. Discover your own glitzy vibe!
3. Dress for the Occasion
Sparkly makeup has no limits, but when it comes to specific occasions, make sure the look matches the activity. If you are headed to the office to start the work day, add glitter to your nail polish for a more subtle look. A night out on the town with friends is the best opportunity to don a glittery, over-the-top smoky eye. If you are keeping it casual, try just a sliver of sparkly eyeliner on the bottom of your eyelid.
4. Accommodate the Makeup to your Outfit
If you are going to go big and bold with glitter makeup, lay low on the bling-bling and bright accessories. Avoid wearing sequins or glittery materials to prevent yourself from looking like a fireworks explosion. Instead, go with subtle accents in your ensemble.
Lastly, if you are going to don a flashy style by wearing glitter makeup, don’t forget to carry it with you because you may need a touch-up throughout the day. A spray or cream may be able to keep it in place longer. By abiding by these guidelines, your glittery makeup appearance will be looking chic and beautiful!