Ahh glitter… it can look magical and fun and beautiful but yes, it can also be quite intimidating. It can make a statement and can be very stylish! But it can easily get out of hand and turn your face into a disco ball if you’re not careful (no judgement if that’s the look you’re going for).

Glitter can also add that much-wanted glam and wow factor to your look… here’s how you can incorporate glitter into your looks, whatever your age. Perfect for the festive season!

How to wear glitter on your eyes

Focus on one feature

To avoid going overboard, choose one feature to highlight with your gorgeous glitter. For example, your eyes, lips or nails. Less is quite often more.

Try a cream shadow

If you’re new to glitter or feeling unsure, try a liquid or cream glitter eye shadow. They still provide impact but can be easier to use, The creamy texture makes them easy to blend.

Stila Cosmetics Double Dazzle Liquid Eyeshadow Duo

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Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow

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Look for more neutral shades

More muted shades like gold, silver, bronze or champagne look elegant and sophisticated and are easier to use on a variety of looks.

Add a pop of glitter

You don’t need to apply the glitter all over the lid, Try starting with a matte base eyeshadow and add a touch of glitter to the center or inner corner of the eye, or a pop of sparkle that isn’t overwhelming.

Glisten Cosmetics Time Warp Palette

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With Love Cosmetics Pressed Glitter Trio

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Kaima Cosmetics Loose Glitter Pigment

Try glitter eyeliner

Another way to add a little sparkle is using a glitter eyeliner on the upper lash line for a dazzling effect.

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Liner

KIKO Milano Glitter Eyeliner

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But you don’t just have to stop at the eyes…

Pop it on your pout

If you don’t do anything else, then add drama to your look by adding some glitter to your pout. Chunky glitters can seem a little juvenile, you could opt for a gloss or lipstick with a sparkle too. Adding a touch to the center of your bottom lip can make it appear fuller.

Ciate London Glitter Storm Lipstick

DIOR Rouge Dior Forever Sequin Liquid Lipstick The Atelier of Dreams

Don’t forget the setting spray

Lock everything in place with a nice setting spray. If you’re using a more shimmery glitter, using a spray first and then applying the highlighter helps intensify the effect.

Iconic London Prep Set Go Spray

Urban Decay All Nighter Extra Glow Setting Spray

Wear it on your body

A body shimmer can add a touch of glam for a glowy, even toned looking skin. A little bit of body shimmer goes a long way, so add some to your collarbone for a sexy, lit from within look.

79 Luxe Body Oil

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Fenty Beauty Body Sauce Body Luminizing Tint

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Tom Ford Soleil Blanc Shimmering Body Oil 

It’s all about the confidence! Own your look and you’ll be oozing with confidence.